WWII marked the end of The Great Depression, bringing with it a new era of prosperity for Americans. America was finally building and producing again, and with this came higher salaries and more leisure time. The “Great Family Road Trip” was born and Highway 91 was a major road from the Pacific Coast (Los Angeles) all the way to the Canadian border. It ran straight through the middle of Las Vegas and would eventually become Las Vegas Boulevard, also known as The Strip. As was common during this time, roadside attractions and motels popped up to serve the families traveling by car along Highway 91.  Most of these motels have been demolished and all that is left is a shell of a building that once house the laughs of hundreds of families that passed through their doors, but a few have survived.

 

The Rummel Motel

The End of Segregation in Vegas – The Moulin Rouge

The Frontier and Silver Slipper – The first themed casino/resort in Vegas

The Stardust – the brighest stars (and criminals) on the Strip

Fun City Motel

The TOD Motor Motel

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