Las Vegas Through the Years (1905-2017)

Las Vegas Through the Years (1905-2017)

I’m absolutely 120% sure all of you have seen at least some pics or videos of one of the greatest cities in America or even the world – Las Vegas, Nevada. Now, I’ve never been to the desert metropolis, but I hear it’s a real paradise full of 24-7 gambling shacks, striptease, or should I say “showgirl” lounges, and, of course, casinos without clocks. But it wasn’t always this neon oasis we know and love today. Just over a hundred years ago Las Vegas was nowhere to be seen, instead, there was sand, and sand, and more sand, and maybe some cacti. After all it’s called Mojave desert for a reason, right?

 

So, now let’s take a look at how it all started, and follow the development of Las Vegas’ two biggest streets: the Stripe, and Fremont Street.

 

 

1. 1905 Fremont Street – When the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad were created in 1905, the small settlement quickly became known as Sin City.

 

 

2. 1943 Fremont Street

 

 

3. 1945 Fremont Street

 

 

4. 1946 Fremont Street

 

 

5. 1948 Fremont Street


6. 1950 Fremont Street

 

 

7. 1951 Fremont Street

 

 

8. 1952 The Strip

 

 

9. 1954 Fremont Street

 

 

10. 1958 Fremont Street

 

 

11. 1958 Fremont Street

 

 

12. 1966 The Strip

 

 

13. 1966 The Strip

 

 

14. 1967 The Strip

 

 

15. 1968 Fremont Street


16. 1972 The Strip

 

 

17. 1972 The Strip

 

 

18. 1976 The Strip

 

 

19. 1977 The Strip

 

 

20. 1978 The Strip

 

 

21. 1979 The Strip

 

 

22. 1982 The Strip

 

 

23. 1983 Rendering of MGM Grand

 

 

24. 1983 The Strip

 

 

25. 1985 The Strip


26. 1990 The Strip

 

 

27. 1992 The Strip

 

 

28. 1993 The Strip

 

 

29. 1997 Crazy girls at the Riviera

 

 

30. 1997 The Strip

 

 

31. 1999 The Strip

 

 

32. 2005 The Strip

 

 

33. 2009 The Strip


34. 2017 The Strip

 

 

35. 2017 Fremont Street

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