West Wendover in Elko County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Wendover Will Reclaims Skyline Once Again
Wendover Will was constructed and erected by Young Electric Sign Company out of Salt Lake City, Utah, who has been providing electric and other sign services since 1920. At the time Wendover
Wendover Will through time proved to become not only an icon of the State Line Hotel & Casino, but as well became an icon of the community itself. When West Wendover, Nevada, was incorporated in 1991, Wendover Will took a prominent position in the creation of the City Seal which proclaims proudly “Come Grow With Us,” a true reflection of the original light atop a pole and later the waving arms of a towering mechanical cowboy, welcoming all to this desert oasis.
Wendover Will was given to the City of West Wendover by Wendover Nugget Hotel & Casino in 2004 and now he once again stands tall representing to all, the heritage of our community as “this is the place” “where the west begins”.
This monument is hereby dedicated in loving memory to two important and founding
We thank the many involved from the City of West Wendover, the State of Nevada, Young Electric Sign Company and other businesses and individuals; all who have given their time, efforts and support to help bring this monument to fruition.
City of West Wendover, Nevada 2005. Mayor, Josephine E. Thaut • City Manager, Chris J. Melville • Council Members, Michael J. Miera • Viola S. Troyan • Michael R. Gunter • Jamey L. Reilly • Jimmy D. Carter. • Director of Public Works, Thomas C. Stratton.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles.
Location. 40° 44.41′ N, 114° 4.378′ W. Marker is in West Wendover, Nevada, in Elko County. Marker is on Wendover Boulevard half a mile west of U.S. 93, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Wendover NV 89883, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Victory Highway (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln Highway (within shouting distance of this marker); Western Pacific Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Wendover Field (within shouting distance of Ancient Lake Bonneville (within shouting distance of this marker); Transcontinental Telephone Line (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hastings Cutoff (within shouting distance of this marker); 509th Composite Group – First Atomic Bombardment (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Wendover.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 24, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,568 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on July 9, 2014, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 24, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. 3. submitted on March 26, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 4. submitted on June 24, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.