A lot has changed on the Las Vegas Strip since the Pink Flamingo opened in 1946.
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The late eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes fomented his racist views at a pivotal time in Las Vegas history when he was at the height of his power. And there's clear proof that those views were set to a political purpose that helped hold back minorities in the late 1960s.
Are you desperate to own a rare piece of Las Vegas history? Are you willing to pay a lot more for it than the government says it's worth? You're in luck.
When Wilbur Clark's Desert Inn opened in April 1950, the sign featured a Joshua tree out front with not much surrounding it while on the inside headliners and celebrities celebrated "the greatest opening in the history of Las Vegas."
The Sahara Hotel and Casino nearly made it to 60 years — the same lifespan as the Riviera hotel-casino — before closing in 2011.
The process of getting a geographic feature named can be long and arduous, but officials from Nevada State College managed to get the official designation for Mount Scorpion in about a year.
When Helen Stewart arrived in Las Vegas in 1882, she had no desire to live so far from civilization on the ranch her husband Archibald had acquired.
Jack Dailey came to Las Vegas to help the city and its children deal with the growth of the formerly quiet little town. It's appropriate that the elementary school that bears his name at 2001 E. Reno Ave. now has a garden growing food.
What does former mayor and current (and constant) gin enthusiast Oscar B. Goodman speak about at his Oscar Dinner Series at his namesake restaurant at the Plaza? Anything he wants to.
A few hours before the sun came up today, they officially closed the doors at the Las Vegas Club. That made me think of my old pal Jim, and what a great place the Las Vegas Club was for old sports pals to meet and have a beer, even if it started to smell like an old cigar there toward the end.
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