Timeline of Las Vegas

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The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.

20th century[edit]

1900s-1950s[edit]

  • 1906 - Las Vegas & Tonopah Railroad built.[1]
  • 1909
    • Las Vegas becomes seat of Clark County.[1]
    • Clark County Review newspaper begins publication.[2]
  • 1910 - Victory Hotel in business.[3]
  • 1933 - Post Office built.[3]
  • 1943 - Las Vegas YMCA active.[1]
  • 1944 - Huntridge Theatre built.[3]
  • 1952 - Unitarian Universalist Congregation founded.[6]
  • 1958 - Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada established.[2]

1960s-1990s[edit]

  • 1966 - Aladdin casino in business.
  • 1970 - Population: 125,787.[4]
  • 1980 - Population: 164,674; metro 463,087.[3]
  • 1981
    • Cinedome movie theatre in business.[9]
    • KUNV college radio begins broadcasting.
  • 1985 - Paradise 6 cinema in business.[9]
  • 1992 - Cannon Aviation Museum established near city.[8]
  • 1994 - Zen Center founded.[6]

21st century[edit]

  • 2014 - Two gunmen commit a shooting spree, which left five people, including both gunmen and two police officers, dead.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Federal Writers' Project (1957), "Las Vegas", Nevada: A Guide to the Silver State, American Guide Series, Portland, Or.: Binfords & Mort 
  2. ^ a b c d "US Newspaper Directory". Chronicling America. Washington DC: Library of Congress. Retrieved March 12, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f George Thomas Kurian (1994), "Las Vegas", World Encyclopedia of Cities, 1: North America, ABC-CLIO, p. 479+  (fulltext via Open Library)
  4. ^ a b c d Ory Mazar Nergal, ed. (1980), "Las Vegas, NV", Encyclopedia of American Cities, New York: E.P. Dutton, p. 187+, OL 4120668M 
  5. ^ C.P. Squires (1913), "Clark County", in Sam P. Davis, History of Nevada, Reno, Nevada: Elms Publishing Co., OCLC 7990365 
  6. ^ a b c Pluralism Project. "Las Vegas, Nevada". Directory of Religious Centers. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University. Retrieved March 12, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c d Mike Tigas and Sisi Wei (ed.). "Las Vegas, Nevada". Nonprofit Explorer. New York: ProPublica. Retrieved March 12, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b c d American Association for State and Local History (2002). "Nevada: Las Vegas". Directory of Historical Organizations in the United States and Canada. ISBN 0759100020. 
  9. ^ a b "Movie Theaters in Las Vegas, NV". CinemaTreasures.org. Los Angeles: Cinema Treasures LLC. Retrieved March 12, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Nevada". Official Congressional Directory. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1985–1986. 
  11. ^ "Las Vegas (city), Nevada". State & County QuickFacts. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 18, 2009. Retrieved March 12, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Nevada". Hackerspaces. Retrieved March 12, 2014. 
  13. ^ "30 Cities: An Introductory Snapshot". American Cities Project. Washington, DC: Pew Charitable Trusts. 2013. Retrieved March 12, 2014. 
  14. ^ Civic Impulse, LLC. "Members of Congress". GovTrack. Washington, D.C. Retrieved March 12, 2014. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Deke Castleman (1989), "Las Vegas", Nevada Handbook, California: Moon Publications  (fulltext via OpenLibrary)

External links[edit]

  • University Libraries. "Nevada History". Subject Guides. University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  (includes Vegas)
  • "(Las Vegas)". Online Nevada Encyclopedia. Nevada Humanities. 

Coordinates: 36°10′30″N 115°08′11″W / 36.175°N 115.136389°W / 36.175; -115.136389