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When you think about Las Vegas, you might picture casinos, opulent hotels and neon signs. Like the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign, Circus Circus or that huge cowboy on Fremont Street — Vegas Vic. Turns out, lots of those signs were made by the Young Electric Sign Company, headquartered right here in Utah. KUER’s Julia Ritchey used to live in Nevada. It's where she fell in love with neon signs and even started a story on them. Although she couldn’t quite finish it until she moved to Salt Lake City.  

Link to original story: http://kuer.org/post/how-utah-company-became-nevadas-go-shop-neon

Julia Ritchey / KUER


Ever since he was a young boy, Will Durham admits he’s had an affinity for neon. It’s hard not to when you grow up casino-studded town like Reno, Nevada.