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The Mint 400, 1971. What started as a publicity stunt for the Mint Hotel in 1968 with no more than a couple dune buggies in the desert, turned into an annual off-road event, and was the original catalyst for Hunter S Thompson's book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

The Mint What started as a publicity stunt for the Mint Hotel in 1968 with no more than a couple dune buggies in the desert, turned into an annual off-road event, and was the original catalyst for Hunter S Thompson's book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

Elvis - the legend lives. 1978 at the Stardust, the year after Elvis died. Photo by Manuel

Elvis: the legend lives. 1978 at the Stardust, a year after Elvis died. Photo by Manuel

Sahara Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas 1958

Sahara – Las Vegas, Publicity still by Joe Buck, via Lincoln Continental Convertible, Mercury Station Wagon

This week’s winner comes to us from @VegasDaze for a classic Fremont St picture.  With all the talk and complaining we and several people like us have done about all the changes going on in Vegas, this photo reminded me how much things inevitably change in Vegas, all the time, and if they didn’t, odds are, we wouldn’t have what we have today.  This photowas taken from just west of Fremont and 1st street in the late 60s early 70s.  It shows the California club still...

Las Vegas in the and Fremont Street Casino Center Fremont Street The Pioneer Club & Cocktail Lounge Hotel Rivi.

It was a grand place to stay!

The Sands Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV. (Demolished) Replaced by the Venetian Hotel and the Sands Expo Center

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

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Las Vegas c. Fremont at Main. Photo taken from the Union Station. The date: After the opening of Lucky Strike Club before the opening of Golden Gate Casino (Fall Same flags over Fremont St as this photo, October

Fremont St, downtown Las Vegas, 1949. In the foreground is the Union Pacific station at Main Street, currently the site of the Plaza Hotel.

Fremont St, downtown Las Vegas, In the foreground is the Union Pacific train station at Main Street, currently the site of the Plaza Hotel.

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