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Take a photo with Fremont’s Vegas Vickie before she’s gone

Updated June 8, 2017 - 2:53 pm

So much for Glitter Gulch’s ultimate fun couple.

Fremont Street’s neon cowgirl, the high-kicking Vegas Vickie, is scheduled to ride into the sunset Monday, deserting her longtime companion Vegas Vic. Which makes Sunday your last shot at an impromptu photo shoot.

Vickie’s being taken down as part of construction on a new hotel-casino on the site of the Las Vegas Club.

Originally dubbed Sassy Sally — after the casino where she rode high over Fremont Street — the sign was created in 1980 by Ad Art’s Jack Dubois and Charles Barnard for the late Bob Stupak’s Glitter Gulch.

Later, Sally underwent a name change to Vegas Vickie, reflecting her 1994 “marriage” to neighboring neon cowboy Vegas Vic, who currently presides over the former Pioneer Club across Fremont Street.

In addition to Vegas Vickie’s departure, the letters from the Las Vegas Club sign also are scheduled to be removed on Monday.

Fremont Street Experience officials indicated that the Vegas Vickie sign will be restored, then back on Fremont Street at an as-yet-undetermined location.

Contact Carol Cling at ccling@reviewjournal.com. Follow @carolscling on Twitter.

 

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