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    Las Vegas Strip, 1985.

    They would all come down in the next 10-15 years: Castaways, Desert Inn, El Rancho, Vegas World, along with the motels and gas stations.

    Frontier, Stardust and Desert Inn came next.

    Riviera manages to hold on but not for long. The 60-year-old Strip resort Riviera will be closed on May 4 2015 then demolished by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, with the site being used for planned convention center expansion activities.
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    Dont get tired of seeing these old pics, thanks for posting
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    I wonder what type of behavior forced an establishment to get a sign like this:

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    One of the best jobs I have ever had was delivering beer in Las Vegas from 80-84.....Local 14

    Decauter was practically the last cross street going west and there was hardly any Green Valley to the east....

    Only 285,000 people back then....
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    this thread is awesome!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ba‘al Zəvv View Post
    Las Vegas Strip, 1985.

    They would all come down in the next 10-15 years: Castaways, Desert Inn, El Rancho, Vegas World, along with the motels and gas stations.

    Frontier, Stardust and Desert Inn came next.

    Riviera manages to hold on but not for long. The 60-year-old Strip resort Riviera will be closed on May 4 2015 then demolished by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, with the site being used for planned convention center expansion activities.
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    the diagonal crosswalk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ba‘al Zəvv View Post
    Viejo Dinosaur shown beside beer truck. August 1894.

    Says this was among the best jobs he ever had because inventory (keeping track of how many beers were on the truck at a given time) had not yet been invented. The procedure of inventorying goods would not be thought of until several years after this photo, in 1898, by which time Viejo Dinosuar had beer which he had pilfered from the truck shown above on a Daily Basis (and often 3 or 4 times within a given day) stashed everywhere possible and had already made a small fortune selling pilfered beer on the Black Market.

    When Inventorying began Viejo stayed drunk for several weeks. Out of Despair.

    Eventually he had to leave this job because inventorying changed the job completely. To the point that literally most of the joy was gone from the job.
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    wilbur fails to heed Vegas "City Officials" (read: Clark County Sheriff today known as "Metro"....don't fuck with 'em they don't play) encouragement to leave Las Vegas and as result is cut down by a lethal combination of alcohol poisoning, insanely Poor (worst in the history of ever) Money Management + multiple Los Angeles Rams +10.5 SuperBowl XIV bets across several Books.

    "When it feels too easy wilbur...like The Book is givin' away money WILBURRRRRR".....

    moot point, preachin to the choir really he's much more disciplined now but back in the 1970's, 80's.....whew man.

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