The Early Days Of Sin City: How The Mob Made Their Mark On Las Vegas
By whatever name, Las Vegas, Sin City, Glitter Gulch, the city of second chances boasts a history unlike any other city in America. From Native American settlements to a haven for organized crime, the beginnings of Las Vegas read like a fairytale for the rich, famous, and dangerous.
Ironically, one of the country’s most famous infrastructures, the Hoover Dam, also played a large role in the development of the country’s most debaucherous municipalities. Throw in Frank Sinatra, a who’s who of crime lords, and the “quickie divorce” law and you’ve got the makings of a trillion-dollar town to be. Here’s the hilariously depraved history of Las Vegas.