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Plaque marking site of First Phone In Las Vegas.

First Phone In Las Vegas

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Las Vegas, Nevada

"At this site the first Telephone was installed in Las Vegas." A small bronze plaque set flush with the sidewalk, outside the Golden Gate Casino, was unveiled in October 1980, as part of Las Vegas' 75th birthday celebration. Although the plaque doesn't have the space to go into details, the phone was a wall-mounted hand-cranked 1907 Kellogg, and its telephone number was 1.

At the time, the spot occupied by the Golden Gate Casino was the Hotel Nevada, which also became famous as the birthplace of the shrimp cocktail. No plaque for that, though.

First Phone In Las Vegas

1 Fremont St., Las Vegas, NV
Small plaque set into the pavement next to the Golden Gate Casino, directly under its tall, glittery sign. On the south side of Fremont St. just east of its intersection with N. Main St.
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