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Utah Signs (page 1)

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Jack & Jill Bowling Lanes
American Fork, UT
Delano Motel
Beaver, UT
Sleepy
Lagoon Motel
Beaver, UT
El Bambi Cafe
Beaver, UT
Jack & Jill Bowling Lanes opened in 1957. This sign was installed then. The bowling alley was named after the owners' two daughters, Jackie and Jill. The sign is about 50 feet tall and is installed on a 14-foot tall pole. For the first few years, there was additional neon on the arrow that flashed. It was too much trouble to keep it working and that feature was removed. The bowling alley moved in 1984 and the sign was installed at the new place the following year. YESCO, which probably built the sign originally, maintains the neon and repaints the sign every five years. The sign is lit with green, blue, red, orange, and white neon. For more, see this website. [map]

The Delano Motel opened in 1962 and this sign appears to be from then. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Sleepy Lagoon Motel has been around since at least the early 1950s. Half of the motel was badly damaged in a fire in 2005 and it has not reopened. However, this sign remains. For more, see this website. [map]

The El Bambi Cafe opened in 1945. This sign is probably from the 1960s. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Aquarius Motel
Bicknell, UT
Prospector Motor Lodge
Blanding, UT
Bountiful
City Light & Power
Bountiful, UT
The plastic sign at the Aquarius Motel is topped with this attention-getter. The lights flash at night. It was probably built in the 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

The Prospector Motor Lodge is still in operation. The sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

This Bountiful City Light & Power sign appears to be fairly modern or it could be well-maintained and from the 1970s or so. The character was probably inspired by Reddy Kilowatt and Willie Wiredhand. For more, see this website. [map]

Bluff:
Dairy Drive Inn [map]

Galaxie Motel
Brigham City, UT
J&D Family Restaurant
Brigham City, UT
The Galaxie Motel was built in 1960. This sign is probably from then. For more, see this website. [map]

The J&D Family Restaurant plastic sign is topped with this covered wagon panel. It is probably from the 1960s. I don't know if this was the original business name. [map]

Welcome Arch
Brigham City, UT
This Welcome Arch was built by YESCO in 1928. The arch spanning the street is 66 feet wide while the sign panels are 33 feet wide. The "Welcome to" letters were originally made of backlit opal glass. The other letters were lit with neon. A replica of the sign was installed in 1984. The same colors and wording were used. [map]

More Brigham City:
Modern Cleaners [gone]

Ron's Sporting Goods
Cedar City, UT
Super 7 Motel
Cedar City, UT
Ron's Sporting Goods has been here since at least the 1960s. This sign appears to be from then. [map]

The Super 7 Motel was known as the Knell Motel in the 1960s and 1970s. This sign was built in the 1970s for the Knell Motel and was adapted later on for the Super 7 Motel. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

More Cedar City:
China Garden Cafe: 1, 2 [now at The Neon Museum in Las Vegas, NV]
Indian Shop [vintage; gone]

Couch & Chair
Clearfield, UT
Yes Print
& Copy [gone]
Clearfield, UT
Hi Hat Diner
Clearfield, UT
This sign in front of the Couch & Chair furniture store. Despite the rust, you can make out the "Seat Covers" text across the girl's bottom. [map]

This Yes Print & Copy sign advertised for the Sands Cafe originally. There was a used car lot there when this photo was taken in 2014. The sign was probably from the 1950s. It was gone by 2015.

The Hi Hat Diner sign might be from the 1950s. [map]

Cowan's Cafe
Duchesne, UT
Commercial Club
Duchesne, UT
b>Cowan's Cafe opened in 1933 and is still in operation. This sign is probably from the 1950s. [map]

The Commercial Club opened in 1908 and closed in 2008. This sign appears to be from the 1950s. [map]

More Duchesne:
Polar Queen [vintage; gone]

Spinning
Wheel Motel
Fillmore, UT
Fillmore Motel
Fillmore, UT
Winget's Korner Drive Inn
Fillmore, UT
The Spinning Wheel Motel was built as a tourist court in 1932 as the Robison Motel. I don't know when the motel was renamed but this sign was there by the 1970s. It appears to be from the 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

The Fillmore Motel sign still had neon and a better paint job in 2011. This photo is from 2014. It was probably built in the 1950s. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Winget's Korner Drive Inn sign originally advertised for an Arctic Circle drive-in. The Arctic Circle must have been located elsewhere because the 1950s era Texaco gas station building on the property was used by Winget's. The building has been vacant for many years but this sign remains. [map]

More Fillmore:
Deano's Pizza

Gas for Less [gone]
Green River, UT
Lemieux Cafe
Green River, UT
Robbers Roost Motel
Green River, UT
Sleepy Hollow Motel
Green River, UT
This Gas for Less sign was built from an airplane wing for the Premium Oil Company. The station was built in 1955. It has been closed for many years. This photo is from 2012. Later that year, the sign was removed.

The Lemieux Cafe sign is probably from the 1960s. The restaurant had been closed for at least a few years when this photo was taken in 2012. [map]

The Robbers Roost Motel opened in the 1940s. The sign is probably from the 1960s. It originally depicted a woman in a swimsuit. Around 2008, the panel was updated to show a woman in Western wear since the motel no longer had a pool. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Sleepy Hollow Motel opened in 1954 and this sign appears to be from then. The sign was previously painted green. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

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