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Established in 1905, Fremont Street is
where Las Vegas began.
Fremont Street has been the site of numerous
"firsts" in Las Vegas:
1907 - First telephone installed at One Fremont Street. The phone number? "Ring '1,' please."
1925 - First paved street in Las Vegas.
1931 - First Nevada gaming license issued to the Northern Club at 15 E. Fremont St.
193? - First traffic light in Las Vegas.
1932 - First elevator and air-conditioning in the Apache Hotel.
1956 - First high-rise building was the Fremont Hotel.
1951 - The Horseshoe was the first casino to install carpeting.
1946 - The Golden Nugget was the first structure designed from the ground up to be a casino.
1947 - Vegas Vic installed on the Pioneer Club sign.
1995 - Fremont Street Experience
The milestones of Fremont Street continue. One need only look at past pictures below of downtown to see that Fremont Street
has changed dramatically throughout the decades, growing from small roadside
gambling halls into the diverse gaming resorts which now line the street.
Fremont Street is Las Vegas history
as the rest of the world knows it. It didn't really develop into Glitter Gulch
until after the 1930s, when Las Vegas became a real town. In the early days,
Fremont Street could have been any street in the country; there were homes
nearby and a train depot. By 1905, things were starting to change. Fremont
Street was supposed to be dry. Saloon Row was a block to the north on First
Street, but there was a loophole. Liquor was illegal unless you
operated a hotel. So, small hotels with big bars sprang up. Gambling became legal in
1931. The first place to get a license was The Northern Club. Postcard scans
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This is the Fremont Street History in Pictures