How 1950s Las Vegas sold atomic bomb tests as tourism

Between 1950 and 1960, the population of Las Vegas grew by 16 percent, partly due to the burgeoning casino industry. Tourism grew as well, but for another reason: A chance to glimpse actual nuclear tests in person. (1:30)

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