Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Celebrate the Valley's Mother Road: Route 60

Tonight is very special indeed. We are celebrating our own famous Route.... not 66, but 60. As the car began to move folks around to Vegas or LA They would venture Grand Ave, Apache Rd. and Main Street in Mesa. Those weary travelers needed a place to stay and Route 60 responded by becoming our motel row. You can see what the stretch looked like by driving out through Mesa and seeing the motels with the great signs. Which bring us to the reason of this post. The Diving Lady, a sign that went up in 1960 to let every passerby know that the Starlite Motel had a special amenity a... POOL. This was before every hotel, motel and auto camp had the luxury of a swimming pool. The neon diving lady sign was a blown down in a wind storm in 2010 and
Charles Phoenix
found and saved by the Mesa Preservation Foundation. And tonight she officially get energized and will be diving again. Come out, join my friend Charles Phoenix and myself  and join us as we celebrate The Diving Lady and our history. 

What: Relighting the Diving Lady
Where: Starlite Motel, 2710 East Main Street, Mesa, AZ
When: Tuesday, April 2nd 6-8 with a brief program at 6:30
Cost: Free

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