The Americana Motel opened in Tucumcari, New Mexico as the Desert Air Motel around 1935. Somewhere along the line, the names was changed, the lettering adapted, and the cactus on top of the sign was removed. This sign is probably from the 1950s. Still open today, it is located at 406 E Rt 66 Blvd. Photo by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.