“Yukon’s Best Flour” sign is restored June 29, 2013Posted by Ron Warnick in Events, Preservation, Signs.
The iconic “Yukon’s Best Flour” sign on top of the flour mill on Route 66 in Yukon, Okla., was glowing again Friday night during a relighting ceremony, according to KFOR-TV in nearby Oklahoma City.
The 42-by-55-foot sign reportedly is seen better than ever, because the lighting used is LED. Not only do LED bulbs last longer, but they’re dramatically more energy-efficient.
Yukon embarked on a successful $175,000 fundraiser to repair the sign. The letters on the sign were rebuilt because they were structurally “past their prime.” The video above shows some of the rusty old letters on display.
Reader Rick Martin emailed the photos you see in this post from the relighting ceremony.
The community also plans to refurbish the gigantic painted sign on the mill’s side that says “Yukon’s Best Flour.”
(Photos courtesy of Rick Martin)