This is a sign that is part of a Wherigo (GC5GMER) I published in Tucson, Arizona. It was published in 2014, my very first Wherigo of (currently) 30 I have published. There are about eight beautiful historic neon signs within a half-mile area, so most people use it as an excuse to take a stroll.

Vintage Neon Signs...and Why We Should Save Them

Lost in Translation October Pick a Word Photo Challenge: frontier

Frontier Motel

Frontier Motel 227 W. Drachman St. Tucson, AZ

The Pioneer Hotel first opened in 1941, and was later renamed the Frontier Motel in 1943. It was designed in the 20th century revival style and with a 1965 addition at the rear. Ornamentation includes exposed red brick, carved wooden columns and red concrete floors. It was renovated in 2005.

This motel is a fine example of an early highway motor court.  The hotel lies within a few minutes of downtown Tucson. This sign is styled in an old wood western motif with flat boxy letters in single tube neon.  The motel is still in operation, and boasts a quiet western setting with all the modern amenities, despite the age of the sign.

This is part of a Wherigo cartridge that provides a mini tour of the signs along Drachman Street…

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