Thursday, January 31, 2013

Las Vegas - This Day in History

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January 31 1979 Las Vegas had one of the worst snowstorms in history smothered the valley Wednesday, closing schools and McCarran International Airport, forcing power lines and causing more than 150 traffic accidents.

As of 10 p.m. 7.2 inches of snow had fallen in the valley and 6 inches were on the ground at McCarran.

Not since Jan. 25, 1949, when nearly five inches of snow fell, had the city been stung by such crippling snowstorm.

The image above shows The Stardust, which has been torn down and the sign now rests in The Neon Museum, a great place to visit in Las Vegas.

It is the biggest sign in the Boneyard at 66 meters long and 11 meters high with over 518 meters of neon tubing.

1 comment:

  1. I wonder what the odds were on THAT snowfall! Ha ha! Love the Stardust sign!


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