They say struggle brings in good tidings, that could be the case with Las Vegas Strip.The 1960’s didn’t start well for Las Vegas. On June 17, 1960, most of the original Las Vegas Strip hotel casino, El Rancho Vegas, burned down. Things then stayed quiet in Las Vegas until 1966, when Howard Hughes came to town. By the time Hughes left ten years later he either owned or had owned the Desert Inn, Castaways, New Frontier, Landmark, Sands, and Silver Slipper, and, in addition, he owned huge tracts of Las Vegas land. Also in 1966, Caesars Palace and Aladdin opened.
The 1970’s were perhaps the heyday