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Route 66 Gateway on Tulsa’s west side dedicated

Route 66 Gateway on Tulsa’s west side dedicated

A ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday marked the completion of one of the Route 66 Gateways on the west side of Tulsa. The main Gateway structure had been finished for months, but the concrete kiosks that explain the region’s history had been…

Wife of Gary Turner dies

Lena Turner, who was married to Gay Parita Sinclair station owner Gary Turner for more than 50 years, died Monday at age 72 — less than six months after her husband died. The Springfield News-Leader posted a full obituary a…

More Genuine Route 66 Lives

KC Keefer recently uploaded a few more videos as part of his Genunine Route 66 Life series. Here is Bob Russell, mayor of Pontiac, Illinois, who personally greets many Route 66 travelers as they arrive in downtown Pontiac. The clip…

Pontiac looks at how to draw millennial tourists

Pontiac looks at how to draw millennial tourists

The city of Pontiac, Illinois, is doing a great job attracting tourists from the baby-boom generation because of its Route 66 and other museums. But, according to the Pontiac Daily Leader, the city now is investigating how to draw tourists…

A closer look at the Route 66 Experience design

A closer look at the Route 66 Experience design

A few hours after I filed the story about the impending announcement Wednesday about the Route 66 Experience museum complex in Tulsa, I received architect renderings of the building that’s set to open sometime in 2018. As you can see,…

Developer appeals city’s decision for De Anza project

Developer appeals city’s decision for De Anza project

A developer that finished second in bids to redevelop the historic De Anza Motor Lodge in Albuquerque is appealing the city’s choice for the project, according to the Albuquerque Journal. Jerry Landgraf of De Anza Co., which proposed converting the…

Tulsa Route 66 museum’s opening finally has a date

Tulsa Route 66 museum’s opening finally has a date

The Route 66 Experience museum near┬áthe banks of the Arkansas River in Tulsa has been in the planning stages for more than a decade. Now, according to the Tulsa World, the city will announce plans later today to have what…

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