Las Vegas, Nevada: Bugsy Siegel Memorial

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Flamingo Las Vegas

Address:
3555 Las Vegas Blvd. S, Las Vegas, NV
Directions:
East side of The Strip (Las Vegas Blvd S.), just north of Flamingo Rd. The monument is in the open-air courtyard garden of the Flamingo Hotel, just south of the Garden Chapel.
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Bugsy Siegel Memorial

A small memorial and plaque remembers the man who built Las Vegas -- hoodlum and Mob hit victim Bugsy Segal.

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June 20, 1947: Bugsy Gunned Down.

Bugsy Siegel Memorial: Gunned Down June 20, 1947

Without mobster Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, there would be no Fabulous Las Vegas as we now know (and love) it. On the day after Christmas, 1946, Bugsy opened the Flamingo hotel and casino, turning a dusty desert town of slot machines and craps tables into a resort destination popular with Hollywood stars, other mobsters, and, eventually, tourists from all over the world. A memorial plaque to Bugsy stands in the current Flamingo's courtyard, celebrating his place in history and pointing out that while he was indeed killed by a hail of Mob bullets on June 20, 1947, it happened "300 miles from Las Vegas."

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 06/20/2022]

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