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Rocking R Motel
Burlington, KS
Photo courtesy Greg West

The neon lights up the road at the Rocking R Motel in Burlington, KS. It's hard to miss this neon sign, even with tired eyes after traveling the road for miles. 01-06



The Rudd Motel
Nowata, OK
Photo courtesy Greg West

The Rudd Motel features neon with a color scheme similar to the Rocking R above. The Rudd Motel is located in Nowata, OK. 01-06



Lincoln Motel
Chandler, OK
Photo courtesy Greg West

Route 66This sign for the Lincoln Motel is located off Route 66 in Chandler, OK. We saw it while taking a night drive from Wagoner, OK to Woodward, OK. From talking to a local, the sign has been there with the Motel since the late 50's. In speaking to the owner, word is the motel was built in 1939. The owner did not know the date of the sign, which appears to be 50's vintage. 12-06



New Motel
Yukon, OK
Photo courtesy Alan Culley

Route 66The word "new" really stands out on this marquee at the New Motel in Yukon, OK. Yukon is known as the home of a classic restorable Camaro. 07-07



Desert Hills Motel
Tulsa, OK
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Route 66The Desert Hills Motel is near the Rose Bowl and features a marquee that also lights up at night. Check out the cactus giving a sort of roadside wave to passersby that take the time to check out this place. The Desert Hills was built in 1953 and has been featured in several movies over the years.. 08-17



Oasis Motel
Tulsa, OK
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Route 66The Oasis Motel is indeed an oasis sighting when traveling along Route 66 in Tulsa. While many of the old roadside signage has disappeared over the years, the Oasis still stands as a reminder to what the busy roadside environment was like years ago. 08-17



Mayo Motor Inn
Tulsa, OK
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Here's the neon lit Mayo Motor Inn in Tulsa. The lettering on this 15 foot tall sign glows off the main drag in Tulsa.

The Mayo Motor Inn is a historic building that was designed by Leon B. Senter & Associates. The Mayo was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on August 26, 2008. For more information, see the Tulsa Preservation Commission website. 08-17












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