Tag Archives: Route 66

El Rancho Grande neon sign ceremony

26 Aug

Join Modern Tulsa Wednesday, August 26th at 7:30 as we celebrate the El Rancho Grande neon sign restoration. Come meet and mingle with other Modern-Junkies as we enjoy 1/2 price margaritas and appetizers. El Rancho Grande is Tulsa’s only remaining authentic Route 66 eatery. In the same location since 1953, its iconic neon sign has faithfully advertised “Tulsa’s Grandest Tex-Mex Tradition”.

Come find out about upcoming Modern Tulsa events and how you can get involved. Hope to see you there!


Meadow Gold Sign Resurrected

8 Apr

The Meadow Gold Sign is finally going back up! This has been both a Tulsa and Route 66 icon since the 1930’s and will be here for years to come thanks to the TFA. I am appreciative of their efforts and think this will be a nice addition to the 11th Street area as well.

Meadow Gold Sign Returns To Tulsa’s Route 66
By Rick Wells, newson6.com

TULSA, OK — There are 24 miles of historic Route 66 running through Tulsa. Along it are bits and pieces of our history. One of those bits and pieces has been restored and is being re-erected along the historic pathway.

It is a new home near 11th and Quaker for the Meadow Gold Milk sign that lit-up the corner of 11th and Lewis along historic Route 66 for decades.

“Everyone who’s been involved in this sign is just happy this day has finally come, when the sign parts and letters are finally going back up,” said Lee Anne Ziegler.

It took a long time, longer than anyone thought it would to get the sign back up.

In the 1930’s, Meadow Gold put it up atop a small building at 11th and Lewis. It was a beacon along Route 66 until sometime in the 1970’s.

“It’s more than just a sign, it lives in people’s hearts and memories it truly is a landmark,” said Lee Anne Ziegler.