Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Fact of the Day: Las Vegas

Las Vegas was named by a Mexican explorer named Antonio Armijo. Las Vegas is Spanish for "the meadows".

14 comments:

Margaret D said...

Really. There is a Las Vegas Drive as in a street here in Launceston...it once was a meadow.

Huggybear said...

Las Vegas !!!!
To be avoided like the plague.
Full of bullshit, crap and not only the game of crap, sports people from here in Australia on end of year tours and not a brain to be found amongst them - league footballers.
Yes I have been there - tinsel town of the weirdest of the weird - a good place where you would find 100's of Sarah Palins - in drag and not in drag!
Try to be better, Adam with "facts of the day" !!!
Colin (Brisbane. Australia)

DEZMOND said...

what? Meadow in the middle of a desert?

Pat Hatt said...

Not many meadows there any more, all flash

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

I just visited Sin City last year. Sure didn't see any meadows, but can understand the sin in that city.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

An odd name for it.

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Makes no sense these days

Christine said...

Guess it was meadows once upon a time.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I prefer the name "Sin City." Seems so quaintly old-fashioned these days though.

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Pilar Domínguez said...

As a Spanish I knew the meaning but...not the person who gave it the name. Intersting question. Kisses:)

The Happy Whisk said...

Now I know.

Fundy Blue said...

Wow! HB was a little hard on Las Vegas, a city I find endlessly fascinating. What a place to observe humans!

Anonymous said...

I have never been there. I think it would be dangerous for me.