The Great Sign

Holiday Inn - Calhoun, Georgia U.S.A. - 1976

Holiday Inn – Calhoun, Georgia U.S.A. – 1976
Credit: Tom Gill on Flickr
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Found via the Overnight On the Road group pool

No, that is not your humble host despite the fine clothing choice of those extremely groovy slacks! That is the photographer’s/scanner’s brother. For those who were not alive before the 1973 Oil Crisis and overzealous city councils began to spell their doom, I present this great old family album photo to give some perspective on exactly how big the Holiday Inn "Great Sign" really was.

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Caboose Motel of Durango

Caboose Motel - 3363 Main Avenue, Durango, Colorado U.S.A. - July 26, 2012

Caboose Motel – 3363 Main Avenue, Durango, Colorado U.S.A. – July 26, 2012
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Caboose Motel - 3363 Main Avenue, Durango, Colorado U.S.A. - June 20, 2014

Caboose Motel – 3363 Main Avenue, Durango, Colorado U.S.A. – June 20, 2014
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Rest Haven Court - 2000 East Kearney Street, Springfield, Missouri U.S.A. - April 3, 2013

Rest Haven Court – 2000 East Kearney Street, Springfield, Missouri U.S.A. – April 3, 2013
Credit: Jim Grey on Flickr
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Found via the VINTAGE MOTEL SIGNS ONLY! group pool


 
Rest Haven Court - 2000 East Kearney Street, Springfield, Missouri U.S.A. - July 21, 2014

Rest Haven Court – 2000 East Kearney Street, Springfield, Missouri U.S.A. – July 21, 2014
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1956 Dodge Mayfair V-8 4-Door Sedan (Canada)

1956 Dodge Mayfair V-8 4-Door Sedan (Canada)
Scan credit: Alden Jewell on Flickr
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The Dodge Mayfair was made and sold in Canada from 1953 to 1959. In the United States, its equivalent was the Plymouth Belvedere. According to Wikipedia, the Mayfair "has been commonly referred to as a Plodge because of the extensive use of Plymouth components with Dodge front grilles and sold at Dodge sales outlets."

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With what is supposed to be a very hefty winter storm hitting the northeastern coastal area stretching from New Jersey in the south to Maine in the north, I have put together a list of TV and radio links for even quicker reference and access than can be found on my Television and Radio pages. These are all in markets under a Blizzard Warning from the National Weather Service.

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Jerry's Drive-In Liquors - 1217 South Rural Road, Tempe, Arizona U.S.A. - November 20, 2014

Jerry’s Drive-In Liquors – 1217 South Rural Road, Tempe, Arizona U.S.A. – November 20, 2014
Credit: Classic Film on Flickr
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While I have been featuring the great magazine advertisement scans of Classic Film going back to the days when I was active on Tumblr, this is the first of his photographs I have ever posted. He’s been sharing more and more photos lately with a focus on the retro, vintage, and sometimes just plain crazy beauty of the State of Arizona. For those that enjoy a similar mix of scans and photos to what I share here on KoHoSo.us, I highly suggest spending some quality time going through more of what Classic Film has to offer.

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1956 Mercury Montclair Hardtop Coupe

1956 Mercury Montclair Hardtop Coupe
Scan credit: Fred’s MotorCity on Tumblr
Found via The House of Googie (imperialgoogie) on Tumblr

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Feel Fresh Again – Fast!

Richardson Root Beer - 1954

Richardson Root Beer – 1954
Scan credit: Fred’s AdverCity on Tumblr

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Hill Top Motel

Hill Top Motel - 1901 East Andy Devine Avenue, Kingman, Arizona U.S.A. - August 22, 2014

Hill Top Motel – 1901 East Andy Devine Avenue, Kingman, Arizona U.S.A. – August 22, 2014
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Hill Top Motel - 1901 East Andy Devine Avenue, Kingman, Arizona U.S.A. - May 4, 2013

Hill Top Motel – 1901 East Andy Devine Avenue, Kingman, Arizona U.S.A. – May 4, 2013
Copyright © thedefiningmoment (Jenny McG) on Flickr. All rights reserved.

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Akua Motor Hotel

Akua Motor Hotel - 1018 East Orangethorpe Avenue, Anaheim, California U.S.A.

Akua Motor Hotel – 1018 East Orangethorpe Avenue, Anaheim, California U.S.A.
Scan Copyright © Miehana (Kevin Kidney) on Flickr. All rights reserved.
Found via klappersacks on Tumblr

This motel is still there, now as the Akua Motor Inn. However, one would never know it used to look this cool.

1018 E Orangethorpe Ave, Anaheim, CA – Google Maps

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