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Helldorado Days

History of Helldorado: High Times in Young Town of Vegas

The Las Vegas Helldorado event began in 1934, when Arizona carnival barker Clyde Zerby saw the opportunity to make a quick buck off workers at the Hoover Dam site and the thousands of visitors who flocked to see the immense construction project develop.

Helldorado Days still going strong

The city of Las Vegas has only been around since 1905. When set against that framework, the Las Vegas Elks Helldorado Days seems downright remarkable. Helldorado's most prominent characteristic, in fact, is "probably the fact that it's been around...