A gem of a youtube find: The Birth of a Giant – The Mint Signage
Every so often I find a priceless gem of Las Vegas history on youtube that steals my attention and makes me think of a time I was born too late for. The following videos document the construction and mounting of the MINT signage in Downtown Las Vegas. If there were two signs I wish I could go back in time to see, it would be the Stardust’s and the MINT’s. Binions took over the Mint, and with it, the signage was taken down and carted away. Had the MINT sign still been up, that would have caused issues for the Fremont Street canopy for sure. The Mint’s swerving signage topped off at 96 feet.
Each video isn’t long at all, about 10 minutes. To watch the sign being hoisted into place in Downtown Las Vegas, go to Part 2.
[Cover: Frank Romeo, go and see his wonderful classic Vegas photography]