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October 26, 2014

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Historical Strip aerials

Mon, May 15, 1905 (midnight)

From one small hotel on a two-lane highway to the bright glitz and glamor now associated with the “Entertainment Capital of the World,” the Las Vegas Strip has changed dramatically since the 1950s.

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  1. Photo #3 was not shot in the 1950's. You can see both the Lankmark and convention center in the background which indicates this photo was taken sometime in the 1960's.

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