Al Salton

Photograph of Al Salton (center) with family, before 1944
Photograph of Al Salton (center) with family, before 1944

Alexander “Al” Salton (1894-1948) was a founding member of the Las Vegas, Nevada Jewish community. Salton moved to Las Vegas in 1928 with his wife Rebecca and his children, Adele and Charles. He worked for a grocery store that sold bootlegging supplies, and he invested in real estate. After Prohibition ended in 1933, Salton opened Al’s Bar on South First Street. Al’s Bar was the first bar in the area to have guaranteed jackpots and was very popular among the Union Pacific Railroad workers.


Salton, Charles. Interview, 1976 April 23, OH-01622. Transcript. Oral History Research Center, Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

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