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Live in Las Vegas: James Roman’s Chronicles of Old Las Vegas

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To celebrate the new Chronicles of Old Las Vegas, Museyon author James Roman will be making a special appearance at the Clark County Library this Saturday, April 5, for the Spring Fling Book Fair. The FREE event starts 11 a.m., and Jim will kick things off with a seminar in the library’s Jewel Box Theater. Stop by to learn tips ... Read More »

Spotlight On: Moulin Rouge, Las Vegas

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Back when the Jim Crow laws had a hold on Nevada, Las Vegas was a separate and segregated community, divided by a railroad that split the city in two: east and west. The east prospered with the energetic casinos and clubs that would eventually give Las Vegas its fun-loving reputation while the Westside acquired the unflattering nickname of “Ragtown,” known ... Read More »

Spotlight On: The Springs Preserve

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To many adventure-seeking individuals, Las Vegas is an oasis of noisy slot machines, bright cocktail lounges and swanky piano bars. But long before Bugsy Siegel and the Golden Nugget, the place now called Las Vegas was an oasis—a grassy meadow surrounded by an inhospitable desert. It was home to the indigenous Paiute tribe who depended on the meadow and its ... Read More »

Spotlight On: Atomic Testing Museum

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When Eisenhower ordered the atomic bomb dropped in 1945, little was truly understood about the complexities of such a massive weapon. Therefore, in 1951 a testing facility was orchestrated 65 miles away from the bright lights and vibrant casinos of downtown Las Vegas. For the first time, people arrived on the Strip not to gamble or venture down the well-lit ... Read More »

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