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This film chronicles the history of the town beginning in the early 1900's and follows it through its perilous struggle to survive. The railroads promise a great future that never comes, then Hoover Dam booms while the nation goes bust.
And then, when the dam is finished, the city shrinks overnight. In this film we'll hear from the men and women who worked here and the kids who played here, the people who helped shape Las Vegas into the legendary American town that it is today.
During the dam's construction, the job of the high scaler was by far the most dangerous.
Las Vegas artist Justin Favela explains how being Mexican-American influences his work.
Appraisal: 1964 Frank Sinatra Letter