SignEdge: Bloody Mess in Holbrook, AZ

Many towns in the United States and probably around the world have streets with clever names. A few that come to mind quickly from my area of the globe, i.e. Cave Creek, AZ are …


Ho Hum Road

and


Lucky Land

While Ho Hum, Easy and Lucky are “cute” and unusual names for streets and roads, on a recent trip to the Petrified Forest and Painted Desert National Park we witnessed something less cute, but just as interesting in Holbrook, AZ. Low and behold, there was a street just prior to crossing over the railroad tracks that had a very morbid name.

Lucky Land

ucket of Blood St. - Map
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How the Bucket of Blood St. received its name is not that clear. There are a couple of theories on the Internet. The most popular explanation perhaps, dates back to the late 1800s when Holbrook was a rough and tumble gunslinging town with gambling, prostitution and lots of violence.

Apparently Terril’s Cottage Saloon played host to a tremendous gunfight after which the floor was so covered with blood that it nearly filled a bucket. From that point forward the emporium became known as the Bucket of Blood Saloon.

The saloon survived as Route 66 became a popular thoroughfare and it eventually evolved into a roadside attraction in the 20th century. The saloon no longer exists, but the street name serves as a reminder of Holbrook’s notorious past.

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SignEdge: Giddy-up




“For slow riders, we have slow horses. For fast riders we have fast horses. For riders who have never ridden, we have horses who never been ridden.””

 
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SignEdge: My Garage, Shhhh!




“Joseph’s Garage –What happens in the garage, stays in the garage.”

 
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SignEdge: A life with Joe – Coffee 3




“A day without coffee is like… I’m kidding, I have no idea!”


Our local Kroger grocery store has signs on their bulk coffee dispensers and as someone who really, really enjoys his morning coffee, I appreciate the sentiments!

 
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SignEdge: Employees Wash Your Hands




“Employees must wash hands.
If an employee is not available, feel free to wash your own hands.”

 
“Employees must wash hands. If an employee is not available, feel free to wash your own hands.”

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SignEdge: Did You Ever Work Here?

While browsing in a local store among a group of signs, refrigerator magnets and other interesting sundries, the desk accessory below caught my eye. I have never worked in a place with this characteristic, but I have heard such places described.




“You don’t have to be crazy to work here, we’ll train you.”

 
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SignEdge: Western Attitude

Living in the N. Phoenix area, we still have many people who love their horses and a fair number who have maintained that “cowboy attitude.” Last week I attended the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show sponsored by the Arabian Horse Association of Arizona.

I had no idea of what to expect. I had never been to a horse show before. For someone not involved with horses, although I do like them, the array of vendors proved almost as fascinating.

Many things stood out as I walked the aisles, but I particularly liked some of the signs and this one seemed to exude that old west cowboy attitude.




“Due to the high cost of ammunition, we will no longer fire a warning shot.”

 
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SignEdge: A life with Joe – Coffee I


Coffee is a cup of hope in a world full of Mondays
Coffee is a cup of hope in a world full of Mondays

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SignEdge: What Did They Do For a Klondike Bar?


I'm ashamed of what I did for a Klondike bar
I’m ashamed of what I did for a Klondike bar

 

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SignEdge: Puns Gone Wild at Indian Hills CC

Someone at the Indian Hills Community Center (5381 Parmalee Gulch Rd, Indian Hills, CO 80454) has an interesting sense of humor. They come up with clever, punny signs that sit by the side of the road and distribute smiles to passing travelers. The sign below is just one example


My
My mood ring is missing and I don’t know how I feel about that.

 
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