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California Signs (page 5)

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San Marcos Motel
Buellton, CA
The San Marcos Motel sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

Pea Soup Andersen's
Buellton, CA
Pea Soup Andersen's restaurant opened in 1924 as Andersen's Electric Cafe. In 1928, a hotel and dining room were added. In 1947, the restaurant's name was changed to Pea Soup Andersen's. These neon signs are probably from then or shortly after that. Other locations were built later on in Santa Maria, Salinas, Carlsbad, Selma, and Santa Nella. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Pea Soup Andersen's
Santa Nella, CA
This Pea Soup Andersen's restaurant opened in 1976 is the only other location still in operation. The building features a windmill. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Mendenhall's Museum
Buellton, CA
Mendenhall's Museum of Gasoline Pumps & Petroliana is a private collection open to group tours and special events. The vast collection of signs, gas pumps, globes, and automobiles was started more than 50 years ago by Jack Mendenhall. Jack's son, Mark, continues to add to the collection. The museum is operated by Mark and his wife, Vickie. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3.

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