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View Resource El Rancho Vegas Online Exhibit

The Hotel El Rancho Vegas has a notable place in 20th century American cultural and tourism history as the first full-scale casino on Highway 91, located on what would eventually become known as the "Strip" area, a place where other legendary gaming palaces would spring up, such as the Flamingo and Desert Inn. Created by the UNLV Department of Special Collections, this site documents the history...
View Resource History: Las Vegas

Las Vegas (or "The Meadows" in Spanish) is a curious place, and it is not much of a stretch to say that it was transformed from a sleepy railroad town into a ring-a-ding swinging town in just a few decades during the 20th century. The Las Vegas Sun has gone above and beyond the call of duty by crafting a site that presents a multimedia-rich experience that narrates the history of this rather...