Vintage Postcard – Horseshoe Club Las Vegas
HORSESHOE CLUB LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
The fabulous “new look” of the new Horseshoe Clue is a sight long to be remembered. This world’s largest electric sign lights up the sky for miles around while the 24-hour restaurant and ’round the clock casino continue to draw people from all over the world.
Color by David M. Mills
Copyright Ferris H. Scott, Santa Ana, Calif.
Western Resort Publications, 1320 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, Calif.
As you know, I have a lot of love for the Horseshoe Club. Check out this post, featuring my Mom and Dad, as well as a more recent photo I took when we were there on vacation. Good times! This postcard looks like it’s from the 1950s, based on the cars.
From Wikipedia: “Benny Binion bought the Eldorado Club and Apache Hotel in 1951, re-opening them as Binion’s Horseshoe (also called the Horseshoe Casino). The casino’s interior had a frontier flavor, like an old-style riverboat, with low ceilings and velvet wallpaper. It was the first casino in downtown Las Vegas (also called Glitter Gulch) to replace sawdust-covered floors with carpeting.”
Feeling a bit of Las Vegas nostalgia. Did you see they just took down the Riveria? The Riv operated from April 1955 to May 2015. From Wikipedia: “The Riviera opened on April 20, 1955 as the first high-rise and the ninth resort on the Las Vegas Strip. Liberace cut the opening ribbon, and became the first resident performer. The Riviera is one of the oldest and most famous casino resorts in Las Vegas Valley. The Riviera also broke new ground in its design: previously, Strip resorts resembled roadside motor courts.”
Here it is, if you didn’t already catch it: