b'the spectacular skylines are the people. Like the Nativewhere a different point of view is the mainstream. Peo-Americans and explorers who discovered this area forple take risks with new and creative ideas every night on all to experience, Las Vegans are adventurous, resilientstage, or on the street. and fiercely independent, with stories as varied as the city lights. Who call this city home? Why did they move here and how do they feel about living in a place that never seems Since the construction of nearby Hoover Dam during theto sleep? Views On Vegas offers a new perspective to Great Depression, Las Vegas holds the allure of plenti- those who dont live here, but feels right at home to those ful work. Gold and silver miners flocked to Nevada inwho do. another era. Now modern fortune seekers are drawn to Las Vegas boomtown reputation to make a quick buck.As a 15-year-old boy in the summer of 1968, my family set Some looking for a better life, toughened by embodyingout for a better life in Las Vegas. The family station wag-Nevadas Battle Born motto, make it. For others, theon broke down and we hitchhiked into townand its allure of money is an illusion, the boomtown a bust been home ever since. for Las Vegas excesses will find weaknesses and exploit them.I hope you enjoy this book. It will help you get to know us a little betterand to know Las Vegas is to love it. Las Vegas is full of variety and contrast. Its a city of dreams and a city of extremesa city for art, or a fresh~ Richard Harris, Lawyerstart.Someearntheirfortuneothersloseit.Some Las Vegas, Nevadacome to escapeothers come to be found. Sin City to the rest of the world, Las Vegas has over 500 churches ofTo purchase a copy of Views on Vegas, all faiths, more per capita than any other American city.visit Amazon.com.Las Vegas is the embodiment of diversity and tolerance, 512015 REACHINGOUT-CURRENT.indd 49 12/10/15 10:45 AM'