Summer Trip – Day 7 / Eastern Washington & Oregon

After a crazy week at work, I’m back to posting a sampling of photos to this blog and Flickr.  I should be able to get the remaining four posts up today.

Let’s pick up where I left off — in Spokane.  This great bulb arrow is actually in Spokane Valley:

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In Spokane:

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Moving on to Colfax:

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In Pullman.  I don’t know if this sign ever had a back half and handle to simulate a paint can.  Here’s a Dutch Boy sign that I shot in Gastonia, NC to show you what I mean:
http://www.roadarch.com/10/3/rainbo2.jpg

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Moving on for a bit to nearby Idaho.  This sign is in Moscow:

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From Lewiston, ID — a modern, mini version of the Downey, CA sign:

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Here’s one of my photos of the vintage Downey sign.  I believe it was the only one built with this design:

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A vintage sign in Lewiston — actually, there are two identical signs like this (one in the front and one in the back of the building):

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Back in Washington — this rooftop sign is in Clarkston:

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Another sign in Clarkston.  Cropped off in this photo is one of those giant bulb poles.  I assumed the bulbs flashed sequentially:

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One more from Clarkston:

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A couple signs in Pomeroy:

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The neon on this sign was restored by David Webb who has about a dozen, restored vintage signs on display in Pomeroy (some photos of them posted over at my Flickr stream simultaneously with this post):

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I believe Webb owns the former Greyhound station behind this great old moving van which must also be his:

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Moving on to Northeast Oregon — this sign in Pendleton is at the former Pendleton Skate City:

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A few other signs in Pendleton to finish off this post:

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More photos from this day’s trip here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/agilitynut/

Back soon with another blog post,

dj

 

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