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Photographs of Sam's Town sign, Las Vegas (Nev.), March 7, 2017






The Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall sits at 5111 Boulder Highway. Information about the sign is available in the Southern Nevada Neon Survey Data Sheet
Site name: Sam's Town (Las Vegas, Nev.)
Site address: 5111 Boulder Hwy
Sign owner: Boyd Gaming
Sign details: Sam Boyd came to Las Vegas in the late 40's early 50's and went to work in the Downtown casinos. He moved quickly through the ranks and was overseeing many operations. His son studied law and coupled with him, Sam Boyd created Boyd Gaming in 1975. Sam's Town opened April 1, 1979 which was named after the company's patriarch. This was one of the first Resorts to cater to locals.
Sign condition: 5- Very good condition
Sign form: Super Pylon and many smaller Port Cocheres.
Sign-specific description: The background of the sign is Red with a yellow/gold trim, "Sam's Town" is in channeled white lettering. The font as well as the gold trim on the sign show the Old West and Frontier style. This sign contains a LED video board as well as a reader board.
Sign - type of display: Neon, LED video board, reader board and Incandescent light bulbs.
Sign - media: Steel and plastic
Sign - non-neon treatments: Reader board and LED screen
Sign animation: Flasher for incandescent light bulbs
Sign environment: This location is on Boulder Hwy just minute's drive from Arizona Charlie's. There are RV parks and various chain restaurants close to this casino.
Sign - thematic influences: It keeps it tradition with western cowboy theming that has been popular in Las Vegas.
Sign - artistic significance: With this Western theme it has remnants of the gold rush and 49er's type aesthetic.
Survey - research locations: Sam's Town , Correspondence with Boyd gaming. Boyd Gaming website .
Surveyor: Wyatt Currie-Diamond
Survey - date completed: 2017-08-18
Sign keywords: Pylon; Porte-cochère; Neon; Incandescent; Flashing; Reader board; Steel; Plastic; Video screen

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neo000123. Southern Nevada Neon Survey Records, 2002-2018. PH-00401. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.


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