The history of Las Vegas, NV can be traced back to the 1800’s. The city itself is located in the southern end of Nevada and was originally inhabited by Native Americans tribes which had been living there for hundreds of years before settlers arrived. Las Vegas isn’t just famous throughout America but all over the world because it has such a rich historical background that goes way beyond what people know about this amazing place today.
There are countless stories surrounding why some areas became popular and others didn’t, but one thing we do know for sure is that every single detail played an important part in getting us where we are now as far as tourism goes! This blog post will take you through everything from its humble right up until present day so keep reading to learn everything you never knew about the history of Las Vegas, NV.
As stated before, the first inhabitants of Las Vegas were Native American tribes who had been living there for hundreds of years. The Paiute tribe was one that made their home in this region and they still reside here to date. This area has gone through a lot throughout its life but it hasn’t stopped people from visiting over and over again! Back in 1829, the Mexican Governor of California gave away land grants which included what is now known as Nevada today. One such grant went out to Rafael Rivera who ended up building his own adobe hut near an ancient Indian village on May 15th 1776 after he got tired of traveling with his family back East so much because he wanted them to be to civilization (which meant being near his adobe hut which he built in the west).
The city is most famous for its presence on the “Strip” but this was far from being a popular place when it first opened. In fact, Las Vegas wasn’t even recognized as an official town until 1905 and didn’t have any kind of legal boundaries until 1911! The area grew rapidly though after World War II because so many military personnel were stationed there during those times. There are stories that one soldier who went back home to New York told everyone about how great gambling was out West and suddenly, more people wanted to travel all over just so they could try their hand at making money by playing games with dice or cards!
Las Vegas reached another milestone in 1941 when U.S. Route 91 got approved by the Federal Aid Highway Act and it made its way across from California all through Utah, Arizona, Nevada and into Idaho in 1947! This was a huge deal for tourism because not only did this route make travel much easier but so many people were using it to get out West that more businesses started popping up everywhere just to keep everyone happy with food, drinks and games etc on their journey.
Las Vegas wasn’t really considered “The Entertainment Capital of the World” until May 19th 1955 when construction began on The Flamingo Hotel which opened one year later in December of 1956. At first glance you might think that there isn’t too much history surrounding this hotel but there is actually quite a bit considering how famous it is. For example, Bugsy Siegel was the one who created The Flamingo and had his girlfriend Virginia Hill be in charge of many parts of its design which included everything from how much to spend on art pieces for each room down to what kind of toilet paper would be used! Bugs even ordered specific types of towels that were pink with green trim because he thought they would go well together!