Downtown Vegas Neon

Blowhard, Esq. writes:

Here are a few snaps of Vegas neon from my latest trip there a few weeks ago. I shall not rest until I’ve collected every sign in the city.

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About Blowhard, Esq.

Amateur, dilettante, wannabe.
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4 Responses to Downtown Vegas Neon

  1. Days of Broken Arrows says:

    A soundtrack for when people look at the pics:

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  2. I love the cheesy, garish world of neon lights. Reminds me of the great Willie Nelson song,
    “Night Life.” No, it ain’t no good life, but it’s my life.

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  3. Fun facts about the El Cortez Hotel: it was the first Vegas hotel purchased by the mob. Even though he wasn’t an official owner on the state records, Meyer Lansky controlled it and Bugsy Siegel ran it. They didn’t hold onto it for long, though — it was sold to finance Siegel’s Flamingo.

    Today, the El Cortez is the oldest continually running hotel and casino in Vegas. Earlier this year, the building was placed the National Register of Historic Places. Here’s a shot of it in 1945:

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