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Plaza Casino to Celebrate 50th Anniversary with July Fireworks

The Plaza Hotel and Casino in downtown Las Vegas has scheduled a fireworks show each night from July 2-4. The display is to celebrate Independence Day and the resort’s 50th anniversary.

The Plaza is slated to launch the fireworks from different locations on the resort’s towers and rooftops. The 955-room Plaza is on Main Street. It was built at the site of the now-demolished Union Pacific Railroad Depot. When the hotel-casino first opened on July 2, 1971, it was known as the Union Plaza.

Earlier in May, the Nevada Preservation Foundation awarded the Plaza a bronze plaque designating buildings that are at least 40 years old. The Plaza is the first commercial building awarded a plaque, according to the foundation.

Also in May, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman presented the resort with a city proclamation recognizing its historical significance. She noted the Plaza was built on the site of the 1905 land auction that marked the city’s beginning.

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