History of Las Vegas
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When Nevada loosened its divorce laws, the precursors of today's resorts started springing up in the desert. If you could maintain Nevada residency for six weeks, you could get a no-hassle divorce. Dude ranches supplied a diverting place to spend those six weeks and Las Vegas was developing a reputation as the place to end your marriage by the early 1930s.
Water is a problem in the desert. So is power. The best way to solve those problemdivorce in las vegas A dam. Enter the biggest dam project anyone had ever seen-Hoover dam. The massive engineering feat required personnel and Las Vegas became their home away from home. Illegal gambling flourished in the dam camps and in the little town. In 1931, the authorities decided it made more sense to bring the gaming out into the open. With the dam project underway and a population that had grown to nearly 25,000 people, Las Vegas started earning its reputation as a gambling Mecca.
The dam was done by the late 30s. The casinos were growing and the bright lights of "Glitter Gulch", powered by the electricity generated by the dam, were shining. The second World War brought a significant army training presence to Las Vegas, feeding the growing gaming industry.
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