Helldorado Photo Drive Results

Congratulations to Bo Boisvert!

Cowboy actor Mike Steele in front of the Lucky Motel on East Fremont at the Helldorado Parade, circa 1957.

Prizes: $250 Gift Certificate to Yellowtail Japanese Restaurant & Lounge, VIP Service & Complimentary Bottle for 6 ($500 value) at The Bank Nightclub at Ballagio


Random Drawing Winner: Linda DiGiovanni

Prize: $150 Gift Certificate to Artistic Iron Works



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The history of Las Vegas is an American rags-to-riches story, filled with hundreds of unusual characters and events. Las Vegas is the largest city in the U.S. founded in the 20th century. This 108-year-old saga follows the city through its incredible ups and downs. The city started as a railroad watering hole and has evolved to become the “Entertainment Capital of the World.”

History is worth preserving and enjoying. The Las Vegas Historical Society is established to create a central resource for photos, key documents and oral recollections of the history of America’s most dynamic community.


Remember Bob Bailey #VegasHistory

Civil rights leader and entertainer Bob Bailey died Saturday at 87 of Parkinson’s. At 16, he graduated high school. When he was performing with his local band while studying at Morehouse in Atlanta, Benny Goodman discovered him and got him in touch with Count Bassie to be a featured singer for his band after graduating […]

Downtown Las Vegas homes 1920 #VegasHistory

Downtown Las Vegas circa 1920 looking south from Carson St. between 1st and 2nd St. So, this is parallel to Fremont St. on the south side. Nice homes/shoddy streets.

LVB north of Stewart in the early 1960s #VegasHistory

Courtesy of Curtis Walker and Verda Michael, who photographed the Helldorado parade in the early 1960s.

Congratulations to our Helldorado Winners #VegasHistory

Congratulations to Bo Boisvert for garnering the most votes of the photos submitted for Helldorado Days with his photo of cowboy actor Mike Steele in front of the Lucky Motel on East Fremont at the Helldorado Parade, circa 1957. Bo earned a $250 gift certificate to Yellowtail and a $500+ visit to The Bank. And, […]

Vote on Helldorado photos #VegasHistory

This week is Helldorado week. We’ve gotten a few nice shots out of people’s shoe boxes and into our history. Vote for the one(s) you like here (sorry for requiring you to manually cut/paste this link)… http://lasvegashistoricalsociety.org/helldorado-2014 The photo with the most votes gets a big night out at Bellagio’s Yellowtail restaurant and The Bank […]

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