Well, it COULD BE Arizona. The Western Motel on El Camino Real in Santa Clara opened in 1948. The Western sign, essentially a giant neon cactus, came about a decade later – in 1959. An excellent example of mid-century roadside architecture, better catch it soon as the motel property has been slated for the development of condos and the sign, as I have been told, is going to a private collector.
You know, we are great advocates of "rustic" decor, but western decor is our first love. Pieces like this, made from an entire old window frame would blend in really well with a western table, a cowhide, a horse lamp, and a multitude of other western decor choices from CCL Ranch Decor.com