Friday, May 25, 2007

Las Vegas Strip History

Wow, I have been so busy that I haven't posted recently. I have had so much fun in the last few weeks with several friends visiting (including my Mom) and lots of fun activities. I have also been super busy at work, and after a long day of working on a computer, the last thing I want to do is stay online to post a blog. I have a ton of pictures to post, which I should be able to do over this long weekend.

In the meantime, I wanted to share a great website that I just discovered. It's the Las Vegas Strip Historical Site, and it has history and stories of all of the hotels on the Strip. Lots of the information on this website comes from first-person accounts of what each casino was like back in the day and how it came to be. There is a plethora of information on the site, complete with (albeit, small) pictures. It has been so much fun reading about the evolution of the Strip. I can't believe that as recently as 15 years ago, the Strip was a much different place with some small hotels and casinos still in existence. In fact, there's still a small apartment building wedged between Mirage and TI (read that section to find out about the debate over this land). If you're looking to kill some time reading colorful accounts of the history of the Strip, then this is the website to check out!

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