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A short history of the Boston Citgo sign: Fifth in a SmartSign blog series on famous signs and their origins

A short history of the Boston Citgo sign: Fifth in a SmartSign blog series on famous signs and their origins

The Citgo sign is known to be an icon particularly for its appearance on television, seen in the background of baseball games. The square sign, standing at 60 feet, overlooks Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. Citgo Petroleum Corporation, or Citgo, is a refiner and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, and other industrial products. The company’s […]

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A short history of the ‘Hollywood’ sign: Fourth in a SmartSign blog series on famous signs and their origins

A short history of the ‘Hollywood’ sign: Fourth in a SmartSign blog series on famous signs and their origins

Many know the famous Hollywood sign as one of the most historic landmarks in Los Angeles and a worldwide symbol of the entertainment industry. What most people don’t know is that it was actually originally built as a real-estate advertisement. The original sign read “Hollywooodland” and was created in 1923 to advertise the upscale real-estate […]

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A short history of the ‘Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas’ sign: Second in a SmartSign blog series on famous signs and their origins

A short history of the ‘Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas’ sign: Second in a SmartSign blog series on famous signs and their origins

The ‘Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas’ sign is one of the most historic Las Vegas landmarks, built in 1959. The sign sits in the median at 5100 Las Vegas Boulevard South, which, interestingly enough, is outside of the city limits and in the town of Paradise. This is also considered to be the official Southern […]

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