Nevada mountain north of Las Vegas still named for Confederate leader

Jeff Davis Peak is state’s third highest point

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Las Vegas Strip isn’t in Las Vegas, and other oddities

The famous gambling district sits in unincorporated Clark County

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Clark County, home of Las Vegas, is named for a corrupt tycoon

Copper mogul William A. Clark tried to bribe his way into U.S. Senate before putting a railroad straight through the future Sin City

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The Las Vegas mobster next door

Guilty plea by Mafia boss living in suburbs creates local buzz

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Las Vegas is apt place for Trump election-rigging talk

Republicans favoring Lincoln hurriedly turned Nevada into a state eight days before the 1864 election

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Las Vegas heat nears end of its yearly run

Upwards of eight months of good weather is about to appear

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Popular Fremont Street in Las Vegas named for a war criminal

John C. Frémont was a military officer, politician, businessman–and murderer.

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The other signs around the famous ‘Fabulous Las Vegas’ sign say a lot more

Warnings about crime and overreaching photographers highlight area’s culture

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Las Vegas ‘What Happens Here’ slogan is a recent PR invention

Famous expression about Sin City dates back just 13 years

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