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At the Paris Auto Show in 1910, 115 years ago, Neon Lighting was introduced for the first time.

Paris Motor Show

Frankly, I had no idea neon lighting was that old!  We associate it with the modern world, and 1910, well, that’s so last century!

George Claude, the Edison of France, was an inventor, engineer, and Nazi collaborator.  But, on the UP side, he did give us Neon lighting!

Georges_Claude_1926

Without him we’d be missing this…

Fremont street

…and this…

 

neon

…and how would we know were were

 

 

welcome

And we’d not have this…

 

Beaman

…or this…

Corvette sign

Yeah, he may have been a Nazi collaborator, but he did do time for it.

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