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When I explain to folks how long I have lived in Las Vegas, I tell them, “I have lived here as long as the Stratosphere.” True. I moved to Las Vegas from Redding, Calif., the weekend of April 30, 1996. I was …

No tall tales: 20 facts to mark 20 years of the Stratosphere

May 1st, 2016

When I explain to folks how long I have lived in Las Vegas, I tell them, “I have lived here as long as the Stratosphere.” True. I moved to Las Vegas from Redding, Calif., the weekend of April 30, 1996. I was …

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    When I explain to folks how long I have lived in Las Vegas, I tell them, “I have lived here as long as the Stratosphere.” ...

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