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Maybe someone has the answer to this question?

What were the four major casino/hotels in South Lake Tahoe in the 1980's

thank you.......

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Harvey's (with the Wagon Wheel on top), Harrah's, Caesars, now Monte Bleu & Del Webb's High SIerra which is now Horizon

Bills was crammed in there too

Edited: 05 September 2012, 04:56
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OK- I will take a stab at this question. I believe 1980 (or close to it) was the year of the famous Harvey's bomb.

Harrah's was still Harrah's back then.

Harvey's was Harvey's Wagon Wheel

MontBleu was Caesars Tahoe

Horizon was Sahara Tahoe

The old Bill's now a CVS was Barney's

Not sure about Lakeside Inn but I think it was Lakeside Inn back then also.

Maybe someone will do a Google search and have better answers.

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Horizon was also Sahara before it was Hgh Sierra. But wasn't there a Barney's

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thank you

Can you tell me if these were the top 4 in the early late 80's and early 90's

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Looks like Suzie and I were posting at the same time.....

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Thanks again.................: )

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I think you can be cofidee that those posted by CaSwede were the top 4 in ST during the 80s & 90s. I do think that Harveys dumped the "Wagon Wheel" from their name before the 80s (but not from the hotel until after the bombing) but I could be wrong.

Edited: 05 September 2012, 05:14
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I must be older than dirt. I well remember Barney's Casino that opened in 1960's and closed in '87 when it was named for Bill Harrah, and called "Bill's".

In fact this summer when we drove to Stateline, my 41 year old son said, "oh look, the old Barney's is now a Pharmacy".

They used to have a reasonable priced coffee shop restaurant upstairs in the back of the casino, that we went to when we were camping and dirty in the old days.

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CAnative- I don't remember much about Barney's, but I do remember going to the Kings Castle when it first opened in 1969. As a adolescent growing up in a small town, I was shocked to see the outfits worn by cocktail waitress.....even my dad took notice. LOL

Of course Kings Castle is now the Hyatt Regency at Incline Village and it is a place you enjoy very much. Check out the Buddy Hackett story-

http://www.flickr.com/photos/78469770@N00/3113933694/

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Cannot recall when it was built, but the now Lakeside Inn was a Harvey's Inn until the mid 80's when it was sold. Am another old timer that recall eating at the 2nd floor Barneys very basic cafe. A SLT casino that went away in the early 80's was the South Tahoe Nugget, located at Kahle Drive and Hwy 50.

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