My brother recently submitted a letter to your paper lamenting the decline of civility and pride in Las Vegas. Anyone who lived there during the ‘40s and ‘50s and sees it now would be hard put to dispute his observations.
I grew up in Las Vegas and still regard it with fondness. I remember the earthy charm of Old Town with its beautiful park, and the vibrant elegance of New Town in the days when Grand Avenue was truly grand. And, like my brother, the town’s diminishing condition saddens me.
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