Edna Jacquelyn Stiles Kirkis
The Man who put the Lights along Route 66: Memories of James Harland Stiles
“It was our father who put the lights on Route 66 when America was beginning to find herself again.
He built a business in an era of American progress with light, paint, and design. His artistry lit up the highways with glowing, innovative signs. The gleam of his neon glass acted as a beacon for travelers searching for a good meal, or for respite at one of the new ‘motor hotels.’ “