Las Vegas in 1955 was very different then what it is today. This Las Vegas street scene photo from 1955 shows the Golden Nugget and a host of other casinos and hotels that are no longer part of Vegas. The Golden Nugget was built in 1946 and is still a prominent part of the Fremont St experience. If you get a chance stop by and see the shark tank.
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If this video doesn’t make you wish of days gone by in downtown Las Vegas we don’t know what will. This video footage was take in 1952 and primarily features Fremont St. It was the time before corporations took over the hotels and casinos and long before they covered it with a roof. We love to see the marines and other service men walking down the street, not much has changed from that respect. Enjoy the trip back in Vegas time.