odiousgambit
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March 18th, 2010 at 10:41:45 AM permalink
this trivia question got no attention in another thread. It could have gotten buried, or it could be people here don't like trivia questions! If it is the latter, vote it down by rating and I'll know not to do it again. Just experiencing "not many answering" might mean the answer is not known. Which in this case would surprise me.

TRIVIA QUESTION: what facts about Boulder City show why the Hoover Dam Project was so good for Las Vegas?

no fair looking it up!

edit: less capitals, better netiquette, sorry to be an offender!
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March 18th, 2010 at 10:49:39 AM permalink
All i know about the Hoover Dam is that hard hats were invented for its construction. Thats also my fact of the day.

EDIT - Oh and isnt Boulder City a dry town, meaning Las Vegas is the natural place for a drink and a gamble. At least I think thats what they said when I flew over it for my Grand Canyon day.
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March 18th, 2010 at 11:21:41 AM permalink
You're right that it got burried in another thread.

For what it's worth, although threads sometimes get sidetracked by 'similar' topics, inserting completely irrelevant info or questions into a thread is just bad netiquitte.



Quote: odiousgambit

Just experiencing "not many answering" might mean the answer is not known. Which in this case would surprise me.

It would surprise you? And yet you, in capital letters, say not to look it up?

I didn't respond in the other thread because of the bad netiquitte, and that I simply don't know.

Although once the answer is revealed, I'll probably have a "Duh! I knew that" moment.
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March 18th, 2010 at 11:26:18 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

You're right that it got burried in another thread.

For what it's worth, although threads sometimes get sidetracked by 'similar' topics, inserting completely irrelevant info or questions into a thread is just bad netiquitte.



It would surprise you? And yet you, in capital letters, say not to look it up?

I didn't respond in the other thread because of the bad netiquitte, and that I simply don't know.

Although once the answer is revealed, I'll probably have a "Duh! I knew that" moment.



Give it one star if you must, sir, my skin is thick enough [g]... I am ready to cease and desist with trivia questions if need be.
Waiting to see who will reply before giving input on right or wrong answers.
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March 18th, 2010 at 11:34:32 AM permalink
I didn't say there was anything wrong with trivia. I kinda like trivia. It was simply wrong to insert it in an unrelated thread.


By the way, I couldn't resist. I looked it up. But I wasn't sure if I'd recognize what you intended if I saw it.

I needn't have worried. I saw it all right. It stuck out like a sore thumb.

The source I used mentioned it in the third sentence on the page.
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March 18th, 2010 at 8:06:20 PM permalink
This is common knowledge, but the Hoover Dam was instrumental to the growth of Vegas. The dam workers would notoriously go to Vegas on their days off to drink and gamble. That is how its reputation as a "sin city" got started.

Boulder City does not allow gambling, but it is wet. I'm pretty sure I had a beer in a Mexican restaurant my last visit. It is a nice town. I probably would have moved there instead of Vegas if it were not twice as expensive, due to a no-growth policy.
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March 18th, 2010 at 9:16:07 PM permalink
The only "dry" town in Nevada is the unincorporated town of Panaca, in Lincoln County. It is the only other place in the state besides Boulder City where gambling is not permitted.

Even with the no-growth policy, Boulder City is the largest incorporated municipality in Nevada in terms of land area at just over 202 square miles - by way of contrast the City of Las Vegas (within its corporate limits) is only about 113 square miles).

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odiousgambit
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March 19th, 2010 at 2:27:25 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

This is common knowledge, but the Hoover Dam was instrumental to the growth of Vegas. The dam workers would notoriously go to Vegas on their days off to drink and gamble. That is how its reputation as a "sin city" got started.

Boulder City does not allow gambling, but it is wet. I'm pretty sure I had a beer in a Mexican restaurant my last visit. It is a nice town. I probably would have moved there instead of Vegas if it were not twice as expensive, due to a no-growth policy.



Croupier had half the answer, and the Wizard has nailed it. Elites at the time were into reforming American workers and very Puritan ideas about how they should live prevailed.

According to wikipedia, Boulder City was dry until about 40 years ago, and has never allowed gambling.
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