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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Gambling and Gasoline in the Wild West

En route from Las Vegas to the Zion National Park, I captured this iconic photograph of a rest area and railroad spur line, in the middle of nowhere in the desert. Services and products offered included GAMBLING, a TOBACCONIST, SHOPPING AND GASOLINE. Sans the gasoline, I half expected to a Sheriff and outlaws ride into town on horseback!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Camera: LEICA CL
Copyright: © Joel Franck