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Jedlicka's neon saddlery sign sees its last sunset from De La Vina Street

Carriage Museum now houses iconic western sign

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Friday brought an end of an era for Santa Barbarans, especially longtime equestrian lovers.

Jedlicka's iconic neon sign, a brown saddle embossed with white daisies and neon letters spelling out SADDLERY, was removed from the post it hung from for decades above De La Vina Street.

Owner, Josiah Jenkins, sent photos to the KEYT newsroom showing a large, red crane as it brought the sign down from the recently closed saddlery shop.

From there, a three-mile proverbial ride into the sunset on a white truck but not necessarily put out to pasture.

"It will be refurbished and put on display at the Carriage Museum, Downtown Santa Barbara," Jenkins said.

The Carriage and Western Art Museum is located on Castillo St. near Pershing Park.

Jedlicka's Saddlery Shop remains open at the family's Los Olivos location.

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