Las Vegas officially the City of Las Vegas and often known as simply Vegas, is a city in the United States, the most populous city in the state of Nevada, the county seat of Clark County, and the city proper of the Las Vegas Valley. Las Vegas is an internationally renowned major resort city known primarily for gambling, shopping, fine dining and nightlife and is the leading financial and cultural center for Southern Nevada. The city bills itself as The Entertainment Capital of the World, and is famous for its mega casino–hotels and associated entertainment.
Here are 15 Rare & Old Photo’s of Las Vegas “The Entertainment Capital of the World” | Mega Series- Part I
1# Las Vegas Club, 1930s
2# “Flamingo” sign and tower were added in the hotel’s remodeling in 1952- 1953.
3# With the odd car driving down Fremont Street in Las Vegas, this image is far cry from the packed main strip tourists witness today
4# A view of the pool at the El Rancho Vegas hotel and casino in July 1942 in Las Vegas in Nevada
5# An audience with the King Singer Elvis Presley entertains amused onlookers at the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas
6# Downtown Las Vegas, 1949. In the foreground is the Union Pacific station at Main St, currently the site of the Plaza Hotel.
7# Don’t drop your chips Gambling tables in swimming pools allowed guests to keep on playing without leaving the pool
8# At the opening of Dunes Hotel. Las Vegas, May 1955
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9# Downtown Las Vegas, c. 1954
10# Fremont Street in 1952.
11# Fremont Hotel under construction; Golden Gate Casino under construction at Sal Sagev Hotel. Photo dated & credited to Las Vegas News Bureau
12# The Apache Hotel, originally built in 1932, was the first building in Las Vegas to have a lift and also featured stained glass windows- an original detail which still remains today
13# Las Vegas Strip, Nov. 1963
14# Fremont & 2nd, Las Vegas, c. 1932. Before Frontier Club opened next to Oasis Cafe in 1935. Apache Hotel & Casino in the center
15# 1950s Las Vegas Strip – Standard, KLAS, Desert Inn, where the Wynn entrance is today. KLAS went on-the-air in 1953.
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