The Welcome Sign on East Mountain, Mineral Wells, Texas

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This picture is taken from a postcard claiming that the "Welcome" sign on East Mountain is "reputed to be the largest non-commercial electric sign in U.S." It has been claimed that the "Hollywood" sign was inspired by the "Welcome" sign, but this is likely a folk legend. (The preceding picture is a black and white original of this tinted picture. A more complete description may be found there.)

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This postcard is part of the collection entitled: A. F. Weaver Collection and was provided by Boyce Ditto Public Library to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 3431 times , with 137 in the last month . More information about this postcard can be viewed below.

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Boyce Ditto Public Library

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Description

This picture is taken from a postcard claiming that the "Welcome" sign on East Mountain is "reputed to be the largest non-commercial electric sign in U.S." It has been claimed that the "Hollywood" sign was inspired by the "Welcome" sign, but this is likely a folk legend.
(The preceding picture is a black and white original of this tinted picture. A more complete description may be found there.)

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A. F. Weaver Collection

This colorful panorama covers Mineral Wells' founding and its mercurial growth as a resort center and army town to the present. Photos are from local historian and photographer A.F. Weaver, local families and research sources.

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  • Nov. 27, 2006, 9:19 p.m.

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  • Feb. 17, 2014, 9:57 a.m.

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The Welcome Sign on East Mountain, Mineral Wells, Texas, postcard, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth20260/: accessed June 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Boyce Ditto Public Library.