One of the many great icons of Americana in the 1950's and 60's was Holiday Inn and its neon filled "Great Sign" that welcomed many a weary traveler after long hours of highway driving. Although the "Great Sign" was phased out in 1982 it still holds a special place in my heart as one of the better neon signs of the travel era. A few signs that still exist around the country based their look on the classic sign. Here are a few examples of paper ephemera that featured the sign and some signs that borrowed its look from Holiday Inn.
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"Munger Moss Motel" Lebanon,MO
"Vacation Motor Hotel" Clarksville, TN
"Boulevard Motel" DeLand, FL
"Rainbo Court Motel" East St Louis, IL (Demolished)