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Supai Motel
Seligman, AZ
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Route 66Check out the nice sign for the Supai Motel in Seligman, AZ, which was restored in 2006. Seligman is the Route 66 town which some say is the birthplace of the rediscovered Route 66. The Supai opened in 1952.

 

Route 66 Motel
Kingman, AZ
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Route 66The bright boomerang arrow of the Route 66 Motel shines brightly to the Route 66 travelers along the Mother Road.

 

 

 

Saga Motel
Flagstaff, AZ
Photo and info courtesy Paul Bauke

Route 66The Saga Motel is located along Route 66 heading west out of the city.

 

 

UPDATE 03/08 : Here are additional neon photos of the Saga Motel, taken in 1992. 03-08

Saga Motel
Flagstaff, AZ
Photos courtesy Alan Culley / 1992

 

 

Amazon Motel
Tucson, AZ
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The sign outside for the Amazon Motel stands tall off the Miracle Mile.

 

 

Tucson Inn
Tucson, AZ
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Here's a neon shot of the Tucson Inn marquee, still lighting up the street after all of these years. Check out the daytime shot of this sign below.

 

 

 

Starlite Motel (Gone)
Mesa, AZ
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

How about this neon shot of a swimmer hitting the water. Swimmer neon marquees in the desert used to appeal to the hot and weary traveler looking for a mirage or oasis to cool off for the evening.

 

Starlite Motel
Mesa, AZ
Photo courtesy Nick Florio

The Starlite Motel and its marquee features animated neon that is becoming rare these days. Check out the sequence of the neon diver making a splash at this Mesa, AZ delight. 01-08

 

UPDATE 10/10 : The Starlite Motel lost its animated neon diver sign in a thunderstorm on October 5. According to the Arizona Republic, the 50 year old sign was destroyed when a powerful wind gust sheared off a metal pole support. The motel owner states the sign most likely will not be replaced due to funds required and Mesa's sign ordinance. Another roadside treasure has become just a memory.

See more information and photos at Roadside Peek's Lost Treasures feature on the Starlite Motel.

Many thanks to Sarah Moore for news alert. 10-10

 

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