How Las Vegas grew from desert watering hole to top international destination (KTNV)

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas is a bustling metropolis forged with neon, innovation and a diverse population of more than 2 million people and counting — but it wasn’t always like this.

In the span of fewer than 200 years, Las Vegas has sprouted from a quiet grassland into one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States.