Xpress West

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What started out as Desert Express became Xpress West. The projects rights were acquired by Florida-based passenger rail operator Brightline XpressWest is a private venture proposal to build a privately funded high-speed rail passenger train in the Western United States from Apple Valley, California to Las Vegas, Nevada. Previously backed…

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Scotty’s Castle

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Scotty’s Castle (also known as Death Valley Ranch) is a two-story Mission Revival and Spanish Colonial Revival style villa located in the Grapevine Mountains of northern Death Valley in Death Valley National Park, California, US. Scotty’s Castle is named for gold prospector Walter E. Scott, although Scott never owned it,…

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Six Companies

Six Companies, Inc. was a joint venture of construction companies that was formed to build the Hoover Dam on the Colorado River in Nevada and Arizona. They later built Parker Dam, a portion of the Grand Coulee Dam, the Colorado River Aqueduct across the Mojave and Colorado Deserts to urban…

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Steve Wynn

Stephen Alan Wynn born January 27, 1942 An American real estate businessman and art collector. He is known for his involvement in the American luxury casino and hotel industry. Early in his career, he oversaw the construction and operation of several notable Las Vegas and Atlantic City hotels, including the…

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Kirk Kerkorian

Kirk Kerkorian was born in Fresno, California to an immigrant Armenian couple in 1917. He grew up in the streets of Los Angeles. Dropping out of school in the eighth grade due to disciplinary problems. In 1934 Kerkorian, 17 years old, convinced his parents to fake his birthdate to be…

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Howard Hughes

Howard Robard Hughes Jr. (December 24, 1905 – April 5, 1976) Howard Hughes was born in Houston, Texas. Ever since he was young, Howard showed a keen interest in science and had proven talent in engineering. He pursued the field of science and studied at the California Institute of Technology…

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Don Laughlin

If you have spent any time around a Las Vegas casino or talked to any long-time visitor, you have heard them talk about a little town on the Arizona, Nevada border called Laughlin. It’s a cheap place to eat, drink, gamble and it’s even kid-friendly!! The town is named for…

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Las Vegas Museums

Las Vegas and Clark County is so much more than gambling and shows. It’s about history, nature, and exploring. Here is a list of the museums in Las Vegas and around Clark County . Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum Burlesque Hall of Fame Clark County Museum…

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