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Sin City's secrets: discover Las Vegas' incredible history

Love Exploring Logo By Karlina Valeiko of Love Exploring | Slide 1 of 34: Once just an arid desert landscape, Las Vegas' journey to what it is today has taken barely 200 years. First a near-forgotten town founded by railroad workers and Gold Rush pioneers, it quickly grew to become a gamblers' paradise, a holiday destination and everything in between. From the glamour of the 1950s to the slump of the 1980s and freshly found vigour in the new millennium, we trace Las Vegas' history and journey through events that made the Sin City.

How Vegas became Vegas

Once just an arid desert landscape, Las Vegas' journey to what it is today has taken barely 200 years. First a near-forgotten town founded by railroad workers and Gold Rush pioneers, it quickly grew to become a gamblers' paradise, a holiday destination and everything in between. From the glamour of the 1950s to the slump of the 1980s and freshly found vigour in the new millennium, we trace Las Vegas' history and journey through events that made the Sin City.
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