Millet's Sign Company


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Millet's Sign Company

At the entrance of Fraser Drive into the Fraser Fields subdivision once stood the shop of one of Mesa's most prolific and talented sign makers: the Paul Millet Sign Company. Trained by Mesa's legendary Guerrero-Lindsey Sign Company after World War II, Millet and his team created numerous highway signs around Mesa, and also built neon signs for motels and other businesses throughout Arizona. His best-known creation is the Starlite Motel's famed Diving Lady, a unique animated creation that continues to greet motorists on Main Street after six decades. In addition to making signs that marked other motels, drive-in movie theaters (like west Mesa's Pioneer), and other highway landmarks, Millet's neighbor a few doors east on Main Street was Bill Johnson's Big Apple. This giant Millet creation, with its iconic steer and the bold invitation “Let's Eat” have reminded diners, travelers, and residents of one of the Valley's premier neon artists for over forty years.


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