Posts Tagged ‘Max Steingrout’


Friday, September 6th, 2019

In 1976 Las Vegas was a mob town.

Everything was clean.

Everything was tidy.

Everyone knew their place.

No one wore flip-flops or tank tops in the casinos.

Young, junkie bottom feeders were allowed to exist. They served a purpose. They were consumers.

They also took care of one another, sort of like a black market Department of Social Services.

“Welcome to Las Vegas, Pilgrim!”


Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

Local, Upstate New York bookies and cops persuaded him to take his talents away from Chemung County.

Late bloomer, 19 year old Max Steingrout exalted in the exhaust fumes of the Las Vegas Trailways bus station.

Birdie Wallace noticed him immediately. He had seen a hundred, a thousand of kids like him. He was just what he was looking for.

Max hid his money in his shoes and his socks in his pants.


Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

April 30, 1975 – Saigon fell, and so did 18 year old, Huckleberry Max Steingrout’s spirits.

His dream of conscription dashed.

JFK, MLK, & RFK were dead.

Nixon resigned.

Chevy Chase parodied a bumbling, stumbling Gerald Ford on Saturday nights.

Hormones and acne in full bloom, Max had few friends and fewer girlfriends.

Rumor of legalized prostitution convinced him to take a Trailways bus from Elmira, NY to Las Vegas, NV.

39 years later, it all seems like yesterday ….

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