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1975 Las Vegas Strip.

Image detail for -Old Las Vegas Fort State Historical Park~~ - Old Las Vegas Fort .

The Old Strip

A northward view of the Las Vegas strip looking over the Sands Today, Treasure Island and the Venetian occupy the spaces to the left and right of the highway, respectively.

Picture Taken from the Dunes of the Las Vegas Strip  www.all-chips.com has chips from all these Casinos for sale.

Picture Taken from the Dunes of the Las Vegas Strip www.all-chips.com has chips from all these Casinos for sale.

Fremont Street back in the day. www,all-chips.com has chips from all these Casinos for sale.

Fremont Street back in the day. www,all-chips.com has chips from all these Casinos for sale.

The Las Vegas Strip in mid-transformation at the end of the century (1999): The Desert Inn, Frontier, and Stardust are still in business, and the Venetian just opened.

Las Vegas Strip, 1999 – mid-transformation at the end of the century. Desert Inn, Frontier and Stardust still in business. The Venetian newly opened.

That is a lot of signage Postcard: Las Vegas Strip, c. December 1984. Siegfried & Roy at the Frontier. Boy-Lesque at Silver Slipper.  Thanks Shari

That is a lot of signage Postcard: Las Vegas Strip, c. December Siegfried & Roy at the Frontier. Boy-Lesque at Silver Slipper. Thanks Shari

The Las Vegas Strip During the 1950's -

Postcard: Las Vegas Strip, 1967 Thunderbird, Algiers, Riviera and La Concha Motel, before Circus Circus came up in the empty lot on the left

Vintage Las Vegas Photo -  Pioneer Club Fremont Street, c.1942-1948

Las Vegas, The sign seen on the top right was installed January Las Vegas Club seen in the center moved from this location late or early

The once-legendary Sunset Strip nightclubs of the 1930s and 40s started to lose their power once Las Vegas got going in the late 1940s. In order to draw patrons all the way across the desert, the casino owners (read: the mob) paid stars huge sums to appear at their resorts. Still, when you see this aerial photo of the Las Vegas strip from 1954, it’s hard to imagine how they pulled it off. Compared to how it looks now, the strip looks pretty sparse and meager. Ah, the power of the legal…

An aerial view of Highway 91 in the shows the isolation of the Flamingo and Dunes hotels (near the bottom of the photo) from the rest of Las Vegas. The large golf course, now the Wynn Golf Club, is one of the few plots of land that has maintained .

Harrah’s Las Vegas, 1995. Harrah’s soon demolished the 1970s-era riverboat. Imperial Palace and towers of Flamingo Hotel also visible. Photo by Chris Flanders

Harrah’s Las Vegas, Harrah’s soon demolished the riverboat. Imperial Palace and towers of Flamingo Hotel also visible. Photo by Chris Flanders

Las Vegas Strip, 1979. Photographer Ned Paynter walked the three miles of the strip one morning in ‘79, from Flamingo Rd, up past Sahara.

Las Vegas Strip, Photographer Ned Paynter walked the three miles of the strip one morning in from Flamingo Rd, up past Sahara.

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