Our Story

1905

LAND AUCTION GIVES BIRTH TO LAS VEGAS AND OUR HOTEL & CASINO

Land auction held at Fremont and Main Streets begins the Las Vegas town site. The price for the prime Fremont Street frontage that would soon hold our hotel? $1,750. Poker chips, whiskey and wild women accompany the building of the railroad boom town.

Photo supplied by University of Nevada Las Vegas Libraries, Special Collections.