For every casino resort idea that became reality and turned Las Vegas into a worldwide destination, there’s one that faltered before it became a reality.
Why simply watch from the sidewalk when you can play an active role in Nevada’s 150th birthday celebration? The City of Las Vegas is accepting applications for entries in a special Nevada Day parade to be held downtown on the state’s big day, Oct. 31.
Of all the ways there are to celebrate Nevada’s history in the run-up to state’s 150th birthday, few feel more like a time machine than a ride along the Comstock on the Virginia & Truckee Railroad.
A century-and-a-half’s worth of saints, sinners, winners, losers and just normal folk trying to make it through the day, inhabiting an area of 111,000 square miles, give or take, and doing what they do or did against a social, political and historical backdrop that’s as colorful as any state in the union’s and even, we daresay, many small countries.
What really distinguishes Andre Agassi and what makes him one of the most prominent figures in Nevada sports history has absolutely nothing to do with tennis.
Area 51 has been in Nevada for years, and the speculation of what might be there has turned it into a notable tourism spot.