Did you know more than 36 million people visit Las Vegas each year? That Las Vegas has 17 of the 20 largest hotels in the United States? Or that it is the fastest growing city in the nation with 60,000 people moving in each year? Michael Green, author and professor of history at the Community College of Southern Nevada, will discuss these topics and more in a free lecture at Western Nevada Community College Fallon at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3.
"We hope this lecture will be as popular as our recent Mark Twain Chautauqua," said History Professor Doris Dwyer. "We had a capacity crowd of 180 and could not have fit another person in the room."
The lecture, sponsored by the WNCC Division of Social Sciences, along with Nevada Humanities, will examine the events, ideas, and personalities that have shaped Las Vegas. Green, co-author of the recently published "Las Vegas: A Centennial History" and many other books and titles, will discuss the rise of Las Vegas and its role in the history of Nevada.
The talk will take place in Rm. 304 of Virgil Getto Hall at WNCC Fallon, 160 Campus Way, and is open to the public.
Press Release: October 25, 2006
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