Howdy the Senator, the iconic sign at Cactus Jack’s casino in Carson City, has gotten a new suit. After wearing yellow for 39 years, he is now wearing black and red. This repainting is part of a general remodel and freshening of the four-decade old casino.
The sign is looking a lot better now, and actually seems to stand out a little more with this new paint. I hope it leads to remodeling the rest of the outside of the casino. There are parts of it I like, the whimsical font on the casino name, for example, but the brown rock has got to go, and the endless yellow wall could use a re-imagining too. All part of making downtown look better.
Here’s Howdy’s old suit: