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Old Posted Aug 23, 2013, 10:17 PM
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At the end of the 19th century there were two Sugar-Loaf like natural formations.


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The larger one on the left was leveled to build the first casino.

-the first casino with the remaining Sugar-Loaf.

http://www.oac.cdlib.org/




The Sugar Loaf was a tourist destination for years.

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I'm not sure I could climb those rickety steps, and yet these women are doing it in long dresses.


she made it!

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below: pre-first casino snapshots & postcards.

A woman contemplates the steps, as well as the rocky terrain leading to them.

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a romantic couple, circa 1900

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quite large, pan right--->

c.c. pierce at http://www.oac.cdlib.org/




-this should say from the base of Sugar Loaf.

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So how in the world did they get away with destroying the much loved Sugar Loaf?
Couldn't the new casino have been built where the old casino was located?
I haven't been able to locate any answers.....yet.*

*while I was working on this post Lwize answered my question.



both natural rock formations long gone.

http://margaretfisherinteriors.com/2012/02/avalon/

After looking at this, it appears the 'new' casino was built where the first casino was located. So why destroy Sugar Loaf?

As much as I love the art deco Avalon Casino, I can't wrap my mind around the destruction of Sugar Loaf.



This is me at the Avalon Casino in 1987. No, I'm not doing a gang sign...I'm telling my friend to turn the camera horizontal to get the whole building in the shot.

B.A. Barr archive, lol


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