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15/05/1905 The city of Las Vegas is founded

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History of Las Vegas: Casinos and Crime

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The city of Las Vegas was established near a fort erected by members of the Mormon Church halfway between Salt Lake City and LA. The garrison was later abandoned and it took another 50 years before Las Vegas was founded in its vicinity. The area benefited from water in underground artesian wells and from adjacent railroads which made it a good location for a new railway city.