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Utah Signs (page 3)

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Starlite Motel
Orderville, UT
Parkway Motel
Orderville, UT
This neon star is installed above a plastic sign at the Starlite Motel. There was probably a neon panel sign below it originally. [map]

The Parkway Motel sign appears to be from the 1950s. The sign has been painted orange and light blue in the past. I don't know the original color(s). [map]

Miracle Bowl
Orem, UT
2006: 2014:
The Miracle Bowl sign was probably built in the 1950s. The sign was updated around 2009. The neon was removed from the text panels and the message board was changed to an LED screen. The bottom part of the sign was removed. [map]

More Orem:
Hillcrest Motel [gone]

Maddox Ranch House
Perry, UT
Silver Dollar Sports Club
Price, UT
The Maddox Ranch House restaurant opened in 1949. The revolving sign was built sometime after 1951. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

The Silver Dollar Sports Club has had an ongoing issue for years with the coin part of the sign. It probably had painted faces originally. The adhesive vinyl faces which are there now are prone to fading and peeling. The text part of the sign does not appear to be original. There are holes on the ledge where the letters are installed indicating that there was neon here originally. Does anyone know when the Silver Dollar opened or what was here previously? For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Ream's
Food Store [gone]
Provo, UT
B&H Pharmacy
Provo, UT
Ream's Food Stores opened this Provo store as its first location in 1944. This was their original sign. This store closed around 2010 and the sign was removed. The Scotsman icon was meant to represent a thrifty person. The character intentionally resembled the store's owner. At some locations, he held a bag of money representing the savings you might realize by shopping at Ream's. The chain is now using a farmland scene in their newer signs. Ream's now has 11 locations in Utah. However, none of the stores' vintage signs survive. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3.

The B&H Pharmacy opened in 1913. These signs are probably from the 1940s and/or 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

More Provo:
gas station signs [map]

Sacco's Produce
Roy, UT
Dresswell Cleaners
Roy, UT
Smithfield
Implement Co.
Smithfield, UT
Sacco's Produce opened in 1969. This sign must be from then. [map]

The Dresswell Cleaners sign might be from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

This painted boot sign at Smithfield Implement Co. is about 12 feet tall. [map]

Snowville:
Mollie Cafe [map]

Sands Motel
St. George, UT
Dixie Bowl
St. George, UT
McArthur Jewelers
St. George, UT
The Sands Motel was built as the Sleepy Hollow Motel. The sign is probably from the 1950s. The wording on the sign was changed when the motel name was changed. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Dixie Bowl opened in 1959. This sign may be from then. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

This revolving, diamond sign is installed on the roof of McArthur Jewelers. The business was established in 1950. [map]

More St. George:
Colonial Motel [vintage; gone]
Dixie Palm Motel [map]
Dixie Photo Shop
Larsen's Frostop
Western Safari Motel [vintage; gone]

Dinah
Bowl [gone]
Vernal, UT
Altitude Cycle
Vernal, UT
Lazy K Ranch Motel
Vernal, UT
The Dinah Bowl sign was probably from the 1950s or 1960s. It was installed on the roof. Dinah was probably a reference to the dinosaur statue in town. This photo is from 2012. The sign was gone by 2015.

The Altitude Cycle sign originally advertised for the Ute Indian Trading Post. The sign was adapted around 2001. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Lazy K Ranch Motel sign is probably from the 1950s. It originally had a waving cowboy and a welcome sign at its base. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

More Vernal:
Polar King [vintage; gone]
Vernal Drug Co. [vintage; gone]

Kitty Pappas Steakhouse
Woods Cross, UT
2008: 2014:
The Kitty Pappas Steakhouse opened in 1947 as Johnny Pappas Steak House. This sign appears to be from the 1960s. In 1981, the restaurant was renamed Kitty Pappas Steakhouse. For more, see this website. [map]

Master Muffler
Main St.
Salt Lake City, UT
Master Muffler
State St.
Salt Lake City, UT

Master Muffler
Kearns, UT
Master Muffler
Clearfield, UT
Master Muffler
Murray, UT

Master Muffler
Layton, UT
Master Muffler
Brigham City, UT
Master Muffler [gone]
Ogden, UT
Master Muffler
Ogden, UT

Master Muffler
West Valley City, UT
Mr. Muffler
Salt Lake City, UT
Master Muffler was founded in Ogden in 1963. This first location, shown above in the middle of the third row, is gone now. That sign had the character holding a muffler rather than supporting a revolving muffler-shaped box sign. He did not have a shock absorber in his other hand like these other signs. Master Muffler now has 13 locations in Utah.

The Main St. location in Salt Lake City still has the sign on the side of the building. However, the figure on top of the pole sign is gone now. That sign is shown in the first photo above which was taken in 2006. [map]

[State St. map]; [Kearns map]; [Clearfield map]; [Murray map]; [Layton map]; [Brigham City map]; [Ogden map]; [West Valley City map]

The last photo above shows the sign at Mr. Muffler. The company's name and sign were apparently inspired by those of the Master Muffler chain. I don't know if there were any other signs built like this one. [map]

More Price:
Century Cafe (Price) [gone]

Bluff:
Dairy Drive Inn [map]

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