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  • A Gamble in the Sand (Las Vegas Sun)
    Las Vegas Sun website includes interactive casino history map, historic timeline, and Voices of Vegas sound clips form prominent Nevadans.
  • Historic Landscape of Nevada
    Documents the historic role of water resource management in Southern Nevada, including primary source sets for educators.
  • Las Vegas and Water in the West
    The planning and construction of Hoover Dam is the central and defining phenomenon of the history presented by this digital project.
  • Las Vegas History Timeline 1946 - 2005
    Provided by PBS
  • Las Vegas Strip and Downtown Map with Casinos (2000)
    Las Vegas Strip and Downtown Map with Casinos, past and present / designed and annotated by Tate Snyder Kimsey Architects. Includes casinos built before 2000. See the Las Vegas Sun "A Gamble in the Sand" site for an updated interactive casino map.
  • Nevada Test Site Oral History Project
    The Nevada Test Site Oral History Project documents the remembered past of persons affiliated with and affected by the Nevada Test Site during the era of Cold War nuclear testing. Nearly 200 full-text searchable transcripts and audio clips are available in this digital collection.
  • Southern Nevada and Las Vegas History in Maps
    This is a collection of maps dating from the 17th century to the present, including significant collections concerning the exploration of the American West, the American Southwest, Nevada, and Southern Nevada.
  • Southern Nevada: The Boomtown Years
    Southern Nevada: The Boomtown Years brings together a wide range of original source materials found in widely diverse collections from UNLV Libraries Special Collections, the Nevada State Museum, and Historical Society in Las Vegas and the Clark County Heritage Museum.

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