Landmark ‘Vegas Vickie’ neon cowgirl sign removed

June 14, 2017
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. (Steve Marcus /Las Vegas Sun via AP)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — 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.