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Landmark 'Vegas Vickie' neon cowgirl sign removed

The famous neon sign of a cowgirl in downtown Las Vegas has been taken down as part of the construction of a planned casino-resort.

Published: 15th June 2017 04:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th June 2017 04:12 AM   |  A+A-

Workers remove the neon sign dubbed 'Vegas Vickie' in downtown Las Vegas, Tuesday, June 13, 2017. The sign was taken down as part of the construction for a new resort-casino. | AP

By Associated Press

LAS VEGAS: The famous neon sign of a cowgirl in downtown Las Vegas has been taken down as part of the construction of a planned casino-resort.

After more than two decades on Freemont Street, "Vegas Vickie" was dismantled Tuesday.

Casino owner Derek Stevens says his company is looking for a home for the neon sign. It was created in 1980 and originally dubbed "Sassy Sally" after a casino of that name.

Stevens' company is planning to transform the space previously occupied by the Las Vegas Club.

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