The Last of the Moulin Rouge

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Avagara on July 20, 2009

This is all that is left of the Moulin Rouge Hotel & Casino, the first integrated hotel-casino in Las Vegas, which was open for but a few months in 1955, but started the civil rights movement in Las Vegas. The building remained shuttered for decades as plans were advanced to make the historical site a cultural center. But fires, the most recent one being on May 6, 2009 have foiled those plans.

Avagara on January 20, 2013

An article in the Smithsonian magazine, January, 2013 provides a lot of background information and pictures about the history of this site. The actual end of segregation on the Vegas strip itself didn't happen until March, 1960, according to the article.

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  • Uploaded on July 20, 2009
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    by Avagara
    • Taken on 2009/06/19 18:40:29
    • Exposure: 0.010s (1/100)
    • Focal Length: 20.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/22.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO320
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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