I Love This Place

I Love This Place
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Friday, January 22, 2010


InOldLasVegas.com has an incredible collection of vintage Old Vegas Pics and videos. A MUST SEE for any VegasPhile like yourself.

From the site-

The History of Casino Culture - In Old Las Vegas

InOldLasVegas.com is a new-classic website which intends to show a complete visual history of the emergence of casino culture and design and its effect on the last built city in the USA. This is a story about All-American pioneering ideas and attitudes. Old West creators, promoters and idea makers are what made Las Vegas the unique place it is today. So, you won't hear one word about any so called Mob influence on the development of this one-of-a-kind city.

InOldLasVegas.com will present the story of how the Old West created the New West and how thousands of creative thinkers and developers envisioned this city of the future and brought it into existence.

This website will examine Las Vegas' get-rich-quick roots stemming from the days of the 1848 California Gold Rush - the silver and gold mining towns of 1860 thru 1910 Nevada - the 1869 transcontinental railroad - the founding of Las Vegas in 1905 and its early railroadtown development - the birth and death of Goldfield - the history of prostitution in the old and new west - the legalization of Las Vegas gaming and quickie divorces in 1931 - the completion of Hoover Dam in 1935 - the effect of mechanical slot machines - the pre & post war downtown casinos and dude ranches, the rise of the Las Vegas Strip in the 1940s - the reasons why Las Vegas became the wedding, romance and glamor capital of America - the impact of burlesque theater and showgirls - and the impact of Southern California road-architecture on 1950s & 60s casino design - and lastly, the impact of Kirk Kerkorian and Steve Wynn's visions for Las Vegas.

Here's the link-

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