Las Vegas history
Las Vegas has a storied past. From its first settling by pioneers, cowboys, ranchers, miners and its evolution to Sin City as fostered by the Mob and watched over by Law Enforcement, it’s a story of growth despite monumental obstacles, vision, graft, corruption, Atomic Testing and, finally, the Las Vegas we have come to love and appreciate. The story of Las Vegas is fascinating to history buffs from around the world, but the sheer impossibility of a paradise in the desert – as envisioned by Bugsy Segal and others – is the true story to be found at The Mob Museum.
The El Cortez hotel-casino in downtown Las Vegas has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Two Nevada landmarks have earned spots on the National Register of Historic Places.
One of the oldest casinos in Las Vegas is closer to being listed on the National Register of Historic Places.