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Ray’s Neon Sign

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Ray’s Neon Sign

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This Roadside Gallery blog is about Ray’s Neon Sign, the Tavern with the arrow neon sign in Green River, UT. Ray’s Tavern established in 1943 and is still going strong today. Ray’s Neon Sign is still intact and lights up bright every evening.

Owner Cathy Gardner bought the Tavern 20 years ago, and it’s been a thriving burger joint ever since. The cosy atmosphere of Ray’s Tavern makes customers feel relaxed and have a nice time. The positive aspect of this place is the staff is energetic.

The menu is up on a board very simple but delish. My boss recommended this place as I was traveling thru to Kanab, this was a popular stop for him and his motorcycle buddies as they traveled on their Harley’s across Utah.  The daytime photo of Ray’s Neon Sign was taken over 25 years ago as photographer Martin Garfinkel was passing through most likely on his Harley motorcycle. He rants about how good the pork chops and baked potatoes are like who even has that on their menu anymore. How he describes it Ray’s Tavern has not changed much at all. The food here is outstanding all fresh homemade cooking.

As I was sitting there and eating my cheeseburger and hand cut fries you notice all the t-shirts on the walls. I wasn’t sure but just thought they sold them. On the walls, they feature around 170 t-shirts of outdoorsy activities and groups. People for all over leave their t-shirt to be displayed, like how neat is that I love uniqueness.

Most of the neon signs that Roadside Gallery blog about are long gone part of a bygone era, but Ray’s Neon Sign is still there and lights the street up at night. Neon signs are making a come back but not built like the old ones with the metal nowadays they are plastic and hang from a window in the establishment. Neon signs are part of our American history, and this photographer is capturing that for us to show generations to come.