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Fremont Street, 1930's
El Cortez, 1940's
The Westward Ho "Mega Dog" 198x-20xx
El Rancho Vegas, 1941-1960
Fremont Street, 1930's
El Cortez, 1940's
The Westward Ho "Mega Dog" 1980-2008
El Rancho Vegas, 1941-1960

Once upon a time there existed a magical place where all the stories you heard... were true.

The History of Las Vegas

This website is dedicated to the preservation of what "Old Vegas" was like and the stories of the people that experienced it first-hand. You won't find a better collection of memories that capture the spirit of Las Vegas in its golden era. Click on an interest below:

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Wigwams, Water and Railroads
How did Vegas really begin? This is how Las Vegas got its name and who settled the area from its earliest recorded history.
Story - Feb 17th, 2024
The Mob Museum
This is not cheezey!
Attraction - Undated
Burned Chip from the El Rancho Vegas fire of 1960
This is a $25 chip from "El Rancho Vegas", the first resort on the Las Vegas Strip that burned to the ground on June 17th 1960.
Artifact - Undated
Can You Change the Odds of Roulette?
Trusting a so-called "system" can break you! Don't fall victim to flawed logic and fuzzy math.
Story - Feb 12th, 2024
Is the Golden Gate story about the first telephone really true?
Consider yourself TEASED, please.
Mystery - Feb 8th, 2024
Golden Steer Steakhouse
Legend has it that this was Elvis Presley's favorite steak joint. But is that the whole truth? And how are the steaks? Read on to find out.
Attraction - Feb 7th, 2024
Why I'm not Gambling Much Anymore
How corporate policies and government regulations are increasingly making gambling less fun
Story - Feb 8th, 2024

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