So, I mentioned a few days ago that I'm informally looking for icon Idaho signs as part of a book project I'm working on. I got a few nominations from around the state and I thought I'd share them with you. What signs am I missing? I'm looking for eye-catching signs of every kind, neon, cartoonish characters, clever wording, whatever makes them memorable. You can send me a tip or pic, or just comment on this post. Thanks!
Lumberjack Drive In, Coeur d'Alene
Shoshone Ice Caves
Big Cowboy, Wendell
Frostop Drive In, Ashton
Is that Jackie O. in Blackfoot??
Farrell's Auto Upholstering, Idaho Falls
The rooster on the Capri Restaurant Sign used to sit on top of Jim's Coffee Shop in Boise.
The Washerwoman on Vista Avenue in Boise gets dressed up for special occasions.
The Chief Theater sign in Pocatello has been beautifully restored.
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