Neon relighting ceremony for Gearhead Curios in Galena set for April 24

The Route 66 Association of Missouri on Sunday announced a date of April 24 for the neon relighting at Gearhead Curios in Galena, Kansas. The new neon will involve several elements at the former Texaco gas station: Around dusk approximately 6:30PM on April 24th we will "flip the switch" and light beautiful red TEXACO and … Continue reading Neon relighting ceremony for Gearhead Curios in Galena set for April 24

Route 66 Association of Missouri raising money for neon project in Galena

The Route 66 Association of Missouri is raising money and matching funds for a campaign to bring back neon lighting at the former Texaco gas station that is Gearheads Curios in Galena, Kansas. Association President Rich Dinkela outlines the campaign in this video: The association will match funds up to $2,500, with the goal of … Continue reading Route 66 Association of Missouri raising money for neon project in Galena

Ed Klein preserving the long-closed Ella’s Frontier Trading Post

Ed Klein, best-known for his Route 66 World website, announced he and other friends have taken steps to preserve the long-closed Ella's Frontier Trading Post in Joseph City, Arizona. Klein, who's received the blessings of property owners Gary and Carolyn Rice, explains what is happening there: https://youtu.be/xj8L7s55XXY Klein also received assistance from the owners of … Continue reading Ed Klein preserving the long-closed Ella’s Frontier Trading Post

Historic Eagle Rock theater in Los Angeles to reopen, along with new video store

The historic Eagle Theatre in the Eagle Rock neighborhood of Los Angeles eventually will reopen with an attached video store after fundraising efforts for the project are completed. The Vidiots Foundation is raising money for the theater's refurbishment. Vidiots also will open a store there with 50,000 DVDs and Blu-ray discs for rent. KABC-TV in … Continue reading Historic Eagle Rock theater in Los Angeles to reopen, along with new video store

Museum Club of Flagstaff lands a new owner, will reopen “soon”

The Facebook account for the closed Museum Club of Flagstaff, Arizona, announced it had landed a new owner and would reopen "soon" after going on an indefinite hiatus last month. Here's the announcement: https://www.facebook.com/themuseumclub/posts/10159291435796085 Contacted through Facebook Messenger, the page's administrator said: "I haven't received authorization to release names yet, just the announcement it will … Continue reading Museum Club of Flagstaff lands a new owner, will reopen “soon”

An enormous project might replace or obscure Yukon’s Best Flour sign and mill

A huge project proposed in Yukon, Oklahoma, has sparked concerns it might eliminate or cover up the large "Yukon's Best Flour" sign and its accompanying mill along Route 66 in Yukon, Oklahoma. The Yukon Technology Center project has drawn opposition from at least one business owner in Yukon who says it would change the look … Continue reading An enormous project might replace or obscure Yukon’s Best Flour sign and mill

Forrest Nelson, a longtime clerk and friendly face at Old Riverton Store, dies at 98

Forrest R. Nelson, a longtime friendly clerk at Old Riverton Store in Riverton, Kansas, and the father of the store's owner, died Wednesday at a nearby hospital. He was 98. The store announced Nelson's death on its Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/oldrivertonstore/posts/4999077243498569 Nelson was a World War II veteran in Europe and spent nearly 40 years as … Continue reading Forrest Nelson, a longtime clerk and friendly face at Old Riverton Store, dies at 98

Gearhead Curios in Galena plans to add neon lighting by April

The owners of Gearhead Curios along Route 66 in Galena, Kansas, said on social media Thursday they plan to install neon lighting at their former gas station by April 21. The social media post included a rendering of the neon added to an existing photo of the site: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1124595541308380&id=550734662027807 Gearhead Curios said anyone who wants … Continue reading Gearhead Curios in Galena plans to add neon lighting by April

Additional elaborate neon signs planned at Uranus Missouri complex

Louie Keen, the self-proclaimed "mayor" of the Uranus Missouri complex near St. Robert, Missouri, said he's planning to commission additional and elaborate neon signs there and is soliciting contractors for those projects. The signs would be on the west wall of the fudge factory, plus the miniature golf course and the hamburger and ice cream … Continue reading Additional elaborate neon signs planned at Uranus Missouri complex

16th neon sign finished by Tulsa’s Route 66 Neon Sign Grant Program

Tulsa last week saw its 16th neon sign lighted with the help of the city's Route 66 Neon Sign Program. The latest beneficiary is Justin Thompson Catering, which is near 11th Street (aka Route 66) and Lewis Avenue. Here's a Facebook post by the Tulsa Route 66 Commission that shows it: https://www.facebook.com/Tulsa66Commission/posts/800029263880137 The other recipients … Continue reading 16th neon sign finished by Tulsa’s Route 66 Neon Sign Grant Program