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American Evangelical Lutheran Church

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115 N. Tucson Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85716 United States
(520) 623-3661 http://mylutheranchurch.org/

October 2014

Signs of the Times: The Golden Age of Neon in Arizona 

October 10, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
American Evangelical Lutheran Church, 115 N. Tucson Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85716 United States
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The rise of car travel in the 40s, 50s and 60s meant that thousands of people were traversing the broad expanses of the Southwest looking for new landscapes and adventure. As the cars sped past, restaurants, motels, curio shops and gas stations needed large, bright signs to make an impression. This informative and entertaining visual presentation explores the social significance of the rise of commercial neon signs, and references the designers whose signs became iconic images that defined the West…

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