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 Will was created, his small twin “Vegas Vic” was also completed, who today stands adjacent to Las Vegas’ famed Freemon Street. Wendover Will made the Guiness Book of World Records
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 members of our community, William “Bill” and Anna Smith.
We thank the many involved from the City of West Wendover, the State of Nevada, Young Electric Sign Company and
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.
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.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Hastings Cutoff (within shouting distance of this marker); 509th Composite Group – First Atomic Bombardment (approx. 0.9 miles away); Control Tower (approx. 2 miles away in Utah); Bomb Squadron Hangar (approx. 2 miles away in Utah); South Base Area (approx. 2 miles away in Utah); Operations Building (approx. 2.1 miles away in Utah); Atomic Mission Hangar 1831 (approx. 2.4 miles away in Utah); Base Chapel (approx. 2½ miles away in Utah). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Wendover.
Categories. • 20th Century • Notable Persons • Roads & Vehicles •
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