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Las Vegas is the largest American city born in the 20th Century, and its origin centered on the need for water. In 1902 Senator William Clark was intent on building a railroad between the Pacific Ocean and the Great Salt Lake. He needed water to keep the steam locomotives running through the desert and the Las Vegas area had artesian wells.

The next big event to push Las Vegas toward its glittering present was President Hoover’s successful effort to harness the Colorado River. This engineering marvel was accomplished during the early 1930’s and is still considered one of the seven wonders of the modern world.

Gambling was legalized in Nevada in 1931, but not until after World War II did the place start jumping.

Your FREE Sites and Bites™ Map and Guide is easy-to-use and easy-to-download. Just click the “Download Sites and Bites™ Map” link and you will get a full-color map followed by a page showing the best places to see, shop and dine. Each listing includes all pertinent information — brief description, hours of operation, address, phone number and/or map coordinate. As an added bonus, the final section of the download has coupons and special promotions you can print and use when you visit the destination city.


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