A view of the Bird Cage Casino with the Mint and the Boulder Club during what was probably a Helldorado Day parade.
Notice that this was before construction of the Mint Tower.
An excerpt from a news article dated Nov 23,1957
—A new major downtown Vegas casino was recommended last week for a Nevada gambling license by the state gaming control board.
Operators of the Bird Cage at First and Fremont Streets told
the board they planned to invest $600,000 in the operation including a $218 000 for a bankroll.
Maurice W Fortney and Stewart R. Kennard formerly of Los Angeles, said they would operate seven games and 102 slot machines. The casino is scheduled to open, about Jan. 1 (1958)
Also listed on the license but presently without financial interests, were Stanley W. McDonald the casino manager, and Leonard D. Marxen, the auditor.