Las Vegas: A Pictorial Look Back

Continuing our walk down Memory Lane:

Here is a row of houses in early Las Vegas.  The idea that no one lived here is just a myth.  People came to Las Vegas for the land auction in May, 1905 and began carving a community out of the harsh desert almost immediately.

The Las Vegas Grammar School.  The cornerstone was laid in 1910 and the school opened in 1911.  Students from across the Valley were invited to attend.  The school burned down in 1935 and was rebuilt as a sturdier structure that is currently being restored by the City of Las Vegas.

Before Vegas Vic became the iconic neon sign on Fremont Street a similar image was used by the
Chamber of Commerce and businesses around town to promote the city.  Here is a postcard from the
Old West Motel on South Fifth Street.  Today Fifth Street is better known as Las Vegas Blvd. South.

Special thanks to the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas for letting us use these images.