Sunday, January 13, 2013

Flamingo Hotel Sign Erection Date Questionable

Flamingo Hotel sign might be the oldest surviving sign on the strip.
Built in the 1940s, the Flamingo Hotel is allegedly the oldest surviving sign on the Las Vegas Strip. According to the USA Today (Demand Media) the sign was erected in 1967. The image above may or may not be that sign, as there are several on the property. I'll be investigating that, but if anyone knows if it's this one, please comment.

Mobster Bugsy Siegel ran the hotel, running it into the ground through skimming money from the profits.