Thursday, February 23, 2017

The TOO TALL Texas Tale of TWO TALL Signs ... From Bald Mountain to Hollywood Hills Mount Lee ... The "Blistering History" Edition ... (TASTE OF TEXAS PT.30)

Hollywood Sign, Welcome Sign

Mineral Wells, Texas sign built 1922 & Hollywood, California sign built 1923

This posting will serve as Part 30 of the "Taste of Texas" series of this journal/ blog. The posting is to look at the decades old Dallas- Fort Worth area story about the "Welcome" sign on Bald Mountain (relocated from East Mountain) in Mineral Wells (Palo Pinto County), which is a local landmark for the small town of around 17,000, west of Fort Worth. And the other more popular sign, which is very well known worldwide, is the "Hollywood" sign, located on Mount Lee in the Hollywood Hills. The Bald Mountain sign in Mineral Wells, was put up in 1922, and the Mount Lee sign in LA, was put up in 1923 ... and they both have similarities when viewing from the ground at the base of them, which I've viewed both over the years in person myself. It was popular at a time (early 1900's), for many folks around the country to visit Mineral Wells, for the mineral spring waters, many from Hollywood as well ... more below in the links. But for years, as the story goes, folks have had reason to believe in Mineral Wells, that the "Welcome" sign in their little town, is what inspired the "Hollywood" sign that went up the year after ... the reasons also below. However, as you can see below, the story continues, and I dont think anyone will ever really know, so this is up to the viewer to decide, not me, I'm gonna stay outta this shit ... heh, heh, heh, heh, heh {:-)

Word Out ....

***** WFAA / 8/ DFW: Did Hollywood steal its sign idea from Mineral Wells? ... (newsread/ video)

***** CURBED/ LA: Tiny Texas Town Likes to Say It Inspired the Hollywood Sign ... (newsread/ links to both sides, from Bald Mountain to Hollywood Hills/ Mount Lee)




**** Even similar post cards {:-)

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