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Old Las Vegas Neon Signs to Come Alive Again
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Three neon signs will be lit as the sun goes down along a downtown stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard recently designated as a National Scenic Byway.

A ceremony featuring the Silver Slipper, Binion's Horseshoe and Bow & Arrow Motel neon signs was set Monday evening at the Reed Whipple Cultural Center parking lot on Las Vegas Boulevard north of U.S. 95.

The downtown stretch of boulevard from Washington Avenue to Sahara Avenue was designated a scenic route in October.

The city started in 2000 to push for designation, and Nevada made the route a state scenic byway in 2001.

Plans call for protecting existing neon signs and restoration and installation of vintage neon signs as part of a $1.1 million streetscape improvement that started in May.  

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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