Hey all-- I've always been intriqued by the history of Vegas, and the history of old abandoned places. I have enjoyed stepping through the south of the strip via Google Maps Street View. I was wondering if any folks here have some interesting stories or could fill me in more about the history of some of these places. Last year when staying at THE Hotel, we walked across the street to grab a few beers at the mart in front of the Motel 8. Not Super 8, Not Motel 6....Motel 8... Anyways. I saw the Desert Oasis Motel, and then the Laughing Jackalope. Honestly the one dollar corona sign made me think, damn let's have a beer here and check out an old locals casino. Then I saw it was closed, which got to me thinking about these old places. Does anyone have any info on the Casa Malaga or the Glass Pool Motel, or any hotels/ casinos around? I remember in 2001 when I went to Vegas, I remember seeing the actual Glass Pool before it was torn down, and if memory serves me correctly, I believe the Glass Pool Motel was called the Mirage, until Steve Wynn forced them to change their name? Is this truth? Any other abandoned or historical places like these would anyone have any information on? I'll post up some more hotel names when I find them.