Atomic Bomb Las Vegas

Las Vegas offered “Atomic Tourism” in the 1950’s

Between 1950 and 1960, the population of Las Vegas grew by 161%–partly due to the burgeoning casino industry. But another reason was a chance to glimpse actual nuclear tests in person.

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