Lights on for Route 66 Neon Sign Park in Tulsa

Local officials on Tuesday evening threw the switch on three replicas of Route 66 motel signs at a new neon sign park on the west side of the Arkansas River in Tulsa. The Tulsa Route 66 Commission broadcast a live video on Facebook. You can see the entire 26-minute ceremony below. The magic occurs about … Continue reading Lights on for Route 66 Neon Sign Park in Tulsa

Route 66 neon sign park takes shape in Tulsa

In recent days, workers have installed three replicas of classic neon signs that once stood along Route 66 in Tulsa. Replicas of the Will Rogers Motor Court, Oil Capital Motel and Tulsa Auto Court signs were installed in a small park on the south end of the historic 11th Street Bridge that once carried Route … Continue reading Route 66 neon sign park takes shape in Tulsa

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

A look at Route 66 in 1985

This 1-hour, 42-minute documentary film from 1985, "Route 66," has been making the rounds on the Internet since it was uploaded it on YouTube a few days ago and Route 66 yahoogroup creator Greg Laxton posted it on Facebook. Roadies praise it because it provides the Mother Road's most comprehensive look just before U.S. 66 was … Continue reading A look at Route 66 in 1985