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Thunderbird Lodge
Riverside, CA
Photo and info courtesy Tammy Carrasco

Here is a photo of the Thunderbird Lodge motel located in Riverside, CA. This beautiful sign is located in historic downtown Riverside.



El Rio Motel
Glendale, CA
Photo courtesy Devil Doll

Check out this sign for the El Rio Motel in Glendale. The deep colors just seem to make this sign more eye catching.



El Rey Motel
Fontana, CA
Photo courtesy David Carrasco

The El Rey Motel still survives along Route 66 in Fontana. Check out this marquee as you travel down the Mother Road.



San Bernardino Motel
San Bernardino, CA
Photo courtesy David Carrasco

Here is a photo of the San Bernardino Motel located in San Bernardino along Foothill Blvd on a stretch of Route 66. Notice the space age small fin at the top of the sign pointing visitors to stay at the motel.



Saharan Motel
Hollywood, CA
Photo courtesy Devil Doll

Here's an old marquee still left from Hollywood's mid-century glory days. The Saharan Motel's sign stands tall along the busy boulevard.



Heritage Motel
Sherman Oaks, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Check out the roadside sign for the Heritage Motel in Sherman Oaks.



Ranch Motel
Garden Grove, CA
Photo courtesy Rene Carrasco

Check out this shot of the Ranch Motel in Garden Grove. This is one of the few surviving signs left in the area.



Astro Motel
San Bernardino, CA
Photo courtesy David Carrasco

Here's the Astro Motel, one of the remaining sentinels of a chain of space age named motels from a prior era. This Astro Motel still features the original marquee style.










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