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Mid-Century Vegas: 1930s to 1960s

Mid-Century Vegas: 1930s to 1960s

Donald D. Spencer

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Explore the gilded age of Las Vegas through 437 vintage postcards that trace the history of the historic “Las Vegas Strip.” Tour popular resorts, including The Dunes, Golden Nugget, Flamingo Hotel and Casino, Sands Casino, and Monte Carlo Club. Learn the beginnings of Roulette and slot machines. By the 1950s, Las Vegas began to take shape as America’s playground. The city changed dramatically from a dusty resort to the most exciting gambling city in America, and the rapid growth continued throughout the 1960s. These were the “Golden Years” of Las Vegas. Anyone who loves Vegas will enjoy witnessing its development. Postcard collectors worldwide also will find this a valuable resource.

Size: 11″ x 8 1/2″ | 437 illustrations | Price Guide, Index | 160 pp
ISBN13: 9780764331299 | Binding: hard cover


Donald D. Spencer has written books on computer science, Florida history, and gaming collectibles. He has collected Las Vegas memorabilia for the past fifty-five years.