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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Wendover, Nevada/Utah


Wendover Will

63 feet tall (90 feet including his pedestal) Wendover Will greeted travelers as they arrived at the Nevada/Utah state line.  When the Stateline Casino changed hands the new casino owners felt they didn't need Will anymore and he was junked.  The Nugget gave Will to the city of West Wendover (a couple miles down the road) where he was restored and given his new place to stand.  A big ribbon cutting ceremony was held on June 9, 2005 for Will.  At night he is lit up by 1,184 feet of neon while his left arm moves up and down.  I guess Will needs to rest his arm during the hot daytime hours.

We have Utah and Wyoming yet to get through before we reach the Great Plains and the fun stuff really begins.


10 comments:

  1. That's a tall cowboy! Can't wait to see the rest of the photos from your trip...

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  2. he's an awful lot like our 'big tex' - mascot of the state fair of texas. :)

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  3. It's good to know they found a nice place for him. ;-)

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  4. Will is very interesting too. :)

    Felicia

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  5. Ha! That's so Americana! A friendly face at that!

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  6. That is awesome. I would love to see it all lit up.

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