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Legendary History of Las Vegas Infographic

THE LEGENDARY HISTORY OF LAS VEGAS 1905- Las Vegas is founded. Of LAS VEGAS NEVADA 1900 1901 1911 1902 Divorce laws are liberalized in the State of Nevada, making residency easier to attain. A "quickie" divorce can be attained after six weeks of SOUTHWESTERN Dude Ranches 1903 residency. These short-term residents stay at "dude ranches," which are the forerunners of the sprawling strip hotels. 1904 1905 1925 1906 Fremont Street became the first paved street in Las Vegas in 1925. Today, Fremont Street offers a variety of lights and live entertainment. The main attraction of Fremont is the 90 foot, 550,000 watt, 12 million LED light Viva Vision canopy tower. GAMBLINO KALL HOT APAC 1907 1908 1909 1931 1910 Gambling was originally legalized in 1931 for raising funds for taxes for public schools. Currently, gambling tax revenue provides 43% of general tax fund and pumps 34% of that toward taxes for public schools. 1911 1912 1913 1914 The El Rancho Las Vegas was the first casino built on the Vegas Strip. It was inspired when Tommy Hull's car broke down. Hull designed a resort with a pool and casino. 1941 HOTEL BI RANCH 1915 VEGAS FINE FOODS 1916 1917 1918 1942 Following World War II, lavishly decorated resort hotels and gambling casinos offering top-name entertainment came into existence. entertainment took over as the largest employ During the 40s, the Vegas Strip was inspired by the success of the El Rancho Las Vegas Casino and major development of Downtown Vegas began. 1919 1920 Tourism and the valley. 1921 1922 1923 1944 1924 Liberace made his Las Vegas debut in 1944. The showman, who would be described by Time Magazine as "a synonym glorious excess," would become a staple of Vegas entertainment, and by 1972 would be earning a record $300,000 a week, more than any other Vegas headliner at the time. 1925 for 1926 1927 1928 1929 1955 1930 In May 1955, the first integrated resort, the Moulin Rouge Hotel-Casino, opened on the southern border of the Westside of Las Vegas. At a construction price of $3.5 million, the resort, with 1931 partial ownership by boxer Joe Louis, was built accommodate African Americans, who had been banned from the resorts on the Strip. In addition to being the first racially integrated hotel-casino, the Moulin Rouge afforded African Americans work in more visible, well-paying jobs, such as managing and dealing. to 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1957 1938 Topless Showgirls debuted on the Strip with "Minsky's Follies" in 1957. 1939 Billy Minsky's he Daily 1940 Matinae 2 BURLESQUE 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 TOFatulou LAS VEGA The "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign was created by Betty Willis in 1959. Also this year, the Nevada State Legislature created the Nevada Gaming Commission, while the "King of the Strip," Wayne Newton, began his Las Vegas appearances at the age of 15. 1959 NEVADA 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1960s 1956 During the 1960s, a phenomenon led by Howard Hughes, occured in Las Vegas. Corporations began building and/or buying hotel/casino properties in large numbers. Gambling becomes "gaming" and starts the transition into legitimate business. 1957 1958 Typically thought as gangsters and hoodlums, mobsters throughout this time period helped Vegas casinos flourish into what they are today. Vegas casinos wouldn't 1959 1960 have reached its current success without them...even with all the skimming and stealing from the 1961 mob. 1962 One of the biggest attractions in the mid-60s was the Copa Room in Jackie Entratter's Sand Hotel and Casino. It featured the Rat Pack with the infamous Frank Sinatra. 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1969 1975 In 1969, Elvis Presley opens at the International Hotel, now known as the Las Vegas Hilton. 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1981 1982 The longest running show in Vegas, Jubilee!, the 1983 premiered at hotel Bally's in 1981. Jubilee! is the last authentic showgirls revue in the city and features over 100 performers in costumes worth over $7,000 a Las Vegas 1984 1985 piece. 1986 1987 1990s As corporations took control of Las Vegas, productions and headlining acts were no longer considered bait to lure gamblers, but seen as sources of profit themselves. Over the course of the 1990s, 1988 1989 Over the resort owners of Las Vegas continued to develop their positing their city as a family vacation destination, providing amusement and water parks. One such family attraction was the famous Siegfried and Roy Show at the Mirage Hotel and Casino. 1990 attractions, 1991 1992 1993 1994 1992 No doubt the World's 1995 Greatest Gambler, Archie Karas, started with $50 in his pocket, and eventually turned it into $40,000,000. 1996 1997 1998 1995 1999 The iconic Bellagio Fountain Show premiered in 1995. 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 1996 2005 The Neon Graveyard Museum, a sight to view a collection of old flashy signs from the Las Vegas strip, opened in 1996. 2006 2007 sia 2008 2009 2005 2010 By 2005, More than 38 million tourists come 2011 to Las Vegas each year. 2012 2012 The two-story Sky Villa at Palms Casino Resort was listed at #5 on The World's Most Expensive Hotel Suites compiled by CNN in 2012. The famous hotel is home to the Pearl Concert Theater which has hosted some of the most notable sporting events, awards shows and concerts in Las Vegas. The Palms Casino Resort continues to attract celebrities and offers a variety of distinct accommodations, exceptional dining experiences and world-class nightlife venues, making them one of Vegas' most sought-after resorts. PALMS PALM astawayS BB B

Legendary History of Las Vegas Infographic

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Interesting infographics with amazing pictures about the legendary history of Las Vegas.



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