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New Mexico: Vintage signage, unexpected state( Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Times / June 27, 2013 )
I know, you thought the Sands was in Las Vegas. But anywhere you're surrounded by miles of desert, you're entitled to call your lodging the Sands. This cool old sign (I especially like the red arrow) looms over the modest town of Grants in western New Mexico. Taken in 2008.
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