photo by Fred Bear Sr., Half of the sign on the Hotel Pioneer shut down the night of Dec. 19, 1970 when 28 people died in a fire that raged through the downtown building. A documentary film commemorating the event is titled “Hot Pion,” named for the neon sign atop the hotel.

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