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WHITE ROSE NEON MENLO IOWA
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Originally built in 1934 on old hwy 6 in Menlo Iowa.Refurbished
and now like a beacon in the night.
West of Des Moines Iowa just off I-80.
shocked

12.5' tall.

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Re: WHITE ROSE NEON MENLO IOWA
hawkike #674876 Fri Dec 23 2016 10:19 AM
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Wow, what a cool sign! I may have to detour by there this spring on my way through and take a look.....GB

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hawkike #674891 Fri Dec 23 2016 04:16 PM
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Have seen this in person (during the day). Nice.

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On Google Maps there are a couple of pictures, including one at night: White Rose sign at night

I may have to search this out when I'm in Des Moines for Christmas.

In hunting for it on "Street View", I noticed that all the power pole bases were painted white. This is on the old "White Pole Road", which was the name for the highway before they started using the state numbering system. US Highway 6, which it became, parallels I-80 and for a stretch west of Des Moines they have the poles painted like they would have in the early 20th century.

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hawkike #674903 Fri Dec 23 2016 07:29 PM
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Cool sign! I have seen it in person.


Drive with Care and Buy Sinclair!! I buy Sinclair globes, signs, cans, ect.
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hawkike #674922 Sat Dec 24 2016 09:10 AM
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Wow! That is special.

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Re: WHITE ROSE NEON MENLO IOWA
keithia #674931 Sat Dec 24 2016 10:36 AM
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Originally Posted By keithia
Cool sign! I have seen it in person.


Keith,from where you live you could make a loop,"plow in the oak" in Exira,"tree in the road" near Brayton,"White Rose",Menlo,"albert the bull"Audubon,Ross elevator,Ross Ia,But you already knew that!

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Great sign.


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Very cool!!


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hawkike #675061 Mon Dec 26 2016 01:09 PM
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Cool sign...looks like the left arm moves and waves as motorists are driving by.


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hawkike #675271 Wed Dec 28 2016 07:54 PM
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The arm also waves I think at noon. It use to wave at every hour or something like that.

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This is one that I have, I think it's about 14' tall.

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I will be out that way in July and need to take a good study of it (photos and measurements) as I want to recreate one for the Front Street Garage on Route 66 in Galena KS!!


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