Advertisements from the Past



I thought it might be fun to put up some old ads from Las Vegas magazines and newspapers.  Bonanza Village is a historic Las Vegas neighborhood located off Bonanza Avenue near Clarkway.  Sounds like quite a bargain in these days, doesn't it?  Note the line, every protective restriction.  You know what that means, right?



Big Jim Cashman sold all makes and models it seems.  I remember his dealership as mainly the Cadillac dealer.  He was one of the most civic minded boosters the town has ever had.



I want to be able to buy Chicken, Rum and  Flour at these prices.

I want my S&H green stamps, my Blue Chip and my Orange Stamps as well.

But most of all, I want to know why bacon used to come in a can?



I never realized that Pabst Blue Ribbon (my dad's favorite beer) was blended that much.  Did you?



 Ed Von Tobel, Sr was a very practical man.  One of the pioneers of Las Vegas, he and his sons

had the best Lumber and Hardware store in town.



How cool is that?



We had a Coca-Cola Bottling Plant and a 7-Up Bottling Plant.

Not bad for a small town.


Tomorrow I'll post some ads from the swanky 1950s and 1960s.  You might be surprised at how swanky and elegant the folks in Las Vegas were back then.