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Las Vegas Sign Now A National Historical Landmark

May 25th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Las Vegas Sign Now A National Historical Landmark

It’s almost impossible to find a movie filmed in Las Vegas that doesn’t include at least a glance of the sign that says Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada at the south end of the strip. A plaque has now been placed at the Las Vegas sign, announcing it’s new place in history.

The sign was designed by local sign maker Betty Whitehead Willis and it is locatedĀ  in the median strip of Las Vegas Boulevard South. Recently, Clark County has provided visitors with a turn out and parking area in the center of the right of way to accommodate the hundreds of thousands of visitors who annually seek to have their photographs taken in front of the sign..

The Las Vegas sign has welcomed people to Las Vegas since 1959. It is an iconic neon sign that has become an iconic symbol of the city. The 1950s saw an explosion of casino construction on the Las Vegas Strip, and the 1959 “Welcome” sign represented the optimism and boosterism of Las Vegas casino owners and civic leaders.

Read more at nps.gov/nr/nrlist.htm

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  • 1 Bryan // Aug 14, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    Was great place to stop to kick off start of Vegas trip. Was easy to find parking in new parking area. Lit up well at night. Real piece of History.

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