Before Gaming . . . Celebrating
Las Vegas' Centennial, 1905-2005
Before Gaming. Before Hotels.
Before the tourists came. Where
Indians, explorers, settlers, and
ranchers wandered, set down, picked
up, and mostly moved on. Until the
San Pedro, Salt Lake and Los Angeles
Railroad stopped for water. Then Las
Vegas was a small railroad
depot-with-a-town in the desert.