The pride of Redding! “Truly . . . ‘A VACATION FOR A NIGHT’” says the card. The card looks cool to modern eyes, until you take another look at the sign. It’s a bit of a mess. One too many stars. And the top star at night would float off to the side of the word MOTEL. What’s more, if she bounced one more time on the diving board, she’d cut her head wide open on the bottom of the P.

If you hit the Google Maps link on embed, you can go back in time and see the sign in its last days.