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The gold mine of America
After South Africa, state of Nevada is largest gold producer in world. Golden Nugget Hotel displays world's biggest gold nugget ever found, that weights 61 pounds.
The most famous mine owner in history of Nevada was George Wingfield. He also owned every bank in state. Goldfield Consolidated Mines Company, that he ran together with senator (at that time) George S. Nixon, made them both multi-millionaires.
The other "gold mine" of state of Nevada is gambling, since gaming activities were legalised in 1931. In 2003, gross gaming revenue in Las Vegas was $7,673,489,000.
This "gold mine" closed its doors only one time in history: on November 25th 1963, for national mourning of assassinated president George Kennedy. History didn't repeat itself in first days after September 11. In fact, Americans asked in surveys on this subject saw Las Vegas as a place to escape tension.
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