Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA


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Las Vegas (Spanish for "The Meadows"), officially the City of Las Vegas and often known simply as Vegas, is the 28th-most populated city in the United States, the most populated city in the state of Nevada, and the county seat of Clark County. The city anchors the Las Vegas Valley metropolitan area and is the largest city within the greater Mojave Desert. Las Vegas is an internationally renowned major resort city, known primarily for its gambling, shopping, fine dining, entertainment, and nightlife. The Las Vegas Valley as a whole serves as the leading financial, commercial, and cultural center for Nevada.
The city bills itself as The Entertainment Capital of the World, and is famous for its mega casino–hotels and associated activities. It is a top three destination in the United States for business conventions and a global leader in the hospitality industry, claiming more AAA Five Diamond hotels than any other city in the world. Today, Las Vegas annually ranks as one of the world's most visited tourist destinations. The city's tolerance for numerous forms of adult entertainment earned it the title of Sin City, and has made Las Vegas a popular setting for literature, films, television programs, and music videos.
Las Vegas was settled in 1905 and officially incorporated in 1911. At the close of the 20th century, it was the most populated American city founded within that century (a similar distinction earned by Chicago in the 1800s). Population growth has accelerated since the 1960s, and between 1990 and 2000 the population nearly doubled, increasing by 85.2%. Rapid growth has continued into the 21st century, and according to a 2013 estimate, the population is 603,488 with a regional population of 2,027,828.
"Las Vegas" is often used to describe areas beyond official city limits—especially the areas on and near the Las Vegas Strip, which is actually located within the unincorporated communities of Paradise, Winchester, and Enterprise.
Perhaps the earliest visitors to the Las Vegas area were nomadic Paleo-Indians, who traveled there 10,000 years ago, leaving behind petroglyphs. Anasazi and Paiute tribes followed at least 2,000 years ago.
A young Mexican scout named Rafael Rivera is credited as the first non-Native American to encounter the valley, in 1829. Trader Antonio Armijo led a 60-man party along the Spanish Trail to Los Angeles, California in 1829. The area was named Las Vegas, which is Spanish for "the meadows," as it featured abundant wild grasses, as well as desert spring waters for westward travelers. The year 1844 marked the arrival of John C. Frémont, whose writings helped lure pioneers to the area. Downtown Las Vegas's Fremont Street is named after him.
Eleven years later members of the LDS Church chose Las Vegas as the site to build a fort halfway between Salt Lake City and Los Angeles, where they would travel to gather supplies. The fort was abandoned several years afterward. The remainder of this Old Mormon Fort can still be seen at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Washington Avenue.
Las Vegas was founded as a city in 1905, when 110 acres (45 ha) of land adjacent to the Union Pacific Railroad tracks were auctioned in what would become the downtown area. In 1911, Las Vegas was incorporated as a city.
1931 was a pivotal year for Las Vegas. At that time, Nevada legalized casino gambling and reduced residency requirements for divorce to six weeks. This year also witnessed the beginning of construction on nearby Hoover Dam. The influx of construction workers and their families helped Las Vegas avoid economic calamity during the Great Depression. The construction work was completed in 1935.
In 1941, the Las Vegas Army Air Corps Gunnery School was established. Currently known as Nellis Air Force Base, it is home to the aerobatic team called the Thunderbirds.
Following World War II, lavishly decorated hotels, gambling casinos, and big-name entertainment became synonymous with Las Vegas.
In the 1950s the Moulin Rouge opened and became the first racially integrated casino-hotel in Las Vegas.
In 1951, nuclear weapons testing began at the Nevada Test Site, 65 miles (105 km) northwest of Las Vegas. City residents and visitors were able to witness the mushroom clouds (and were exposed to the fallout) until 1963, when the limited Test Ban Treaty required that nuclear tests be moved underground.
The iconic "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign, which was never located in the city, was created in 1959 by Betty Willis.
During the 1960s, corporations and business powerhouses such as Howard Hughes were building and buying hotel-casino properties. Gambling was referred to as "gaming" which transitioned into legitimate business.
In 1989, entrepreneur Steve Wynn changed the face of the Las Vegas gaming industry by opening The Mirage, the Las Vegas Strip's first mega-casino resort.
The year 1995 marked the opening of the Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas's downtown area. This canopied five-block area features 12.5 million LED lights and 550,000 watts of sound from dusk until midnight during shows held on the top of each hour.
Due to the realization of many revitalization efforts, 2012 was dubbed "The Year of Downtown." Hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of projects made their debut at this time. They included The Smith Center for the Performing Arts and DISCOVERY Children's Museum, Mob Museum, Neon Museum, a new City Hall complex and renovations for a new corporate headquarters in the old City Hall building.

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   Nachname, Taufnamen    Gestorben    Personen-Kennung 
1 Armstrong, Edwin Francis  28 Mai 1993Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA I173081
2 Brockel, Betty June  21 Jun 2000Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA I173682
3 Clemens, Paul T.  17 Sep 1993Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA I124042
4 Dreger, Paul Alfred William  Datum unbekanntLas Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA I123916
5 Eisenbraun, Arthur Herbert  6 Jun 1964Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA I201986
6 Fandrich, Emil Michael  16 Dez 1993Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA I95196
7 Fandrich, Lurley Marie  Jan 1980Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA I95198
8 Hepper, Larry Emmanuel  16 Mai 1990Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA I43035
9 Hieb, Esther Lydia  3 Apr 2012Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA I18508
10 Hunsaker, Robert Malcom  14 Nov 1988Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA I13139
11 Jones, Arleta  15 Aug 1998Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA I6527
12 Kilmer, Joyce C.  23 Okt 2006Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA I94540
13 Knittel, William Andrew Theobaldt  21 Okt 2002Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA I107995
14 Knopp, Edward  16 Jan 2007Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA I179996
15 Knopp, Randall A.  10 Nov 1997Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA I179997
16 Matthews, Gerry Lee  14 Apr 2008Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA I94691
17 Neff, Evelyn Marie  25 Dez 1991Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA I173560
18 Nuss, Lorine  26 Nov 2003Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA I13128
19 Payton, Alton  20 Feb 2017Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA I202105
20 Schock, Emil  7 Okt 1975Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA I86480
21 Stauffer, Ivadelle Martha  4 Dez 2005Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA I22497
22 Vasknetz, Linda  DECEASEDLas Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA I15590
23 Vowles, Cecil Vienna  12 Jan 1980Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA I10698
24 Wood, Edward Charles  10 Mai 2000Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA I92557
25 Zimmerle, Erwin  4 Jul 2004Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA I6525


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1 Dreger, Paul Alfred William  Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA I123916


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   Familie    Verheiratet    Familien-Kennung 
1 Becker / Wheeler  27 Dez 1941Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA F29444
2 Blakkolb / Camp  1956Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA F11798
3 Childs / Craghead  Jun 1951Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA F33773
4 Degen / Ogle  13 Jun 1959Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA F38332
5 Edwards / Edwards  1956Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA F10447
6 Erickson / Walker  5 Dez 1969Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA F33502
7 Frank / Matrie  29 Feb 1964Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA F11090
8 Hablitzel / Turneaure  15 Jun 1986Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA F3221
9 Heinz / Hansen  28 Feb 1950Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA F10340
10 Miller / Peters  12 Aug 1961Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA F32949
11 Rauscher / Lindeman  8 Okt 1960Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA F4386
12 Remboldt / Flyte  17 Jun 1945Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA F37011
13 Schryver / Fowler  14 Nov 1998Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA F39945
14 Traudt / Rosenstock  3 Mai 1941Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA F29351
15 Walcker / Miner  19 Mai 1930Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA F51557
16 Zimbelman / Adams  14 Feb 1998Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA F46945
17 Zimbelman / Wurm  13 Aug 1946Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA F77