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Arts and Culture
Nevada's story has been written in glowing, colorful neon lights for nearly a century. The vivid tubes were beacons for travelers and mavericks. They also spelled out optimism and illuminated the pioneering spirit of people across the state. As modern technology advances, what is happening to this ubiquitous symbol? Is there still a place for neon in the modern silver state? Holly Hutchings takes a look at Northern Nevada's Neon. Discover more below.

Explore Rural Nevada's Neon

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Sheila and Peter Laufer
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Check out rural Nevada's neon in the story map below.

As part of the "Sparked: Northern Nevada's Neon" series we are taking you on a visual road trip across rural Nevada to explore some of the states iconic neon signs. Images for this storymap were provided by Sheila and Peter Laufer, authors of Neon Nevada

Check out Hunting Neon In Rural And Urban Nevada, where Arts and Culture Reporter Holly Hutchings talks to Sheila and Peter Laufer about their process of documenting Nevada's neon over a 40 year period. 

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