Hammer Motel Sign - Kearney NE
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman
N 40° 40.243 W 099° 02.330
14T E 496717 N 4502205
Quick Description: Hammer Motel Sign - Kearney NE
Location: Nebraska, United States
Date Posted: 5/29/2012 2:53:53 PM
Waymark Code: WMEGY1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
Views: 3

Long Description:
A replica of the "Hammer Motel" has been placed in front of The Great Platte River Road Archway. The sign was replicated in honor of the Lincoln Highway Centennial coming up in 2013.

"Hammer Motel, a Kearney landmark no more

The Hammer Motel on the Lincoln Highway in Kearney, Nebraska, was famous for its sign topped by a giant hammer and three supporting poles made to look like big nails. Named for the Hammer family, it served travelers for decades before being demolished in 1995 for parking." source (visit link)


THE story below was posted on the kearneyhub.com:

"KEARNEY — A former Kearney icon has been replicated at the archway.

The Great Platte River Road Archway now displays a Hammer Motel sign, a replica of a much larger sign that once stood at the hotel on Highway 30 in west Kearney..... source
(visit link)
Where is original located?: Highway 30 and 19th Av

Where is this replica located?: Great Platte River Road Archway

Who created the original?: unknown

Internet Link about Original: http://www.kearneyhub.com/news/local/article_a7d06f86-ede4-11e0-aff6-001cc4c002e0.html

Year Original was Created (approx. ok): 1947

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