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The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement

 

At the entrance to the Mob Museum in Downtown.  The Mob had their hand in most everything. The museum is housed in the historic United States Post Office and Court House at 300 Stewart Ave in Downtown (just a short walk from the Fremont Street Experience.). 

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A false bottom bag that could secretly carry flasks of alcohol during prohibition days. 

 

A display featuring the Arizona Club of Block 16; when gaming was outlawed in 1910, that didn't stop gambling from taking place.  Prostitution, gambling and drinking  all could be found here as welll as in nearby establishments.

 

An old slot machine and other items on disply. 

 

Mobster Bugsy Siegel, builder of the Flamingo.  It was alleged that Siegel skimming money used to pay the contractors who built the Flamingo is what led him to trouble with the mob bosses. 

 

NeonParadise.Com's Jay Barrymore strapped down in an electric chair. 

 

A wall display showing a variety of people and activities that were found in Vegas. 

 

A display with Senator Kefauver, famous for the Kefauver Hearings held in various cities across the country into organized crime. 

 

The actual courtroom where the Las Vegas edition of the Kefauver Hearings were held.  In this room, a short movie about the hearings can be viewed. 

 

A wall display featuring when the Strip began to take shape and form and became its own identity a part from Downtown.  For more photos and information about the museum, visit the Mob Museum's other page located in the Downtown section of this website. 

 

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