Friday, May 14, 2010
May 15th marks the 105th Birthday of the City of Las Vegas.
The Helldorado Parade and Festival is being held downtown.
Carnival starts at 5PM Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Parade runs from 8-10 AM Saturday.
The Helldorado Parade was held from 1934-1998 to celebrate the anniversary of the formation of Las Vegas into a city. Helldorado will be held again this weekend. See info at page bottom.
1978 Stardust Showgirls.
Las Vegas May 15, 1905 - May 15 2010
Las Vegas circa 1905. The train from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City caused the creation of the train depot downtown. Parcels of land were auctioned off on May 15th and a city was born across the way from the train station. In 1935 Hoover Dam was completed - gambling, plus quick and easy marriage or divorce was legalized. Las Vegas has been booming ever since, for the last 75 years.
The Union Plaza Hotel, built on former site of the 1905 train Depot.
The Plaza opened on July 2, 1971 - and was billed as the "World's Largest Casino" with 80,000 square feet of casino space.
City Center opened last December as the largest privately funded development in the history of the United States. It occupies 76 acres of land and is composed of 7 skyscrapers.
Happy Birthday Vegas - From Paul, Frank, Dino
1. Mc Cartney in Moscow, 2. Happy Birthday to Sinatra party, 3. Sinatra sings Fly Me to the Moon on 1968 TV, 4. A happy birthday video with Dean Martin, 5. The Rat Pack performs with Johnny Carson
Local TV commercial for the 2010 Helldorado Rodeo.