ESPINAL-Las Vegas was named by Spaniards in the Antonio Armijo party, who used the water in the area while heading north and west along the Old Spanish Trail from Texas. In the 1800s, areas of the Las Vegas Valley contained artesian wells that supported extensive green areas or meadows (vegas in Spanish), hence the name Las Vegas. With the arrival in the late 1960s of billionaire HowardHughes, who purchased many casino-hotels and television stations in the city, legitimate corporations began to purchase casino-hotels as well, and the mob was run out by the federal government over the next several years.
CASAS-The constant stream of tourist dollars from the hotels and casinos was also augmented by a new source of federal money. This money came from the establishment of what is nowNellis Air Force Base. The influx of military personnel and casino job-hunters helped start a land building boom which still goes on today. Las Vegas is situated on the arid desert floor within Clark County. The surrounding environment is dominated by desert vegetation and some wildlife, and the area is subject to torrential flash floods.
BERNAL-Las Vegas (pronounced /lɑs ˈveɪgəs/); is the mostpopulous city in Nevada, the seat of Clark County, and an internationally renowned major resort city for gambling, shopping and fine dining. Las Vegas, which bills itself as The Entertainment Capital of the World, is famous for the number of casino resorts and associated entertainment. A growing retirement and family city, it is the 28th most populous city in the United States with an estimatedpopulation by the U.S. Census Bureau of 558,383 as of 2008. The estimated population of the Las Vegas metropolitan area as of 2008, was 1,865,746.
SERNA-Established in 1905, Las Vegas officially became a city in 1911. With the growth that followed, at the close of the century Las Vegas was the most populous American city founded in the 20th century (a distinction held by Chicago in the 19th century).The city's tolerance for various forms of adult entertainment earned it the title of Sin City, and this image has made Las Vegas a popular setting for films and television programs. On the other hand, Las Vegas also has the highest number of churches per capita of any major U.S. city. Outdoor lighting displays are everywhere on the Las Vegas Strip and are seen elsewhere in the city as well. Asseen from space, the Las Vegas metropolitan area is the brightest city on Earth.
ALEJANDRO-The Las Vegas Strip is an approximately 3.8 mi (6.1 km) stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard South in Clark County, Nevada. The Strip lies in the unincorporated areas of Paradise and Winchester. Most of "the Strip" has been designated an All-American Road. Many of the largest hotel, casino and resortproperties in the world are located on the world famous Las Vegas Strip. Nineteen of the world's twenty-five largest hotels by room count are on the Strip, with a total of over 67,000 rooms. One of the 19, the Las Vegas Hilton, is an "off-Strip" property but is located less than 0.5 miles (0.80 km) east of the Strip. One of the most visible aspects of Las Vegas' cityscape is its use of dramaticarchitecture. The modernization of hotels, casinos, restaurants, and residential high-rises on the Strip has established the city as one of the most popular destinations for tourists.
1-Las Vegas fue nombrado por el español Antonio Armijo, que utilizaba el agua del área, desde el norte hasta el oeste a lo largo del antiguo camino español desde Texas. En 1800, las zonas del Valle de Las Vegas donde figuranlos pozos artesanos que apoyaron extensas áreas verdes y praderas ,de ahí el nombre de Las Vegas. Con la llegada a finales de 1960 del multimillonario Howard Hughes, que compró muchos casino-hoteles y estaciones de televisión en la ciudad, las empresas legítimas empezaron a comprar casinos y hoteles, y la multitud fue expulsada por el gobierno federal durante los próximos años.
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