Kingman Visitor Center lights its new but retro-looking neon sign

The Kingman Visitor Center in Kingman, Arizona, held a ceremonial lighting Wednesday evening of its new but retro-looking neon sign that stands along Route 66. A 30-minute video was broadcast on Facebook Live that evening. The countdown to the lighting begins with about four minutes left: Local resident and author Jim Hinckley posted this photo: … Continue reading Kingman Visitor Center lights its new but retro-looking neon sign

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Tulsa gives on up on trying to save Brookshire Motel, will try to save sign instead

The Tulsa Route 66 Commission has given up trying to save the closed Brookshire Motel after a fire scorched it for the third time in 15 months. It instead will focus on trying to buy and preserve its neon sign. A man's body was found on the property after the latest fire last week. According … Continue reading Tulsa gives on up on trying to save Brookshire Motel, will try to save sign instead

New Route Historical 66 Village neon sign lights the sky in Tulsa

The Route 66 Historical Village in southwest Tulsa lighted its new neon sign a few days ago -- one of at least a dozen new or restored neon signs along the historic highway in that city. Tulsa-area resident Susan Yates shared this short video and another clip of the animated sign on Facebook. Here's a … Continue reading New Route Historical 66 Village neon sign lights the sky in Tulsa

Neon restorer, New Mexico Route 66 Association board member dies of COVID-19

Johnny Plath working on the motor of the rotosphere for El Comedor in Moriarty Johnny Plath, 68, a board member with the New Mexico Route 66 Association and a restorer of several historic neon signs along the route, died Friday after contracting the coronavirus. According to a news release Saturday from the association, Plath contracted … Continue reading Neon restorer, New Mexico Route 66 Association board member dies of COVID-19

Kingman Visitors Center will have lighting ceremony for its new sign on May 20

The Kingman Visitors Center in the Powerhouse Museum in Kingman, Arizona, will hold a lighting ceremony for its new neon sign on the evening of May 20. The ceremony will take place from 7 to 7:30 p.m. and will be streamed live on Facebook. The sign at 120 W. Andy Devine Ave. (aka Route 66) … Continue reading Kingman Visitors Center will have lighting ceremony for its new sign on May 20

New retro sign goes up at Josh Stout Gallery in southwest Tulsa

A new but retro-looking sign for Josh Stout Gallery lighted the night for the first time Tuesday evening in the Red Fork neighborhood just off Route 66 in southwest Tulsa. Stout, who specializes in creating sculptures and paintings, said in a telephone interview Tuesday he moved his gallery from his home in March into the … Continue reading New retro sign goes up at Josh Stout Gallery in southwest Tulsa

Newest neon sign lights up the sky on Tulsa’s Route 66

Yet another new neon sign -- the Tulsa Welding School -- is aglow along the 11th Street alignment of Route 66 in Tulsa. The Tulsa Route 66 Commission posted a photo of the new sign Thursday, just hours after Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios on Route 66 lighted its new signs. Here's another close-up of the … Continue reading Newest neon sign lights up the sky on Tulsa’s Route 66

Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios in Tulsa throws the switch on its new neon sign

Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios on Route 66 in Tulsa threw the switch on its new neon signs Wednesday evening during an event broadcast live on the internet because of the coronavirus pandemic. About 300 people tuned in on Facebook Live to watch the ceremony, which included honky-tonk music from Jacob Tovar and a documentary about … Continue reading Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios in Tulsa throws the switch on its new neon sign

Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios will light its new neon signs the evening of April 29

Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios on 66 in Tulsa will light its newly commissioned neon signs during a ceremony the evening of Wednesday, April 29. Sunset will be at 8:10 p.m. that day, though it may get dark earlier if it becomes overcast. The lighting will be streamed live on Facebook, and more details will be … Continue reading Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios will light its new neon signs the evening of April 29

Construction begins on Route 66 neon-sign park near 11th Street Bridge in Tulsa

Construction has started on a park on the west side of the historic 11th Street Bridge in Tulsa that will include a re-creation of three neon signs from long-gone Route 66 businesses. The Tulsa Route 66 Commission announced in mid-2016 it would install three re-created neon signs in Tulsa that were lost or destroyed after … Continue reading Construction begins on Route 66 neon-sign park near 11th Street Bridge in Tulsa