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Holbrook Dairy Queen sign allowed to stay

Holbrook Dairy Queen sign allowed to stay

Less than two weeks ago, it was learned Dairy Queen wanted a franchise along Route 66 in Holbrook, Arizona, to replace its 50-year-old neon sign. Hundreds of preservationists launched a Change.org petition and called and emailed DQ headquarters in response,…

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Old Dairy Queen sign in Holbrook endangered

Old Dairy Queen sign in Holbrook endangered

A 50-year-old neon sign at a Dairy Queen restaurant along Route 66 in Holbrook, Arizona, is in danger from the chain’s corporate headquarters that wants to replace it with a more modern sign. David Heward, a Route 66 booster in Holbrook, wrote on…

Group formed to restore The Tropics sign

Group formed to restore The Tropics sign

A group of local leaders has been formed to restore The Tropics sign that once stood along Route 66 in Lincoln, Illinois. The committee includes those from Logan County Economic Development Partnership, Route 66 Heritage Foundation of Logan County, Logan County Alliance, Mount Pulaski Courthouse Foundation,…

Neon lights at Tower Theatre turned on again

Neon lights at Tower Theatre turned on again

  The neon lights of the Tower Theatre in Oklahoma City glowed with life for the first time in nearly five years Friday as a preview for its spring reopening as a performance venue and bars. The Associated Press reported: Scott Marsh,…

Jim Hinckley presentation will help neon-sign initiative

Jim Hinckley presentation will help neon-sign initiative

Author Jim Hinckley of Kingman, Arizona, has done his share of tours and presentations about the history of Route 66. However, at 5 p.m. Jan. 16, the proceeds from his “Armchair Tour Along Route 66 — The Main Street of…

New neon at Soul City in Tulsa

New neon at Soul City in Tulsa

Give credit where credit’s due — Soul City along 11th Street (aka Route 66) in Tulsa decided to go old-school with a new neon sign, and it succeeded. Soul City — which is a combination art studio, jewelry store, vintage…

Desert Motors in Victorville changes owners

Desert Motors in Victorville changes owners

The Desert Motors car dealership in Victorville, California, best known for its vintage neon sign along Route 66, recently changed owners for the first time in more than 60 years, according to the Victorville Daily Press. Not to worry, though.…

The glow of El Vado

The glow of El Vado

Maybe by the year 2017, we’ll get to see this again. Dan Uscian recently uploaded footage from June 1994 when the neon tubing of the historic El Vado Motel along Route 66 in Albuquerque still glowed brightly, including its memorably designed…

Amarillo’s Route 66 district honors police officers

Amarillo’s Route 66 district honors police officers

The Sixth Street Merchants Association in Amarillo, Texas, last week has added blue ribbons along its Route 66 signs to show support to the city’s police department, according to several media reports. According to KFDA-TV: Along with the sign decor,…

Pony Soldier Motel sign in Tucumcari removed

Pony Soldier Motel sign in Tucumcari removed

The big Pony Soldier Motel sign, the last vestige of a Route 66 motel in Tucumcari, New Mexico, demolished years ago, was dismantled this week for a new business project on the site. A photo of the sign’s dismantling was posted Thursday…

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