LIFE.com presents photos-- many of which never ran in LIFE magazine-- from the mid-1950s, when the high-stakes mecca was in the midst of a building boom that would redefine it forever.
BAX: Lets get something straight all you Liberal wack jobs....When you're in a Country illegally you are not a citizen and have no rights! The second that lawsuit was filed by a "dreamer" ICE should have picked the perp up and deported them in a heartbeat! lets take care of this illegal alien propblem once and for all. The gall these people have thinking they can sue us because they broke our laws!!