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Photographs of "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign replica, Las Vegas (Nev.), March 14, 2017






A replica of the "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign sits at a median near Boulder Highway at dusk. Information about the sign is available in the Southern Nevada Neon Survey Data Sheet.
Site address: Boulder Hwy
Sign owner: Commissioned by the Boulder Hwy casinos
Sign details: This sign is to pay homage to the original 1959 Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign, but to honor the "Boulder Strip". There are many casinos within this area of Boulder Hwy similar to our famous Las Vegas Blvd. sign.
Sign condition: 5- Very good condition and still works very good
Sign form: Pylon
Sign-specific description: This sign is a replica of the current Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign with identical design and materials used, but is just smaller than the real one
Sign - type of display: Neon, plastic back lit portion and incandescent light bulbs
Sign - media: Steel and plastic
Sign - non-neon treatments: Incandescent light bulbs and plastic back lit portion
Sign animation: Chasing
Notes: incandescent light bulbs on the exterior of the sign.
Sign environment: In the middle of the median on Boulder Hwy. In the middle of the road in front of the East side Cannery and close to the Longhorn casino as well.
Sign designer: Betty Willis
Sign - date of installation: 2007
Sign - thematic influences: Identical in design of the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign but a bit smaller.
Sign - artistic significance: Googie style is portrayed in the design of this sign.
Survey - research locations: Google maps roadside view, Sign website discussing welc. To fab L.V. sign in general and year of replica installation , Las Vegas Sun article
Surveyor: Emily Fellmer
Survey - date completed: 2017-09-28
Sign keywords: Pylon; Neon; Plastic; Backlit; Incandescent; Chasing; Steel

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neo000132. Southern Nevada Neon Survey Records, 2002-2018. PH-00401. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.


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