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    At the turn of the 20th century, it was a frontier town, surrounded by desert, in the middle of nowhere. In the early 1930s, it was a place where construction workers building Boulder Dam came to have a good time.

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  • Instead of writing about Las Vegas itself, he tells us how it has been perceived by popular culture.

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  • He writes: "I examined 150 films, over 200 television programs, over 200 novels, nearly 1,500 newspaper articles, and over 200 magazine articles in addition to a large number of relevant secondary works seeking to discover the patterns of images of Las Vegas Americans encountered between 1905 and 2005."

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