Thunderbird opened on September 2, 1948.
4-story hotel built in 1962.
El Rancho Vegas motel rooms became Thunderbird West from 1962 to 1964.
Thunderbird renamed Silverbird on January 1, 1977.
55 hotel rooms are demolished to expand the casino in 1977.
Silverbird closed on December 3, 1981.
Reopened and renamed El Rancho Hotel and Casino on August 31, 1982.
13-story tower built in 1987.
El Rancho Hotel and Casino closed on July 2, 1992.
El Rancho Hotel and Casino imploded in 2000.
Thunderbird, fourth resort on the Las Vegas Strip.
Was located at 2755 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Winchester, Nevada.