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Fremont Street 1941 – Las Vegas

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Travel and History will be in historical and amazing Las Vegas next week to cover the Consumer Electronics Show for our sister blog “Technology Report”. Here’s an early view of downtown Las Vegas with the Sal Segev Hotel in the foreground (that’s “las vegas” spelled backwards. The Sal Segev was home to the Golden Gate Casino. The property is now known as the Golden Gate Casino and Hotel and it maintains a claim as the oldest of the Las Vegas Hotels, still on the property where you could say the city of Las Vegas began – One Fremont Street.  This year is shaping up to be a series of shows to remember, it be wise to catch those buy cheap tickets to watch Le Reve at Wynn before they get gobbled up by the incoming tourists! The Golden Gate recently underwent a multimillion dollar renovation. See more about the Golden Gate Hotel and Casino at http://www.GoldenGateCasino.com

For a great timeline of the hotel and Las Vegas see here:  http://goldengatecasino.com/history/

Atomic Testing Museum, Las Vegas

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In Las Vegas if you get bored with the Casinos and nightlife – or even if you don’t – you might want to venture just a few miles off the strip to the Atomic Testing Museum, an intriguing set of exhibits that explore the history of Atomic testing which was largely carried out in the huge open desert areas just west of Las Vegas.

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Atomic Testing Museum Website

Johnny Cash Guitar at Hard Rock Cafe

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Music History fans won’t want to miss the collection of guitars and memorabilia at the Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas. From Johnny Cash to Prince the walls are lined with great pieces of American musical history.
The Hard Rock is an “off the strip” venue in Las Vegas about a 15 minute walk from the strip. Aside from some amazing music history, the most notable feature is the new nightclub “Body English” with a light and music pulsating million dollar chandelier above the dance floor.


Johnny Cash Guitar
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