Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Hey everyone... I forgot to mention that I will be out of town for about 10 days (starting yesterday). I will check in on the comments when I can, but it's possible that I won't be able to respond as much as I normally do. And now... on with today's post:
Here's something completely different! Last year, my mom was going to get rid of some stuff, and among the items was an enameled bracelet featuring scenes from Las Vegas. I thought that it was WAY too cool to let go, and she said, "If you want it, take it!". I don't have much call to wear it, but it's pretty neat!
My mom says that she bought it in Vegas while she and my dad were on their honeymoon in 1958.
Here's the first link, with The Riviera - it operated from April 1955 to May 2015; the hotel is slated for demolition.
Next is the Sahara Hotel and Casino. which operated from 1952 to 2011. It was one of the last remaining "Rat Pack" hotels, and it anchored the northern end of the Las Vegas Strip.
Next we have El Rancho Vegas, which had opened in 1941. It was destroyed by fire in 1960, so that helps to establish the date of the bracelet.
This link features Fremont Street, which used to be the most famous street in Vegas. Before the Las Vegas Strip eclipsed it, Fremont Street was featured in countless movies and TV shows.
The Desert Inn operated from April, 1950 to August, 2000. It was the fifth resort to open on the Strip.
One of the most famous casinos on the Strip was The Sands, which operated from 1952 to 1996, and was the home of many of the members of the Rat Pack.
The last link features the Flamingo, which is now the oldest casino on the Las Vegas Strip, opening in 1946. This is where my mom and dad stayed during their honeymoon!
While scanning photos for my parent's 50th wedding anniversary, I found this photo of my mom in front of the Flamingo...
... and this photo of my dad!
I hope you have enjoyed this vintage Las Vegas charm bracelet.