Photograph of YESCO workers installing Vegas Vic at the Pioneer Club (Las Vegas), 1951

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Photograph of YESCO workers installing Vegas Vic at the Pioneer Club (Las Vegas), 1951
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Workers installing the now-famous Vegas Vic sign on the front of the Pioneer Club. Stamped on back of photo: "Photo by Desert Sea News Bureau. Las Vegas, Nevada." Transcribed from photo sleeve: "First Highrise Hotel -- Center of action downtown throughtout the '30s was the Apache Hotel which boasted an elevator and a nitery downstairs. The corner is now Binion's Horseshoe, but the spot has undergone many name changes from Tony Cornero's 'S.S. Rex' to the Eldorado where the mobs were fighting for control of the race wire. Bugsy Siegel's influence was first felt here in the early '40s."
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25 East Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV
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Candace2013-07-06 @ 11:12 PM
Vegas Vic being installed! It seems like he's been there forever, so it is really fun to see this photo. Thank you for the whole collection! It's been a trip down memory lane (to an extent--some of this predates me!).
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