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Hawthorne in Mineral County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The Pillar of Light

 
 
The Pillar of Light Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chris English, November 11, 2012
1. The Pillar of Light Marker
Inscription. Debuted in the later forties at the Hawthorne Club located at the corner of 5th and E Street, the main intersection of all roads entering Hawthorne. This was a sign of the times with neon lighting. It brightened the intersection with its huge display. The Hawthorne Club was coined as the "Bright Spot on the Corner" because of this magnificent sign. In June of 1996, the Hawthorne Club was demolished. The sign was saved, then modernized with donations. In December of 1996 it was resurrected and now has become the "Pillar of Light" and again it is the "Bright Spot on the Corner!"
 
Erected 1997 by Walker Lake Posse #6000 Oupost of Julia C. Bulette Chapter #1864 E. Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 38° 31.996′ N, 118° 37.532′ W. Marker is in Hawthorne, Nevada, in Mineral County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 95A and Freedom Road (Nevada Route 362), on the right when traveling south on U.S. 95A. Click for map. Easy to find driving on US 95 from the north, look a little harder coming in from the south. Marker is in this post office area: Hawthorne NV 89415, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within
The Pillar of Light Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chris English, November 11, 2012
2. The Pillar of Light Marker
and the unlit Pillar of Light at dusk.
14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. To Perpetuate the Memory of our Valiant Defenders of Freedom (within shouting distance of this marker); Hawthorne (within shouting distance of this marker); Carson & Colorado (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mineral County (approx. 13.4 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The marker is located at the north end of the Veteran's Memorial Freedom Park.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made Features
 
View West from the Pillar of Light Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chris English, November 11, 2012
3. View West from the Pillar of Light Marker
View North from the Pillar of Light Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chris English, November 11, 2012
4. View North from the Pillar of Light Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. This page has been viewed 225 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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