Day 26: the Last of Arkansas

So, it was a cloudy day and I did what I could.  Someday, I’ll have to swing thru these cities again and reshoot.  But here’s a nice big batch anyway.

From Malvern, AR:



From Benton, AR (surely, some other Moderne “thing” originally with neon:


I’ve been anxious to reshoot this sign at the Magic Hills Public Golf course in Hot Springs for years.  Finally, I got a little sun but the fencing and trees have made it next to impossible:



Lots more from Hot Springs.   This one (Zac’s Pizza) has been missing any trace of paint since at least 2007:


This old drug store sign is inside an antiques store (store was local I was told).  Pretty beat but still beautiful.  Some neat other stuff there including an old Happy Bear Alignment sign:


A rusting shopping center sign:


“Stubby’s” looks like a replacement panel.  We can assume there was another log panel with somebody’s else’s name there:


There was originally white paint behind the letters.  I guess, at some point, the sign was repainted entirely red and it was deemed too much trouble to deal with the lettering:



The Bohemia sign is not looking good these days — but at least it’s back.  Sort of.  The restaurant has been closed since at least 2006.  It was still looking nice in my 2010 photo:


Then, around 2014, the sign was covered up for a new venture: the Park Avenue Bistro — as evidenced at GoogleStreetView:


When that closed, the sign was uncovered again — missing the “B”and its neon — and bent a bit (during the panel removal process, hit by a truck?):



One more rusty-crusty from Hot Springs:



A “fancy” one from Royal, AR:


Last one for the day from, finally, Oklahoma!  This one is in McAlester:



I’ll have about three days worth of photos from Oklahoma coming up.  Then finish off this trip with a couple of posts from New Mexico.

Happy trails,
dj & the dogs

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