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#674872 - Fri Dec 23 2016 10:56 AM WHITE ROSE NEON MENLO IOWA
hawkike Online   content
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Registered: Sat Dec 09 2006
Loc: citrus heights ca.95610
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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#674876 - Fri Dec 23 2016 11:19 AM Re: WHITE ROSE NEON MENLO IOWA [Re: hawkike]
Rabbitman Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Dec 09 2010
Loc: Missouri,USA
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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#674891 - Fri Dec 23 2016 05:16 PM Re: WHITE ROSE NEON MENLO IOWA [Re: hawkike]
Stu K. Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Jan 07 2011
Loc: Western, IA
Have seen this in person (during the day). Nice.

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#674897 - Fri Dec 23 2016 06:42 PM Re: WHITE ROSE NEON MENLO IOWA [Re: hawkike]
KS 82 GT Offline
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Registered: Fri Apr 22 2011
Loc: Shawnee, KS
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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#674903 - Fri Dec 23 2016 08:29 PM Re: WHITE ROSE NEON MENLO IOWA [Re: hawkike]
keithia Offline
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Registered: Fri Dec 14 2001
Loc: USA
Cool sign! I have seen it in person.
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#674922 - Sat Dec 24 2016 10:10 AM Re: WHITE ROSE NEON MENLO IOWA [Re: hawkike]
pickurt Online   content
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Registered: Sun Mar 10 2013
Loc: Northern California
Wow! That is special.

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#674931 - Sat Dec 24 2016 11:36 AM Re: WHITE ROSE NEON MENLO IOWA [Re: keithia]
hawkike Online   content
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Registered: Sat Dec 09 2006
Loc: citrus heights ca.95610
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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#674962 - Sat Dec 24 2016 10:20 PM Re: WHITE ROSE NEON MENLO IOWA [Re: hawkike]
Craig Osbeck Online   content
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Registered: Tue Jan 06 2009
Loc: Portland Oregon
Great sign.
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#675041 - Mon Dec 26 2016 11:54 AM Re: WHITE ROSE NEON MENLO IOWA [Re: hawkike]
bsplichal95 Offline
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Registered: Sat May 26 2012
Loc: Hays, Kansas
Very cool!!
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#675061 - Mon Dec 26 2016 02:09 PM Re: WHITE ROSE NEON MENLO IOWA [Re: hawkike]
Dave's Garage Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
Cool sign...looks like the left arm moves and waves as motorists are driving by.
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#675271 - Wed Dec 28 2016 08:54 PM Re: WHITE ROSE NEON MENLO IOWA [Re: hawkike]
racecop Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Mar 12 2006
Loc: The Hawkeye State, Iowa
The arm also waves I think at noon. It use to wave at every hour or something like that.

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#680960 - Thu Mar 02 2017 11:13 PM Re: WHITE ROSE NEON MENLO IOWA [Re: hawkike]
Aaron S. Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Apr 26 2005
Loc: Wisconsin
This is one that I have, I think it's about 14' tall.


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#685567 - Wed Apr 26 2017 05:58 PM Re: WHITE ROSE NEON MENLO IOWA [Re: hawkike]
EAK69 Offline
Member

Registered: Thu Aug 04 2016
Loc: Arizona
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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