Night Pictures - Fremont Street, Las Vegas, Nevada - 1952

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  1. Gary Edstrom

    Gary Edstrom Guest

    My father took these pictures along Fremont Street in Las Vegas in 1952.

    Thunderbird Hotel
    Pioneer Club
    Golden Nugget

    http://gbe.dynip.com/Las_Vegas_1952

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    Frank ess Guest

    Gary Edstrom wrote:
    > My father took these pictures along Fremont Street in Las Vegas in
    > 1952.
    >
    > Thunderbird Hotel
    > Pioneer Club
    > Golden Nugget
    >
    > http://gbe.dynip.com/Las_Vegas_1952


    Cool.

    I walked in the door of one of those places in that era, and was
    confronted by a ten-by-ten grid of currency bills sandwiched between
    glass plates. $10,000 bills they were. That was big money in those
    days.

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    Frank ess
    Frank ess, Jun 14, 2005
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  3. Gary Edstrom <> writes:

    > My father took these pictures along Fremont Street in Las Vegas in 1952.
    >
    > Thunderbird Hotel
    > Pioneer Club
    > Golden Nugget
    >
    > http://gbe.dynip.com/Las_Vegas_1952


    Those are very cool, thanks for posting them!
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    Ron Hunter Guest

    Gary Edstrom wrote:
    > My father took these pictures along Fremont Street in Las Vegas in 1952.
    >
    > Thunderbird Hotel
    > Pioneer Club
    > Golden Nugget
    >
    > http://gbe.dynip.com/Las_Vegas_1952
    >

    Looks just a bit different these days!
    My wife and I used to go to Vegas a couple of times a year, but the
    place has become so mired in the 'mega casino' and 'mega hotel' craze to
    the point where it is downright intimidating and no longer fun. Now we
    go to Shreveport. One is a 3 hour drive, the other a 3 hour flight.
    The traffic in both cities is bad, though.


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    Ron Hunter
    Ron Hunter, Jun 14, 2005
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  5. Gary Edstrom

    Ron Hunter Guest

    Frank ess wrote:
    > Gary Edstrom wrote:
    >
    >> My father took these pictures along Fremont Street in Las Vegas in
    >> 1952.
    >>
    >> Thunderbird Hotel
    >> Pioneer Club
    >> Golden Nugget
    >>
    >> http://gbe.dynip.com/Las_Vegas_1952

    >
    >
    > Cool.
    >
    > I walked in the door of one of those places in that era, and was
    > confronted by a ten-by-ten grid of currency bills sandwiched between
    > glass plates. $10,000 bills they were. That was big money in those days.
    >


    The Horseshoe Casino in Shreveport, La. has a wall of $1,000,000 worth
    of $100 bills between the hotel and the casino. Pretty impressive!
    n

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    Ron Hunter
    Ron Hunter, Jun 14, 2005
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  6. On Monday 13 June 2005 20:20, Gary Edstrom wrote:

    > My father took these pictures along Fremont Street in Las Vegas in
    > 1952.
    >
    > Thunderbird Hotel
    > Pioneer Club
    > Golden Nugget
    >
    > http://gbe.dynip.com/Las_Vegas_1952


    The Thunderbird Hotel and Casino was on the Strip and not on Fremont
    Street. It was torn down a few years ago, after being vacant and
    boarded up for sometime.

    Interesting shots, though.

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    Stefan Patric
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    Stefan Patric, Jun 15, 2005
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  7. On Monday 13 June 2005 20:28, Frank ess wrote:

    > Gary Edstrom wrote:
    >> My father took these pictures along Fremont Street in Las Vegas in
    >> 1952.
    >>
    >> Thunderbird Hotel
    >> Pioneer Club
    >> Golden Nugget
    >>
    >> http://gbe.dynip.com/Las_Vegas_1952

    >
    > Cool.
    >
    > I walked in the door of one of those places in that era, and was
    > confronted by a ten-by-ten grid of currency bills sandwiched between
    > glass plates. $10,000 bills they were. That was big money in those
    > days.


    That was Binion's Horseshoe Casino, where the World Series of Poker was
    held for many years.

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    Stefan Patric
    NoLife Polymath Group
    Stefan Patric, Jun 15, 2005
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    Brad Guest

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