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If it wasn’t for Jews, Las Vegas wouldn’t be the town it is today

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/travel/article/if_it_wasnt_for_jews_las_vegas_wouldnt_be_the_town_it_is_today_20060915

Located nearly 700 miles east of the The Strip, and founded 70 years before Sin City was first established as a railroad town, Las Vegas, N.M., was an early destination for Jewish settlers hoping to stake a claim in the burgeoning West. Today Las Vegas is largely a Latino town of about 16,000, located in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, an hour's drive east of Santa Fe.

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