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Hoover for Boulder
The Boulder Dam was renamed in 1930. The ceremony reveals the competition between Western states for that most precious resource, water.

Divorce Wins a Verdict
Along with legalized gambling, Nevada used lenient divorce laws to attract tourists when dissolving marriages was more difficult in other states. Time reported on the phenomenon in 1943.

The "Inside" on Bugsy
The death of Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel in 1947 proved a field day for the press. A round-up of the headlines reveals how little agreement there was among journalists covering the story.

Race Bias Shocking in Las Vegas
A threatened protest organized by the Las Vegas chapter of the NAACP hastened the desegregation of Las Vegas.

A Gross Top-Grosser
Albert Grossman, who later wrote a controversial book about Elvis, reviewed his Las Vegas performance in 1970.

Las Vegas Casino Opens with $4.6 Million Winner
A jackpot at the Mirage in 1989 suggests a paraphrase: "Lucky at slots -- unlucky in love?"

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