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Local effort to preserve Yoken’s sign gains momentum

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Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank is supporting an effort to restore and preserve the Yoken’s sign, a historic landmark, to its original condition and reinstall it on Route 1 in Portsmouth, N.H. For more than 50 years, the sign was the “go to” landmark for New Hampshire seacoast-area residents and tourists. Air Force pilots used the sign as a dependable landmark while flying into the former Pease Air Force Base. Motorists used it as a directional beacon. Visitors used the famous sign to identify Yoken’s Restaurant and conference center. The bank is asking community members to endorse the sign project by signing a petition; all costs associated with the restoration and preservation work will be paid for by the bank and 4 Amigos LLC of Hampton, N.H., the developer of the Yoken’s Commons retail block that sits on the site of the former Yoken’s restaurant. To learn more about how to support of the project, visit the “Save the Sign” Facebook page at

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