Highway 91, the Birth of Las Vegas Boulevard and the Las Vegas Strip
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.