On this day in history in 1905 there was an auction. A railroad company sold 110 acres of land along the Mormon Corridor in the Mojave desert.
Today, those 110 acres have been expanded to over 135 square miles, and the little railroad town has become the 30th most populated city in the United States. It is a major spot for business conventions and tourists from everywhere on earth, and is "the entertainment capital of the world."
Happy birthday, Sin City! Viva Las Vegas!
|The Strip in 2007, picture by Matthew Field (via wikipedia)|