Flashback Friday: Spit and a shine

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Vegas Vicki gets her boots shined by Rodney Patrick of Ad-Art Sign Company in November, 1980. At the time this photo was taken the casino Vicki adorned, Glitter Gulch, was owned by Bob Stupak. Stupak is perhaps best known for building the Stratosphere Hotel Casino which opened in 1996. Vegas Vicki is also known as Sassy Sally, but that has more to do with her location (adjacent to Sassy Sally’s casino).

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Jennifer Whitehair

Born and raised in Las Vegas, Jennifer grew up believing everyone had slot machines in their convenience stores and celebrated Oct. 31 (Nevada day) with a day off from school. Jennifer has a background in journalism and worked as a reporter for newspapers in both Northern and Southern Nevada, before joining Vegas.com in 1996. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times and other publications. She covers every part of Las Vegas for Vegas.com and loves tracking down vanishing pieces of historic and vintage Vegas. You can find her on Google+ and Twitter.

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