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Book review: “Route 66 Roadside Signs and Advertisements”

Book review: “Route 66 Roadside Signs and Advertisements”

“Route 66 Roadside Signs and Advertisements” leaves little doubt it exists primarily as an image-driven book. After all, you have to show all these neon signs, banners and billboards that made an indelible impression on generations of Route 66 travelers and…

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Signs to be added to downtown Route 66 alignment in Lincoln

Signs to be added to downtown Route 66 alignment in Lincoln

The city of Lincoln, Illinois, soon will add signs to direct travelers to a more-obscure 1926-1930 alignment through downtown. The Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway announced this week it worked with the city and the Illinois Department of Transportation to…

Anyone know about this neon sign?

Anyone know about this neon sign?

Do you recognize this “Hotel” neon sign that once stood on Route 66 in Illinois? If so, a collector of vintage and replica neon signs and a longtime Route 66 News reader in Texas wants to know about it. Michael…

Clocks being installed on Meadow Gold sign in Tulsa

Clocks being installed on Meadow Gold sign in Tulsa

The long-awaited clocks that were supposed to be placed on the top of the historic Meadow Gold sign in Tulsa were being installed Thursday. KOTV in Tulsa posted video of some of the installation: NewsOn6.com – Tulsa, OK – News, Weather,…

Construction of Barstow Route 66 signs to begin next month

Construction of Barstow Route 66 signs to begin next month

Construction of eight classic-car-themed Route 66 signs will begin within the next two weeks in Barstow, California. The Desert Dispatch newspaper reported the signs will place vehicles popular on Route 66 during the 1950s through the 1970s on a masonry base. The seven-foot-tall signs…

Neon returning to Grand Canyon Caverns

Neon returning to Grand Canyon Caverns

Grand Canyon Caverns near Peach Springs, Arizona, has commissioned an Oklahoma neon shop to fashion new neon signs for the longtime Route 66 attraction. Joel Rayburn of GlassBoy Studios in the Route 66 town of Arcadia, Oklahoma, is making the…

Cyrus Avery Court apartments inspired by 1950s

Cyrus Avery Court apartments inspired by 1950s

The newly refurbished and rechristened Cyrus Avery Court apartment complex in Tulsa takes its inspiration from nearby Route 66 and the 1950s. The property at 5223 E. 12th St. (map here) sits a block south of Route 66’s 11th Street and is named…

Several vintage signs soon will be restored in Kingman

Several vintage signs soon will be restored in Kingman

The Route 66 Association of Kingman has begun the restoration of several historic neon signs and created new signs for businesses in Kingman, Arizona. According to a recent news release from the association: Through a partnership with Legacy Signs, they…

Route 66 Commission wants more tourists in Tulsa

Route 66 Commission wants more tourists in Tulsa

The newly formed Route 66 Commission in Tulsa met for the first time Tuesday and vowed first to beef up tourism numbers. According to a report about the meeting from Tulsa Public Radio, less than 2 percent of Route 66…

Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program announces grants for 2016

Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program announces grants for 2016

The Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program, under the auspices of the National Park Service, announced its cost-share grants for 2016. This year, the program awarded eight cost-share grants totaling more than $103,000 — mostly for renovations or preservation of historic…

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