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Happy 100th Birthday, Las Vegas! We Love You!

By Chuckmonster on Sunday, 15th May 2005 7:17pm
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LAS VEGAS - Fond of imploding its past and reinventing itself, Las Vegas is celebrating its 100th birthday in its own classic style.

A birthday cake larger than a basketball court, fireworks, concerts - and a mass marriage for 100 couples - are among this weekend's special events honoring a city that didn't have a paved road until 1924.

"Las Vegas was a speck in the desert in 1905," Nevada state archivist Guy Rocha said. "Now there's not a place in the modern world that doesn't recognize Las Vegas."

The town got its start a century ago because the railroad to Los Angeles from Salt Lake City needed a place to house workers.



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