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Over half of balusters from Carthage bridge are sold

Over half of balusters from Carthage bridge are sold

Over half of the 100 limestone balusters salvaged from the now-demolished Highway 96 (aka Route 66) bridge in Carthage, Missouri, were sold for $250 apiece. Dozens of the balusters were purchased within 30 minutes — mostly by locals — when…

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City of Pacific agrees to buy Red Cedar Inn

City of Pacific agrees to buy Red Cedar Inn

The city of Pacific, Missouri, agreed earlier this month to buy the historic but long-closed Red Cedar Inn restaurant along Route 66 for an undisclosed price. The real-estate deal will close Friday, reported the Washington Missourian newspaper. In discussion, City…

Fire damages Paradise Motel in Tucumcari

Fire damages Paradise Motel in Tucumcari

Fire heavily damaged the main office building and one room Friday afternoon at the long-closed Paradise Motel on the western edge of Tucumcari, New Mexico. The fire didn’t damage the motel’s distinctive neon sign, its garage or much of the…

Tucumcari Motel sign emerges from the ashes

Tucumcari Motel sign emerges from the ashes

The last time most people saw the old Tucumcari Motel sign near downtown Tucumcari, New Mexico, the long-closed business was destroyed by a suspected arson fire about three years ago. Because it stood about 20 feet from the building, the…

A running holiday on Route 66

A running holiday on Route 66

Salomon TV recently uploaded this well-produced video of ultra-marathon runner Max King taking what he described as a “running holiday” on Route 66 in California, Arizona and New Mexico. Salomon TV describes itself as providing¬†“the best outdoor content, directly to…

Is Route 66 immune from the international travel slump?

Is Route 66 immune from the international travel slump?

Fewer international travelers came to the United States during the first quarter of 2017. But two Route 66 landmarks that keep visitor records reported stable or higher numbers for the year to date over the previous year. U.S. Department of…

Dozens protest plan to demolish Classen Circle

Dozens protest plan to demolish Classen Circle

Representatives from Braum’s got an earful from dozens of people Monday night who protested the Oklahoma company’s plan to demolish historic Classen Circle in Oklahoma City to make way for one of its restaurants. However, Braum’s reps said the company…

George Strait concert booked in Tulsa with a Route 66 twist

George Strait concert booked in Tulsa with a Route 66 twist

The BOK Center in Tulsa announced Monday that country-music superstar George Strait would perform a concert there June 2, 2018. But it’s not just any concert. Strait retired from touring a few years ago and plays only a handful of…

Interior Secretary recommends no changes to Mojave Trails National Monument

Interior Secretary recommends no changes to Mojave Trails National Monument

Ryan Zinke, the U.S. Secretary of the Interior, recommended shrinking six national monuments after a review ordered by President Donald Trump. But the Mojave Trails National Monument wasn’t one of them, nor did Zinke recommend any other changes to the…

Co-owner of Irv’s Burgers in West Hollywood dies

Co-owner of Irv’s Burgers in West Hollywood dies

Sean Hong, co-owner of irv’s Burgers in West Hollywood, California, died Sept. 3 of an unexpected medical issue. The death led to the temporary closing of the Route 66 restaurant until Sept. 25, according to a post on the restaurant’s…

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