Centennial Time Capsule Contents
The Las Vegas Centennial Celebration comes to a close with the dedication of the Centennial Time Capsule to commemorate the 100-year history of Las Vegas. The contents listed below will be sealed in the time capsule on Dec. 15 at 11 a.m. in Centennial Plaza.
Poster of First World Series of Poker at Binion's Horseshoe, 1970. Donated by Emergency Travel Assurance, Inc.
First Friday DVD; Voices of Nevada Women Artists DVD; Women and their School Namesakes DVD; 7 Powerful Women of Las Vegas DVD; First Friday brochure; First Friday newsletter; The Women who Shaped Las Vegas booklet by Women of Diversity. Donated by Fay Klein.
"Road Work Ahead" construction sign, city of Henderson. Donated by Bruce Boyd.
4 laminated cards, with photos, of the Gilcrease Orchard; Las Vegas Sun article, 10-22-05; Las Vegas Business Press article, 6-27-05. Donated by Esther Abele.
May 3, 2005 digital copy of KVVU-TV 10:00 newscast. Donated by Fox 5 news.
Mama Shoe, an autobiography of a pioneer Las Vegas dancer, by Denise Garon. Donated by Denise Garon Miller.
UNLV Performing Arts Center ticket jacket. Donated by Barb Morris.
Coldstone Creamery (a centennial sponsor) t-shirt, DVD, small brochure, large booklet. Donated by Salvatore Rizzo, Jr.
DVD of Lawrence Middle School "City of Destiny Centennial Animation;" Clark County School District Elementary Music Orff Festival DVD, "Forever Las Vegas," 2-19-05. Donated by Sheila Moulton, School Board member.
Cocktail waitress uniform from MGM Grand Hotel and Casino (worn with black tights), worn on opening night, December 18, 1993. Donated by Anne Elizabeth Spencer (Robitaille).
Book Nevada Yesterdays, by Frank Wright. Donated by Dorothy Wright.
Souvenir "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign," with box. Donated by Robin Roberts, Bogar Enterprises.
Following items are from the Centennial office:
Poster listing Centennial sponsors, 22x28, image of Sassy Sally (neon sign on Fremont St. casino of that name).
KLAS TV sponsored Centennial ribbons commemorating length of time living in Las Vegas: 50+ years, 41-50 years, 31-40 years, 21-30 years, 11-20 years, 6-10 years, and 0-5 years.
T-shirts: (2)Las Vegas 100th Birthday, I helped build world's largest birthday cake; La Femme: Consider Yourself Culturally Enriched; Sock Hop Slots at the Fitz (Fitzgerald's Casino); Craps Tournament at the Fitz; Multi-Game Tournament at the Fitz; at the Fitz Las Vegas Casino and Hotel: (2) Helldorado parade staff, salute to Helldorado days; Las Vegas centennial, event staff; (2) 5-15 Club, It's my birthday too; (2) Las Vegas Centennial; 100 Years of Fabulous Las Vegas (tree dice , showgirl); Helldorado Days May 12-15, I did the hoedown with Mayor Oscar Goodman.
Sweatshirt: Las Vegas Centennial
Hats: La Femme (MGM Grand show); (2) Las Vegas centennial; mini-showgirl hat with feathers, centennial; Las Vegas 51s baseball cap (current minor league team in Las Vegas); Las Vegas 51s baseball "alien" logo cap; Las Vegas Stars baseball cap, 1999 (name of minor league team that year); plastic only Vegas, 100 years in neon top hat.
CDs of music recorded in Las Vegas by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, Louie Prima, Keely Smith, Nancy Wilson, Wayne Newton, Elvis Presley, and others.
Current phone book for Las Vegas
Water sample from Las Vegas Valley Water District
Stardust blackjack layout
Programs from La Reve, KA, Penn and Teller, Zumanity, O, Mystere, La Femme
Imperial Palace centennial layout
Nellis AFB Ball Poster
5 plastic wall decorations of Centennial, "We did it our way."
Centennial trivia train game
Program, calendar, press releases, poster, and music form "Tapestry," a musical commemorating the Centennial.
Golden Gate menu, room rates, brochure, deck of cards
DVD of "Crazy Horse, le Show"
Deck of playing cards from Fitzgerald's, bonus book
5 centennial "native" pins
Library District newsletter, Fall 2005, advertisement for Invisible Las Vegas film documentary
Mounted photos of Centennial events: 1) air show 2)air show, Mayor Oscar Goodman second fro left, city councilman Tom Collins, far right (in cowboy hat) 3) unknown event, Mayor Goodman 4) Sheriff Bill Young, Mayor Goodman, unknown event 5) recreation of 1905 land auction, Fremont St. May 15-2005. Original auction on May 15, 1905 was at Main St., a little north of Fremont St. 6) same event as #5 7) unknown event 8) centennial July 4 concert (could be Red Hot Chili Peppers group) 9) Flying Elvis, unknown event 10) world's largest birthday cake event, May 15, 2005 11) same event as #10.12) air show 13) May 15 birthday lunch (for old-timers who shared birth date with city) 14) same event as #13, Mayor Goodman speaking 15) mural, unknown location (part of centennial mural program) 16) fireworks, May 15, 2005 event 17) part of Helldorado celebration in May, 2005, resurrected after a several year hiatus 18) Helldorado parade in May, 2005 19) see #17 20) unknown event 21) unknown event 22) unknown event
5 mounted advertisements for the centennial: First locals spot; Loosest Slots (Arizona Club); first secret garden (Old Mormon Fort); master planned community (first hospital); cruising strip.
Historic Black Entertainment Calendar, 2005
Nevada Test Site souvenir publication, 1993
McDonalds sponsored placemats advertising Helldorado days
Stories of Las Vegas (on line submittals) Volume I, 2 copies, volume 2, 1 copy
13 examples of published "stories of Las Vegas." In the Review-Journal View section, dates: 5-25-05; 6-1-05; 6-22-05; 6-15-05; 6-8-05; 7-6-05; 6-29-05; 5-18-05; 5-11-05; 5-4-05; 4-20-05; 4-27-05; 4-13-05
2 tickets to Las Vegas birthday bash, 5-15-05
Neon section of Review-Journal, 5-13-05, commemorating Centennial celebration.
1978 Front Boy Street Directory
Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority sales and marketing plan for centennial
Philippine Times of Las Vegas, January 28, 2005
Centennial printed matter, including: grant application summaries, invitation to martinis with the mayor, 2 tickets to centennial interfaith event, interfaith event advertisement, Founder luncheon invitation, 4 postcards commemorating reenactment of land auction of 1905, 100 weddings program, centennial happenings newsletter, series of printouts of centennial activities, 2 Helldorado dinner tickets, Let's Play promotion, staff holiday card, 4 invitation to governor's mansion reception, invitation to Mayor Goodman's State of the State address (2, 1 large, 1 small), Helldorado Parade listing, sticker-backed banner, 5-15 birthday Club members dinner ticket for four, Trivia Train CD
Official centennial beads; 100 years beads with dice
Chef's hat from world's largest birthday cake event
Centennial license plate holder, plastic
Centennial proclamation by Gov. Kenny Guinn, 2-18-05; Centennial proclamation by Congressman Jon Porter, May 15, 2005
Clark County publications: Sandstone, vol. issue 1, winter 1997; Las Vegas beltway, January 1999, public art tour
100 year happy hour balloon
Centennial souvenirs: holiday light bulb, coffee mug, water bottle, pen and case, glass coffee cup, cup/noisemaker/ megaphone, spoon, keychain, refrigerator magnet, necklace that lights up, Ethel M chocolate box, Las Vegas pin, centennial pin, asteroid naming souvenir, 100 years card deck
Library District calendar, 100 years 100 stories
Centennial sponsored printed material: Cox cable January 2005 newsletter, Bill Tomiyasu celebration invitation, Liberace Museum newsletter, Junior League invitation, Business Development Office newsletter, PT's sip card, hotel hot sheet, Boulder City First Night program, Mabel Hoggard Life and Times pamphlet, Trivia challenge night poster, Las Vegas then and now Compact disks, Nevada watercolor Society invitation, 4-17-05, Preview Las Vegas registration card, video CD of Bartlett Elementary school centennial celebration, with letter, tourism luncheon invitation, photograph of Red Hat Society Ladies at Helldorado Parade, May 2005, Hundred Year Happy Hour paper napkin, Framed photograph 2005 Above and Beyond Award from Nevada Ballet Theatre, 100 Las Vegas African American educators booklet, centennial legacy quilt booklet (quilt is in the collections of the Nevada State Museum and Historical Society); 100 years of celebrating sketch of centennial float entered in the 116th Rose Parade, 1-1-05; 2 Air Force ball tickets, 9-17-05; 5-15 birthday club card; centennial license plate auction card; "Caught on Film" small poster; centennial staff refrigerator magnet holiday card; 2 5-15 birthday club plastic cards; essay contest rules; centennial marker locations map; historic downtown map; CD coaster "Hey Big Spender;" Keepers of the Flame postcard; Bright Light City card; Second Saturday Post Modern card.
Book: Las Vegas Then and Now by Su Kim Chung
vBook: Las Vegas Through the Ages: A Pictorial History, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and the Las Vegas News Bureau
From Mayor's Office: Bobble head doll of Mayor Oscar Goodman; chip of Mayor Oscar B. Goodman Happiest Mayor of the Greatest City in the World; Oscar B. Goodman business card
"Shine Las Vegas," Official City Theme Song CD by George Dare
From KNPR, Nevada Public Radio station: Three-disk set "The Las Vegas I Remember," letter from KNPR.
From Four Queens Hotel: Average daily Rate cost sheet; poster, military reunion; poster, deluxe accommodations; New Year's eve 2005 mailer, promotion; 2 luggage tags; players club application; executive business cards for Kotula, Tan, Johnson, Arlin, Hershey, Caudill, and Fontes; slot and video poker invitational card; Keno brochure; Keno odds card; Chicago Brewing Company menu; Roulette odds card; players club promotion; Royal players club card; Hugo's cellar menu; hotel brochure; 2 key chains; 2 match books deck of playing cards, oversize menu from Hugo's Cellar, room brochure with writing pad, keychain with long cord, Hugo's Cellar matchbook, luggage tag holder, pair of dice.
Centennial items: canvas bag from Nevada League of Cities; 100 years of Fabulous Las Vegas tie; R&R Partners (agency that did public relations work for the Centennial) ad tape, 10-13-04; Senior Citizens Law Project paperweight; American express (a centennial sponsor) book and paperweight; centennial quilt booklet; Growing up in Las Vegas children's book; media coverage updates; $5 centennial chip from Imperial Palace; 50 years of neon postcard; Tournament of Roses fact sheet for Las Vegas Centennial float; Media Highlights book; merchandise list; Aviation Nation parking pass; Marketing initiatives, 4-22-04; submittal forms and correspondence for time capsule submissions; celebrity ad, "Get on Board," Mayor Goodman, Wayne Newton, Siegfried and Roy, Debbie Reynolds, Gladys Knight, Gilley, Sam Butera, Danny Gans; centennial grant list; 2 invitations to volunteer/sponsor appreciation party; refrigerator magnet; 4 laminated cards from 100 weddings event; confetti; program for founders luncheon, May 10, 2005
Penn and Teller (entertainers) card deck
From Preferred Public Relations and Marketing, Aimee Worth: Press kit for Mac King comedy show; Rainbow Bar and Grill press kit, menu; La Reve souvenir program; Blackjack layout from Stardust
Magazines/publications relating to, sponsored by, or advertising centennial activities: Nellis Air Force Ball, 9-17-05; What's On, September 2005; 116th Rose Parade; Rolling Stone May 5, 2005; Women's Care, Spring 2005; Las Vegas Life, May 2005; Las Vegas Now; Group Tour Magazine, winter 2005; Travels, May 2005; Luxury Las Vegas, April 2005; Southern Nevada Home and Garden, May 2005 and March 2005; Architecture Las Vegas, issue 5, 2005; Color of Las Vegas, 2005; Luxury Las Vegas, December 2004; What's On, March 2005; Nevada Magazine, June 2005; Rolling Stone, June 16, 2005; Community College of Southern Nevada class schedule, spring 2005; Southwest Airlines Spirit, May 2005; San Diego Magazine, March 2005; Travels March 2005; Around Your Home, March 2005; Review-Journal supplement, May 12, 2005; Review-Journal section, 4-14-05; Business Voice, May 2005.
Insignia Films and Public Broadcasting "American Experience" material on "Las Vegas: An Unconventional History" : invitation, poster, premiere invitation, promotional booklet
Misc. CDs and DVDs: Las Vegas and Sparks; Biodiversity and Invasive Species removal; Touching Lives; Centennial video DVD; Centennial logo guide and usage; Centennial Moments; Hispanic International Day Parade DVD.
Menus from Wolfgang Puck restaurants: Chinois, Lupo, Puck Bar and Grill; Spago, Postrio; leather menu holder from Spago; paper napkin.
Menu from Denny's Restaurant
Clark County School District: school location map for 2005-6; Middle School Honor Orchestra music sheets, including "centennial celebration;" Mariachi conference workbook; 2004 Honor Choir program and CD; 2005 Middle and High School Orchestras program.
Copy of 1957 Atomic Energy Commission booklet,, distributed by Thalia Dondero, former University Regent and politician
Centennial shootout champion belt buckle, Helldorado 2005
Photograph of Penn and Teller (can't decipher writing on photo)
From Lonnie Hammargren (former Lt. Governor of Nevada and neurosurgeon): Four coins from "Principality of Paradise," all with image of Dr. Hammargren, 2 of Ester; paperwork on coins.
CineVegas film festival schedule, June 2005
Southwestern Radiological Health Laboratory material: 6 photographs, booklet, papers on history and plans, 1960s-1970s.
Welcome home program (laminated) for 1864th Medium Transportation Company of the Nevada National Guard unit headquartered in Henderson, NV; photo (laminated) of event. 1864th was stationed in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait and returned home October 31, 2005 (Nevada Day).
Las Vegas 51s Baseball: 2 packages of player cards; souvenir yearbook; program May 6-9; schedule; mascot card, press releases, ticket packages, assorted printed material.
Newspapers: December 11, 2005 Review-Journal/Sun; Chinese language paper, 12-1-05; Korean language Las Vegas Times
2 soil samples, one from 7th and Bonanza, one from Lake Mead and Van Wagenen in Henderson
3 air samples from Dep't of Air Quality and Environmental Management; Business cards from Clark County Air Quality Management
Business cards from various city of Las Vegas employees; 2 Las Vegas city Human Resources staff photos (laminated)
Centennial celebration media monitoring list
First Friday newsletter, summer 2005
Book: We All Live in Las Vegas, signed by author/photographer Francois Paolini
Essays on Las Vegas by schoolchildren, grades K-3, 4-5, 6-8, and 9-12; list of winners in essay contest, their school and teacher.