707 Fremont

Las Vegas, NV


Orbit Inn

1964 to 1987

In January 1967 an unstable man with multiple sticks of dynamite killed himself, his wife and others staying at the Orbit Inn when he shot a handgun into a pile of dynamite. Below are some of the news stories of the time.  After repairs, the Orbit Inn stayed open for another 20 years. 
Chips form the Orbit Inn Las Vegas, NV
News 3 Video Vault | Shocking Orbit Inn blast of 1967:   
Video feature on the Orbit Inn explosion reported by Tom Hawley of KSNV MyNews3.com
Orbit Inn Las Vegas explosion
Orbit Inn Las Vegas- sign
Orbit Inn photo
Creative Commons License
Over50Vegas.com by Over50Vegas.com is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at http://over50vegas.com/index.html.

This is a non-commercial, educational, hobby site. Images on this site are from our personal collection and from personal collections of fellow enthusiasts who have shared their scans with us.  Other images are noted by source with links to the original.  If you feel that any image used here has infringed upon fair use of an image you hold the copyright to, please contact us at the links above and it will be credited or removed at your request. 
Sources you might want to visit for more information include: 
Newspaper Archive    Newspapers.com   UNLV Digital Collection    UNLV Reno   Las Vegas Sun     mypubliclibrary.com   
TCR numbers are used by express permission of SSS Publishing publishers of The Chip Rack.
Index Sitemap Advanced
What's New!!
Site Search Engine by freefind
Search for anything on this site. Click "Advanced" to narrow your search.