Talk:History of Las Vegas
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It reads: "There was a push to annex the Strip by the City of Las Vegas, but The Syndicate used the Clark County Commissioners to pull a legal maneuver by organizing the Las Vegas Strip properties into an unincorporated township..." What syndicate? Or more specifically, what is THE Syndicate of which this article speaks? I think a citation needed is in order for this one. 188.8.131.52 (talk) 12:11, 22 August 2008 (UTC)
I'd like to see an article about the PEPCON blast of 1988, if anyone has the time. It was one of the major events of Vegas' local history in the '80s, even though in the long run all it did was shatter a few thousand windows. I actually added a mention of it to the Henderson, Nevada article already, but I wasn't sure how best to fit it into this one. --184.108.40.206 00:37, 15 August 2005 (UTC)
The article says:
- "On 3 April 1941, hotel owner...Three years later, on 30 October 1942."
Say what? Check dates & fix, somebody? Trekphiler 06:07, 29 December 2005 (UTC)
I deleted "Bugsy was probably skimming off the top". Unless somebody can substantiate it (& nothing I've heard does...)... Trekphiler 06:09, 29 December 2005 (UTC) ĵ=Mobbed up= If I could cite a source (...), I'd mention mafioso Tony Cornero (né Antonio Stralla) founded The Green Meadows, the first truly hi-class casino in Vegas, after his gambling ship, Lily, was raided. (The Green Meadows later burned down.) Cornero started constrbitchesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss fuck yall hooesuction on The Stardust before a fatal heart attack 31 July 1955. Trekphiler 06:14, 29 December 2005 (UTC)
If I could cite a source (...), I'd also mention crooked LAPD Vice cop Guy McAfee & his partner founded The Golden Nugget, & accidentally led the Mafia to Vegas... Trekphiler 07:20, 18 February 2007 (UTC)
How can there be no mention of Howard Hughes in this article? He went on a 100 million dollar shopping spree to clean out the mob.
I find the description of the Mormon influence and history to be heavy handed and inflammatory. - Hardly represents a "neutral" point of view. Author has obvious axe to grind. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Grundle2224 (talk • contribs) 23:28, 20 September 2010 (UTC)
Merge into Las Vegas
I edited a line from '1947–1963: postwar boom and organized crime' which said that Bugsy Seigel was being financed in-part by the 'Mormon church'. Bugsy may have been financed by bankers who were Mormons, but the church was not financing him. A significant difference. Lonepeakgeek (talk) 14:55, 24 December 2010 (UTC)