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The Neon Boneyard

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Prior to taking my first trip to Las vegas, I though it might be fun to try exploring some of the ghost towns in the area. We needed to do research, maybe buy a book or two and certainly get some maps. I figured a museum or place that documented history or nature would be a good place to start, so we headed for the Las Vegas Museum of Natural History. They didn’t have what I wanted but pointed me in the right direction, and it was on the way to that place that we found this neon boneyard. I snapped a few pics over the fence surrounding the facility.

At the time the boneyard was a storage facility for a planned neon museum. The museum has since opened and you can learn about it at their website.

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A preservation group is collecting classic Vegas neon signs for a neon museum. The storage facility, known as the Neon Boneyard, is located just outside of town
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The museum has an outdoor displayed, located (where else?) but in Neonopolis, located in the older part of Vegas. Click here for pictures

The Bewitched section of Brick

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The Boy Roads of Middletown

In Middletown is a series of roads all similarly (and bizarrely) named. The streets were named for horses a local farmer owned. That makes sense, but the question is why he gave horses such bizarre names in the first place…

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Unusually named roads in Medford

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I found a subdivision which seems to have named every street after British authors.

Names I recognized: Hobbes Ct, Chaucer Lane, Melville Ct, Bronte Ct, Locke Circle, Milton Dr, Burke Dr, Marlowe Circle, Austen Circle

Names I did not recognize: Bowell Ct, Butler Ct,