Highways

Ten Historical Valentine Diners Across the US

During the mid-1930s Arthur Valentine, owner of a series of small cafes in the Wichita, KS area known as the “Valentine Lunch System” and an ex-car salesman originally from Illinois, purchased a prefabricated lunch building from the Ablah Hotel Supply Company in Wichita for one of his restaurants. Valentine was very impressed with the building …

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Highways

Highways and Byways

“Highways and Byways” is a section of the website where you can find all the blog posts devoted to anecdotes about businesses, past and present, that were/are located along (mainly) America’s highways and backroads. Here are all highway-related posts published on this website: Ten Historical Valentine Diners Across the US

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Neon/LED Signs

Texas Neon Companies

Being home to vibrant cities with thriving arts and entertainment scenes, a rich history of desolate backroad restaurants and gas stations, Route 66, and multiple businesses that have been utilizing neon signage and decorations since neon’s debut to the world a century ago, Texas is a true neon hotspot! The creation of these signs requires …

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Desert Hills Motel -Tulsa, OK

One of the most notable motels along Tulsa, OK’s stretch of the “Mother Road”, the Desert Hills Motor Court Motel has been a popular place for weary-eyed travelers to stay since 1953. The neon cactus sign in front of the motor court has becoming something of a local icon and the sign and motel have …

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Meadow Gold Milk Sign – Tulsa, OK

The Meadow Gold Milk Sign in Tulsa, OK is a classic Route 66 neon sign. From the 1930s through the 1970s, this sign advertised the Meadow Gold Milk dairy on which it was located and lit the way for countless nighttime travelers along Tulsa’s stretch of Route 66. Many a trucker, traveler, soldier, pedestrian, or …

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