Doctor X wrote:
For a long, long time, if you drove between Carson City and Reno, you would come upon an empty field with a slab of concrete laid out on it and a sign saying "Future site of (some name I don't remember) Casino". That sign and the slab of concrete had to have been there a good 20 or 30 years. The sign is gone now, so whoever was goign to build it must have given up eventually, but it was there a long time and nothing has been built on that spot to this day.
There was also the guy who played Jethro on The Beverly Hillbillies, Max Baer. He wanted to build a Beverly Hillbillies themed casino on the site of a shuttered Wal-Mart for quite a few years. His plan to have a 100 foot tall flaming oil derrick in the parking lot was a major point of contention with the city. Anyhoo, that never was built either, but there was a sign on the property advertising it for years too.