Vegas Glory Days 1959 to 1967 COLOUR PICS slide show

The names are part of Las Vegas history: The Lucky Casino, The Silver Slipper, Biff’s. The Pioneer, McLaney’s Carousel, but the fun spirit lives on 50 years later!

Enjoy this fabulous look back in glorious colour to Las Vegas between 1959 and 1967 in this amazing collection of never before published kodachrome images. (Article continued below.)

  
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Back in the 1950s the Vegas action was centred around Freemont Street in downtown Las Vegas, while the Strip was just a long open road with empty desert, as is evidenced in these photos.

It is hard to imagine the Strip was once so empty and quiet. One of the first casinos on the Strip was the Flamingo, which pretty much looked like a Motel 6 in the early 1960s. How times have changed in the past 50 years in Las Vegas!

Golden Nugget Casino on Freemont Street in Las Vegas circa 1959

Golden Nugget Casino on Freemont Street in Las Vegas circa 1959

Golden Nugget Casino on Freemont Street in Las Vegas circa 1959

Golden Nugget Casino on Freemont Street in Las Vegas circa 1959

Binion's Horseshoe Casino on Freemont Street in Las Vegas circa 1967

Binion’s Horseshoe Casino on Freemont Street in Las Vegas circa 1967

Lucky Casino on Freemont Street in Las Vegas circa 1967

Lucky Casino on Freemont Street in Las Vegas circa 1967

McLaney's Carousel Casino on Freemont Street in Las Vegas circa 1967

McLaney’s Carousel Casino on Freemont Street in Las Vegas circa 1967

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Vegas Glory Days 1959 to 1967 COLOUR PICS slide show
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The names are part of Las Vegas history: The Lucky Casino, The Silver Slipper, Biff's. The Pioneer, McLaney's Carousel, but the fun spirit lives on 50 years later!
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Primo Vegas
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