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 Introduction
 Location
 Population
 Major occupations
 History
 Political life
 Entertainment
 Interesting facts
 Famous personalities
Introduction to the City…
 The City of Las Vegas and often
known as simply Vegas, is a city in the
United States, the most populous city in
the state of Nevada, Las Vegas is an
internationally renowned major resort city
known primarily for gambling, shopping, fine
dining and nightlife and is the leading
financial and cultural center for Southern
Location of Las
Vegas is a city in
the United States,
the most populous
city in
the state of
Nevada and is the
leading financial
and cultural
for Southern
 Las Vegas is the 29th-most populous city in the
United States, with a population of 603,488 at
the 2013 United States Census Estimates.
The 2013 population of the Las Vegas metropolitan
area was 2,027,828.
The city is one of the top three leading destinations in
the United States for conventions, business, and
meetings and it is one of the wealthiest major cities
in the country.
Major occupations
 The following are the Most Popular Occupations in Las Vegas with their
 1. Management Occupation-97,700
 2. Legal Occupations- $94,740
 3. Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations,
 4. Architecture and Engineering Occupations , $78,400
 5. Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations $68,310
 6. Computer and Mathematical Occupations $68,290
 7. Business and Financial Operations Occupations, $63,820
 8. Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations, $59,870
 9. Construction and Extraction Occupations, $53,230
 10. Community and Social Service Occupations, $49,250
History of the Fabulous city
Early History: 10,000 to 2,000 Years Ago
Around 10,000 years ago nomadic Paleo-Indians often stopped in the Vegas Valley and
stayed for a time before moving on. Many petroglyphs have survived giving us a clue as
to how they lived. Around 2,000 years ago Anasazi came to southern Nevada along the
Muddy and Virgin Rivers. The “Lost City” where they mainly dwelled is just northwest
of current day Las Vegas.
“The Meadows”: 1829
It is believed Rafael Rivera was the first of European descent to view the Vegas Valley.
This was as recently as 1829. He named it Las Vegas, Spanish for “The Meadows.”
Abundant water and natural desert fauna and flora made Las Vegas a great stop for those
traveling to California, reducing the time the trip took by several days.
The First Vegas Marketing Campaign: 1844
It wasn’t “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.” In 1844 John C. Fremont arrived in Las
Vegas and kept a journal of some of the natural springs. His writings inspired many to
settle here.
Sin City, Stopping Point in a Religious Pilgrimage?: 1855
Maybe not a pilgrimage, but the Mormon Church chose Las Vegas as the perfect
place to build a fort as a halfway point between Salt Lake City and Las Angeles. The
remains of the fort can still be seen on the corner of Las Vegas Blvd and
Washington Ave.

Woohoo! Nevada is a State: 1864

Nevada was admitted into the Union as the 36th State in 1864. Sure Las Vegas isn’t
all of Nevada... but have you visited Nevada outside of Las Vegas? (Sorry Reno)
Woohoo! Las Vegas is a City: 1905
In 1911 the Vegas population was a whopping 800 people and by 1930 had only
grown to 5,165 people.
The Hoover Dam and Gambling: 1931
One of the largest man-made structures and perhaps the most ambitious
engineering feat of the time and ever previous to that point, the Hoover Dam
began construction in 1931 and brought a huge influx of workers..

The iconic "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign, which was never located in the city, was
created in 1959 by Betty Willis, who never copyrighted it.
Vegas is the Bomb... 1951
The first atomic bomb was detonated at the Nevada Test Site north of
Las Vegas in 1951. Many came to see the event, unknown in large part
at the time were the dangers of fallout from a nuclear explosion even
from a distance. In 1963 the Test Ban Treaty was signed stating all
atomic tests must take place underground.
Racial Integration: 1955
It was not until 1955 that Moulin Rouge opened, it was Las Vegas’ first
racially integrated hotel.
Las Vegas through the 60’s
Peace, love, and money. That might have been the motto of the time..
Soon gambling was legitimized, at least in Nevada. Gambling was
renamed “gaming,” profits increased, tourism increased, and Las Vegas
was well on its way to becoming the “Adult Playground” it is today.
Las Vegas: 1980’s – Present
Las Vegas is now the largest Metropolitan area founded in the 20th
Political life.
 The city of Las Vegas government operates as
a council–manager government. Much of the Las
Vegas metropolitan area is split into neighboring
incorporated cities or unincorporated communities.
Las Vegas, home to the Lloyd D. George Federal
District Courthouse and the Regional Justice Center,
draws numerous companies providing bail, marriage,
divorce, tax, incorporation and other legalservices.
 The main source of entertainment in this city is in the
form of casinos.
 Las Vegas is also known as the Land of Gambling.
 Las Vegas has 68 parks.
 The city owns the land for, but does not operate, four
golf courses.
 It is also responsible for 123 playgrounds, 23 softball
fields, 10 football fields, 44 soccer fields, 10 dogparks,
six community centers, four senior centers, 109 skates
parks, six swimming pools andmore.
Famous Personalities
Name Native/ Non- Occupation Place of
native Occupation.
Andre Agassi professional tennis
Native Philanthropist
World Wrestling
Dean Ambrose Non-Native Entertainment
Pawn stars,
History TV18, Gold
Rick Harrison Native Pawn Shop Owner
and Silver Pawn
United States
Harry Reid Non-Native U.S Govt.
Creator of CSI
Interesting facts…
 There’s estimated to be at least 1,000 people living beneath
Vegas in underground tunnels.
 Michael Jackson had plans to build a 50 foot tall moon
walking robot replica of himself to roam the Las Vegas
desert. It was intended to be an advertisement for a
planned 2005 comeback.
 In 1980, a Las Vegas hospital had to suspend workers who
were betting on when patients would die. One nurse was
even accused of murdering a patient so she would win.
 It would take 288 years for one person to spend one night in
every hotel room in LasVegas.
Interesting Facts II
 Water structures in Las Vegas, like fountains and man-
made lakes, use something called grey-water, which is
recycled water from sinks, bathtubs andshowers.
 The Bronze lion outside of the MGM Grand Hotel weighs
50 tons, making it the largest bronze sculpture in the
 Approximately 34% of thefts and cheating in LasVegas
casinos are committed bystaff.
 A study conducted in 2013 showed that 15% of people come
to Las Vegas primarily to gamble, but 71% gamble during
their visit.
 The Mirage Hotel’s iconic golden windows actually got
their coloring from real golddust.
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