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Colorado Signs (page 3)

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Trail Riders Motel
Granby, CO
El Palomino Motel [gone]
Grand Junction, CO
Simmons Lock & Key
Grand Junction, CO
The Trail Riders Motel sign is probably from the 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

The El Palomino Motel was built in 1955. The sign appeared to be from then. It was originally colorful and had a big bulb arrow, a pine tree, and a woman in bathing suit. There was text that read: "Swim, Heated, Filtered" which was probably removed when the pool was filled in with concrete. The bulb arrow was supported with a pole from the horse's head. There was still a trace of that making the horse look a bit like a unicorn. In 2015, the sign was sold to a collector in Minnesota. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Simmons Lock & Key was established in 1945. This sign has been covered over with new panels. The original sign most likely had neon. [map]

More Grand Junction:
Fabricare Services

Salzman's Shoe & Boot Repair
Greeley, CO
Freeman's Cleaners [gone]
Greeley, CO
Salzman's Shoe & Boot Repair opened in 1935. I don't know if this sign is from then. [map]

The Freeman's Cleaners sign appears to be from the 1950s. This photo is from 2004. By 2012, the business and sign were gone.

Weld County Garage
Greeley, CO
Bratton's Office Equipment
Greeley, CO
The Weld County Garage opened in 1908. It began selling cars in 1910. The business is still operating. This sign was made in 1949 and installed on the roof of the building. When the dealership moved around 2003, this neon sign was brought along. The sign is 60 feet wide and 12 feet tall. It is installed at the back of the dealership's lot. For more, see this website. [map]

The Bratton's Office Equipment signs appear to be from the 1940s or 1950s. [map]

Western Motel
Gunnison, CO
W Cafe
Gunnison, CO
Ute Trail Motel
Hot Sulphur Springs, CO
The Western Motel sign is probably from the 1950s. It was originally installed much closer to the ground. The painted over piece at the top of the sign originally had a "AAA" endorsement. For more, see this website. [map]

I believe the W Cafe sign is from 1958. [map]

Ute Trail Motel was built in 1957 and this sign is most likely from then. The sign was repainted sometime after 2010. This photo is from 2012. For more, see this website. [map]

More Gunnison:
Long Holiday Motel
Safeway

Hugo Liquors
Hugo, CO
Columbine Inn
Idaho Springs, CO
Kit Carson Fine
Foods & Lounge [gone]
La Junta, CO
The Hugo Liquors sign was built in 1954. This photo is from 2012. In 2017, the sign was restored. [map]

The Columbine Inn opened in 1994 and this sign is from then. [map]

The Kit Carson Fine Foods & Lounge sign was either removed or destroyed when the Kit Carson Hotel was demolished in 2012. This photo was taken just a few months before that.

Lakeside Amusement Park
Lakeside, CO
Most of these signs at Lakeside Amusement Park are from the late 1940s and early 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

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