The following is a timeline of the
history of the city of Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
20th century [ edit ]
This section requires expansion. (March 2014)
1900s-1950s [ edit ]
1900 - The population of Las Vegas, five years before it is founded as a city, is 22.
 1905 - Las Vegas is founded as a city on May 15 when 110 acres (45 ha) of land adjacent to the Union Pacific Railroad tracks are auctioned off by the railroad company. The areas that were auctioned off were situated between Stewart Avenue on the north, Garces Avenue to the south, Main Street to the west, and 5th Street (Las Vegas Boulevard) to the east and would later become the downtown area.
 1905 -
San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad begins operating, linking Southern California with Salt Lake City and making Las Vegas an ideal refueling point and rest stop due to the availability of water.  1906 - Las Vegas & Tonopah Railroad built.
Las Vegas becomes seat of
Clark County Review newspaper begins publication.  1910 - Victory Hotel in business.
June 1: Citizens of Las Vegas vote 168 to 57 in favor of incorporation.
 June 1:
Peter Buol is elected first mayor of Las Vegas, Stewart, VonTobel, McGovern and Gaughlin become city commissioner and assure a "conservative city government".  1920 - Population: 2,304.
 1929 -
newspaper in publication. Las Vegas Evening Review and Journal  1930 - Population: 5,165.
Hoover Dam construction begins near Las Vegas. 1933 - Post Office built.
Helldorado festival begins. 1940
Las Vegas Army Airfield activated. 1943 - Las Vegas YMCA active.
 1944 - Huntridge Theatre built.
Flamingo Hotel and Golden Nugget casino in business. 1950
Binion's Horseshoe casino in business. 1952 - Unitarian Universalist Congregation founded.
 1953 - City of
Henderson chartered in vicinity of Las Vegas. 1956
1958 - Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada established.
1960s-1990s [ edit ]
1960 - The population of Las Vegas has grown to 64,405, which represents more than 22 percent of Nevada's total population, even though with just 25 square miles it occupies less than 0.02 percent of the state's land.
Bonanza Air Lines Flight 114, flying from Phoenix, Arizona to McCarran International Airport, crashes on a hill just southwest of Las Vegas during a landing approach in poor weather conditions. All 26 passengers and 3 crew members were killed when the plane exploded on impact. 1966 - Aladdin casino in business.
1970 - Population: 125,787.
Las Vegas City Hall built. 1979 -
Liberace Museum opens near city. 1980 - Population: 164,674; metro 463,087.
Cinedome movie theatre in business.
KUNV college radio begins broadcasting. 1982 -
Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas established.  1983 -
Harry Reid becomes U.S. representative for Nevada's 1st congressional district.  1984
1985 - Paradise 6 cinema in business.
 1989 -
Mirage casino in business on the Strip. 1990
1992 - Cannon Aviation Museum established near city.
1994 - Zen Center founded.
21st century [ edit ]
This section requires expansion. (March 2014)
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
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^ a b c d "US Newspaper Directory". Chronicling America. Washington DC: Library of Congress . Retrieved . March 12, 2014
^ "Vegas incorporates" (PDF). Las Vegas Age . Retrieved . December 28, 2015
^ a b c Pluralism Project. "Las Vegas, Nevada". Directory of Religious Centers. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University . Retrieved . March 12, 2014
^ a b c d Mike Tigas and Sisi Wei (ed.). "Las Vegas, Nevada". Nonprofit Explorer. New York: ProPublica . Retrieved . March 12, 2014
^ 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.
^ a b "Movie Theaters in Las Vegas, NV". CinemaTreasures.org. Los Angeles: Cinema Treasures LLC . Retrieved . March 12, 2014
^ "Nevada". . Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1985–1986. Official Congressional Directory
^ , US Census Bureau, 1998 Population of the 100 Largest Cities and Other Urban Places in the United States: 1790 to 1990
^ "Welcome to Las Vegas". Archived from the original on January 1998 – via Internet Archive, Wayback Machine.
^ "Las Vegas (city), Nevada". State & County QuickFacts. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 18, 2009 . Retrieved . March 12, 2014
^ "Nevada". Hackerspaces . Retrieved . March 12, 2014
^ "Largest Urbanized Areas With Selected Cities and Metro Areas (2010)". US Census Bureau. 2012.
^ "30 Cities: An Introductory Snapshot". American Cities Project. Washington, DC: Pew Charitable Trusts. 2013 . Retrieved . March 12, 2014
^ Civic Impulse, LLC. "Members of Congress". . Washington, D.C GovTrack . Retrieved . March 12, 2014
^ Federal Writers' Project (1957), "Chronology", Nevada: a Guide to the Silver State, American Guide Series, Portland, Or.: Binfords & Mort
Bibliography [ edit ]
C.P. Squires (1913), "Clark County", in Sam P. Davis, History of Nevada, Reno, Nevada: Elms Publishing Co., OCLC 7990365
Federal Writers' Project (1957), "Las Vegas", Nevada: A Guide to the Silver State, American Guide Series, Portland, Or.: Binfords & Mort
Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown and Steven Izenour (1972). Learning from Las Vegas. Revised 1977. Cambridge MA: MIT Press. ISBN 0-262-72006-X.
Ory Mazar Nergal, ed. (1980), "Las Vegas, NV", , New York: Encyclopedia of American Cities E.P. Dutton, p. 187+, OL 4120668M
Deke Castleman (1989), "Las Vegas", , California: Moon Publications Nevada Handbook (fulltext via OpenLibrary)
George Thomas Kurian (1994), "Las Vegas", , 1: North America, Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, p. 479+ World Encyclopedia of Cities (fulltext via Open Library)
"Las Vegas", , 2014 Re/code (series of articles)
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