How Denver got the nickname “Mile High City” is obvious. It’s a mile above sea level.
The same is true of Las Vegas and “Sin City.” In a place that promotes drinking and gambling, it’s easy to see why that caught on.
Even Los Angeles as the “City of Angels” is clear
A study of U.S. census records from 1850 to 1880 suggests that 750,000 soldiers died during the Civil War - 21% more than previously thought.
For more than a century, it has been accepted with a grain of salt that about 620,000 Americans died in the conflict, with more than half