Las Vegas Nevada in 1977 and 70's


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Looking north at the Caesars Palace and Flamingo Las Vegas signs.


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The Sand's sign, Spring 1977. Now the location of the Venetian's front exit road near the north gondola docks, facing the Strip.


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The Dune's sign was (when built in 1964) the world's largest free-standing sign.


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Looking northwest (in 1977) towards Caesars Palace from the original MGM (now Bally's). The Flamingo is in the process of building its first tower. The Times Square low-rise motel is in the demolition process to make way for the coming Barbary Coast.

Las Vegas Strip Panorama 1977

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Northward view of the 1977 Strip showing Flamingo-to Sands-to-Riviera.


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The view from Paradise Road 1977.


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MGM Night Driveway 1977.


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Sands Tower 1977. Now the Venetian location.


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MGM from the Strip 1977.


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Looking east, down Convention Center Drive, towards the Landmark Hotel 1977.


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The Dunes Hotel on the southwest corner of the Strip & Flamingo Road. Now the Bellagio.


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Caesars Palace 1977.


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MGM Grand Hotel 1977.


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Ladies walking north on the Dunes sidewalk, which is now the place to watch Bellagio's fountains.


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The original Flamingo Hotel and surroundings 1977.


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The Pioneer's Vegas Vic and the Golden Nugget 1977.

The 1977 Flamingo Expansion and Remodeling.

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Looking north from Flamingo Road at the Times Square Motel (now the Barbary Coast).


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Wide view, looking north, at the intersection of Las Vegas Blvd. and the Dunes-Flamingo Road.


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Closer view of the NE corner of the Strip and Dunes/Flamingo Road. Drais' Restaurant, in Barbary Coast, now operates under the former lobby of the Times Square Motel.


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The Flamingo remodeling April, 1977.


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The Flamingo's neon sign installation.

Final Days at the Times Square Motel

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Skateboarders in the Times Square swimming pool 1977. Now the Barbary Coast Casino. This motel (formerly Desert Villa Motel 1954-75) was set for demolition, so skaters used pool during Spring Break. The Bellagio is located where the Dunes once was, at the corner of Flamingo Road and the Strip.


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View of the Times Square Motel during its last days before being demolished in April 1977. This 1954 motel & pool sat next to the Flamingo Hotel for 23 years at Flamingo Road and the Strip.


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Las Vegas skateboarders in the pool (called the 'Dust Bowl') at Flamingo Road and the LV Strip - 1977.


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1970s' Skateboard Culture in Las Vegas - At the 'under-demolition' Times Square Motel pool.


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Caesars' sign and 1977 desert surroundings, before The Mirage Hotel, TI, Caesars' (Omnidome and) Colessium & Forum Shops were built.