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In 1760, the intrepid explorer and hunter, Daniel Boone, demonstrated his grasp of spelling and grammar in the immortalized media of pine tree trunk. Apparently he was happy that he had gotten the animal before it got him, but he is reported to have carved “D Boone kilt a bar” into a Kentucky pine (or maybe it was an Ohio, Pennsylvania or Missouri pine).
Reno may be just another city sitting next to a beautiful high desert lake to some, but to anyone who has been there since 1929 it is the “Biggest Little City in the World”. So how did Reno get so lucky as to be distinguished by this particular moniker? The city had hosted a Transcontinental Highways Exposition three years earlier during which the arch was constructed to welcome convention goers.
Realize that most neon signs are pretty well standard bent and colored glass tubes filled with some noble gas. Vegas Vic showed the world what could be done with the medium. Not only could a 40 foot tall authentic looking cowboy be produced, but movement could be added without damaging the tubes.
Ever want to tell someone exactly where to go? Ever have the feeling that he or she has overstayed their welcome and needs some gentle encouragement to head for the door? You don’t want to be abrupt; you try to be polite (probably an annoying neighbor or a tipsy uncle), but they are making it difficult. Well, there is one sign that is to the point and will deliver the message for you.
Many a bright-eyed dreamer has spent years in high school productions fantasizing about New York and the heralded Broadway. The street name is simple, common and uninteresting on the surface, but mention it to any theater aficionado and visions of guys, dolls and glitzy productions come to mind.
What is it about Broadway that has fueled imaginations since vaudevillian times? Is it the promise of an...