Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Las Vegas 1947

Las Vegas, picturesque city of Southern Nevada, is one of the last frontier towns of the West.

At night, visitors from the far corners of the earth mingle with miners, prodpectors, ranchers and other local residents under the flashing multi-colored signs along its main thoroughfares.

Here are found the finest accomodations in the West, including resort hotels, modern auto courts and restaurants. Its night clubs and casinos provide unussual diversion to the visitor.

Gateway to Boulder Dam and Death Valley, Las Vegas is the center of the Scenic Southwest. From here one may reach by pleasant drives over modern highways, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Cedar Breaks, Grand Canyon, Valley of Fire and Mount Charleston, known as "The Desert Alps."

Las Vegas is only 30 miles from Boulder Dam, highest and most impressive in the world, to which every month come thousands of visitors from every country of the globe.

The city with its startling contrast of old-fashioned Western life and brisk modern progressiveness, and the mighty Dam and surrounding country of unusual grandeur and beauty, combine to give the visitor a series of thrilling impressions without parallel in the world.


Anonymous said...

Wonderful postcards.

Thanks VL.


Major Pepperidge said...

Can you imagine how great it would be to walk around Las Vegas in the early 50's? Or even late 40's??

Viewliner Ltd. said...

Thank you Anonymous.

It would be awesome Major.