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Sign of the Times

The message on this iconic neon sign is simple. 'Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas' is on the front, and 'Drive Safely' and 'Come Back Soon' on the reverse.

The sign is placed in the median of the Las Vegas Strip, a busy thoroughfare, and that meant that posing for a photo by the sign used to mean risking arrest or worse. Not so in modern times. There's now parking space for cars and even buses, accessible on the way out of town.

The Western Neon Company produced the famous sign which was designed by Betty Willis in 1959. In keeping with green principles, it's now solar-powered with 'solar trees' placed next to the sign.

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