Neon cowgirl ‘Vegas Vickie’ will soon kick again at new Downtown Las Vegas casino

Vegas Vickie, this gambling capital’s beloved neon kicking cowgirl, has moved into her new home. Ed Komenda,Reno Gazette Journal

From the Reno Gazette Journal: LAS VEGAS – Vegas Vickie, the 20-foot-tall neon kicking cowgirl, has moved into her new home.

The famous Old Vegas character in a 10-gallon hat will kick again at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, when Circa Resort & Casino opens for the first time.

Totally refurbished since her downtown debut in 1980, the 20-by-25-foot cowgirl with a motorized leg will be stationed near the hotel lobby.

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Amboy, California: How Roy’s Motel and Cafe is keeping the town alive

From ABC 10: AMBOY, Calif. — The Mojave National Preserve is last place you would want to get lost. It’s also the last place you’d want your car to break down and most importantly, it’s the last place you want to run out of gas.

The preserve is more than 25,000 square miles and there is not a single gas station inside the park. But if you are heading south from the visitors center in Kelso and need to fill up, there’s hope if you have enough fumes in the tank to get yourself down to Route 66 so you can fill up at Roy’s Motel and Cafe in the desert town of Amboy.

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Andre’s Drive Thru sign heading to Kern County Museum’s neon lights display

From BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A piece of Bakersfield history is making its way to the Kern County Museum. The Andre’s Drive Thru neon sign that was once located on Niles Street is headed for a display at the museum.

The sign itself was hours away from being demolished before Anna Reading-Carey, a member of Citizens Preserving History, stepped in to save the iconic landmark. The sign, which has been around since 1953, will be added to the Kern County Museum’s neon lights display.

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This Colorful Midwestern ‘Ghost Town’ Has Never Been More Alive

The Phillips 66 Gas Station in Red Oak II, Missouri. NICK FOX/SHUTTERSTOCK

From Thrillist: THE MOST AWE-INSPIRING GHOST TOWN IN MISSOURI isn’t a ghost town at all. It checks most of the boxes, sure. It’s barely inhabited, positioned along Route 66, and contains its own cemetery—a rural fossil of another era—but it was never exactly abandoned. In fact, it’s still peaking.

Red Oak II sits northeast of Carthage, and describing it accurately requires effort. It’s an old-fashioned country settlement, an art installation, and a roadside attraction. It could be succinctly called an outdoor ghost town museum. Don’t worry, this will all make sense in a moment.

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The real reason San Francisco is tearing down its iconic Coca-Cola sign

By Ralph Schwartz

From Mashed: Sometimes the best advertising is the oldest. When asked to explain why it decided to tear down its iconic electronic sign on Bryant Street in San Francisco, Coca-Cola told the San Francisco Chronicle it is focusing instead on its digital media platforms. But many Californians are sad to see the 83-year-old sign go. “It brings a lot of memories and nostalgia, and it’s a quintessential San Francisco thing,” said Matt Haney, who is on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. “It’s hard to imagine a better advertisement for Coca-Cola.” Coca-Cola is paying $100,000 to remove the sign, and that work began on Monday, October 26.

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