Old Las Vegas Postcard - a unique view of the vintage neon hotel signs on the north end of the Strip...The Sahara, The El Rancho, Bob Stupak's  Vegas World, The Stardust, The Frontier-all are gone. www.all-chips.com has chips for sale from here and hundreds of Las Vegas casinos... New and Old obsolete Las Vegas

Old Las Vegas Postcard - a unique view of the vintage neon hotel signs on the north end of the Strip...The Sahara, The El Rancho, Bob Stupak's Vegas World, The Stardust, The Frontier-all are gone. www.all-chips.com has chips for sale from here and hundreds of Las Vegas casinos... New and Old obsolete Las Vegas

Just off Highway 95, about halfway between Las Vegas and Reno, lies the sleepy desert town of Tonopah. For many, the town is just another oasis to fuel up in the middle of the desert, but one building at the edge of town offers more than just gasoline... it offers nightmare fuel. Tremble in fear at the most terrifying motel in the world: The Clown Motel.

Just off Highway 95, about halfway between Las Vegas and Reno, lies the sleepy desert town of Tonopah. For many, the town is just another oasis to fuel up in the middle of the desert, but one building at the edge of town offers more than just gasoline... it offers nightmare fuel. Tremble in fear at the most terrifying motel in the world: The Clown Motel.

Las Vegas Club and Overland Hotel, c. 1949-1953, 18 E. Fremont St. State Cafe became Buckley’s in 1953. Photo UNLV

Las Vegas Club and Overland Hotel, c. 1949-1953, 18 E. Fremont St. State Cafe became Buckley’s in 1953. Photo UNLV

Sky Ranch Motel vintage neon sign -- on East Fremont Street in Las Vegas by MOLLYBLOCK, via Flickr

Sky Ranch Motel vintage neon sign -- on East Fremont Street in Las Vegas by MOLLYBLOCK, via Flickr

In front of the Dunes, Las Vegas, circa 1955. Now the Belagio.✿❀

In front of the Dunes, Las Vegas, circa 1955. Now the Belagio.✿❀

Las Vegas Neon Sign Graveyard. Founded in 1996, the Neon Museum is a non-profit3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic and cultural enrichment.

Las Vegas Neon Sign Graveyard. Founded in 1996, the Neon Museum is a non-profit3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic and cultural enrichment.

Hacienda, Las Vegas. My family stayed there often when we were kids.

Hacienda, Las Vegas. My family stayed there often when we were kids.

1958 & 2015: Las Vegas Strip at Spring Mountain Rd. Photos taken on Spring Mountain Rd, looking north towards the strip.In the background of the ‘58 photo we see New Frontier Hotel’s Little Chapel of the West, which has since been relocated to the south end of the strip. Colonial Motel and Rendezvous club are on the right, both of which lasted to the 1980s.Las Vegas Then & Now Gotta love the mailboxes

1958 & 2015: Las Vegas Strip at Spring Mountain Rd. Photos taken on Spring Mountain Rd, looking north towards the strip.In the background of the ‘58 photo we see New Frontier Hotel’s Little Chapel of the West, which has since been relocated to the south end of the strip. Colonial Motel and Rendezvous club are on the right, both of which lasted to the 1980s.Las Vegas Then & Now Gotta love the mailboxes

Las Vegas Strip seen from the Dunes Hotel c. 1967-68.  Sand Dunes Motel (formerly Tumbleweed Motel) dated back to the 1940s and was demolished a few years after this picture, followed by nearly everything else.

Las Vegas Strip seen from the Dunes Hotel c. 1967-68. Sand Dunes Motel (formerly Tumbleweed Motel) dated back to the 1940s and was demolished a few years after this picture, followed by nearly everything else.

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