SLIDESHOW: Amazing photos of Las Vegas’ early days

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Photograph of a woman with a rifle and a dog near a creek, Las Vegas (Nev.), 1900-1925.

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Photograph of two women standing in front of locomotive number 3649, Las Vegas (Nev.), approx. 1912.

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Aerial photograph of McWilliams' Original Las Vegas Townsite and Clark's Las Vegas Townsite, Las Vegas (Nev.), 1931.

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Photograph of a man, woman and dog sitting outside a tent near the Las Vegas Creek, Las Vegas (Nev.), 1904-05.

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Photograph of the students and faculty at Las Vegas School, Las Vegas (Nev.), 1917.

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Photograph of Fremont Street, Las Vegas (Nev.), around 1909.

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Photograph of the Stewart family, Las Vegas (Nev.), 1900-1925.

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Photograph of students on the steps of the Las Vegas High School, Las Vegas (Nev.), 1917-1918. 

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Photograph of railroad cottages, Las Vegas (Nev.), 1911.

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Photograph of the first permanent railroad depot, Las Vegas (Nev.), 1900-1925.

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Photograph of mule teams hauling ore through the desert from the Potosi Mine, 1900-1925.

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Photograph of the Las Vegas post office, Las Vegas (Nev.), 1905.

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Photograph of a street corner near the Las Vegas Opera House, Las Vegas (Nev.), 1900-1925.

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Photograph of the dining room of the Las Vegas Ranch, Las Vegas (Nev.), 1907.

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View of las vegas creek running through Las Vegas Ranch. The main ranch house is seen in the background.

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Photograph of an Indian camp, Las Vegas (Nev.), 1907.

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Photograph of a man and wagon outside the Las Vegas Trading Company at Main and Lewis, Las Vegas (Nev.), 1905.

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Photograph of Fremont Street, buildings, and automobiles, Las Vegas (Nev.), early 1920s.

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Photograph of children in front of the Fifth Street Grammar School, Las Vegas (Nev.), 1936.

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Photograph of Elephants on parade, Las Vegas (Nev.), 1916.

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Photograph of cabins, Las Vegas (Nev.), November, 1904.

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Photograph of people outside of the First State Bank of Las Vegas (Nev.), 1905.

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Photograph of children in front of the Fifth Street Grammar School, Las Vegas (Nev.), 1936

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