That damned canopy with its light show cannot even come close to capturing what made Fremont Street unique.
So much of Las Vegas has changed just in the last twenty years and a great deal of it has been destroyed or remodeled out of existence.
But, there are pockets of old Vegas still around. They might not be as evident as they once were and they might require a bit of research or driving around to find but they are still there.
So, now that smartphones come with good cameras, you have the opportunity to document the Las Vegas you love so that it isn't lost to history.
I only know of two people in the last twenty years who have made a concerted effort to do that, Allen Sandquist (aka RoadsidePictures on Flickr) and Joel Rosales of LostandFoundVegas.com. Both spent years photographing the disappearing history of Las Vegas.
It's not too late to join them. Pick up your camera or your smartphone and start photographing the places and things you love about Las Vegas. Because, chances are, twenty years from now, they will no longer be there or be recognizable and trust me, you'll be glad you did.
Take a picture and post it our Facebook page along with why you think the place or sign is meaningful and share your memories with us!