I was on K-DWN radio yesterday morning promoting my new book, "Las Vegas in Postcards: 1905-1965".
As many of you know, Carey Burke, Allen Sandquist and I spent a long time working on this book last year and our hardwork paid off. The book looks great. It is filled with historic postcards that depict the real history of Las Vegas and focus not only on the well-known iconic side of Las Vegas but also the little known residential history of the town.
We owe a big debt of thanks to Dennis McBride, the Curator of History, at the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas for letting us use some early postcards from their collection. Mostly, the postcards came from Carey and Allen's extensive collections. Many are rare and rarely seen postcards.
So, if you want to know about the Roadside Architecture of Las Vegas, the gaming, the neighborhood churches and schools, real history of the motels (some of which still exist on East Fremont Street) as well as the real history of the buildings and businesses on Fremont Street and the Strip, then be sure t to get a copy of this book.
On Friday evening, May 8th, Carey Burke and I will be doing a book-signing and program (moderated by Dennis McBride) at the Nevada State Museum. Stay tuned for more details as that date draws closer.
Also, we are preparing a companion video to go with the book. Both the companion video and autographed copies of the book will be available for sale here in the weeks to come. So, keep an eye out here for more details!
Of course, if you find you just can't wait, the book is available in most local to Las Vegas Barnes and Noble and Borders bookstores. You can also buy copies of the book at the Gift Shop in the Nevada State Museum.