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Love has been in the air in Las Vegas for decades, with many people referring to the city as the wedding capital of the world. But how did we gain that reputation? Discover Nevada's history of romance, marriage, and divorce — and why the state made it easy for couples to tie the knot ... and untie it!

By Eric Duran-Valle

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Welcome to Desert Companion's first-ever (and we hope not last!) love issue! Inside, find stories about Nevada's history as a marriage — and divorce — mecca, chocolatiers making the best sweets for your Valentine's sweetheart, and more.
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