Small Towns in Central Utah (day 2)

It seems I’m impossibly behind with the blog & Flickr.  But I will try to do a little catching up here and there.  If it rains or I get sucky weather, I’ll dig in at the computer to get out of this rut.  Tonight, I’m in Ogden — on the night of day 4.   Things are going very well and I should start the Idaho portion of the trip tomorrow.  But right now — let’s get back to the very recent past.

Let’s start out with this batch from Beaver:

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I’m thinking that star or snowflake was probably a later add-on — and who know what color the sign was originally:

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Another one from Beaver — multi-media with multi details:  flag, fonts, plastic and neon:

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This painted wooden sign hangs in front of Beaver Sport & Pawn:

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Like so many theatres in small town America, the Beaver Theatre has been closed for a while with ever-changing businesses in the wings:

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Moving on to Milford:

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Next door to the hotel:

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A really interesting faded double layer of paint.  It appears the green was first:

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Some signs from Cedar City:

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I’m betting the lights on top flashed — maybe even the bulbs around the sign panels as well:

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On to Fillmore — nice painted wood pair of pizza chefs flippin’ pizzas:

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There was neon and better graphics originally — but this is still cute, nevertheless.  The character was probably meant to be yawning and stretching but it looks more like he’s about to box with someone:

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From Salina.  I actually bought two slices of pie — one for then and one for the next day.  But Nik got the chocolate cream and left me with the cherry pie.  Long story but a cop had parked behind me to complain that I wasn’t all the way over inside the white line.  I explained that I only was taking a photo but then on impulse, ran inside to get the pie.  Anyhow, the cop let me go after many long minutes on his cruiser radio — but I paid a heavy price!  Nik had chocolate all over his face so it was clear who the culprit was.  For a nearly blind dog, his sense of smell has been escalated.  He normally rides in the very back of the van — but he’s been up front most of the day now waiting for me to screw up again.

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From Gunnison:

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From Mount Pleasant.  I assume this is “real” (vintage not reconstructed or fantasy) — way up high on the top of a building:

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A trifecta from downtown Helper:

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Another corner in Helper:

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A strange mix of tile and cinderblock:

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From Price — a cheap overlay on the face of the silver dollar has mostly peeled away:

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Last one for the night — the Commercial Club from Duchesne.  The bottom reads “Sportsman’s Hdqtrs”:

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After Duchesne, it was a long, long mountainous drive back to civilization (Richfield for the night).  I think I answered a few emails and cropped a few photos before passing out.

I’ll try to get another post out tomorrow night.
Take care,

dj

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