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El Vado Motel to reopen in December; De Anza in 2019

El Vado Motel to reopen in December; De Anza in 2019

The long-simmering restoration of Albuquerque’s historic El Vado Motel is slated to reach completion by December, when it reopens as a boutique motel with local-beer taproom, retail store, mixed-income housing and food pods. The city had hoped to have it open…

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Butch Breger, longtime caretaker of the Round Barn of Arcadia, dies

Ernest Lee “Butch” Breger, longtime caretaker of the historic Round Barn in Arcadia, Oklahoma, died Tuesday at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was 74. Breger also was part of the original Over the Hill Gang that helped restore the…

Group to begin fundraising to restore Gasconade River Bridge

Group to begin fundraising to restore Gasconade River Bridge

An Iowa-based preservation group reached an agreement with the Missouri Department of Transportation for the nonprofit to begin fundraising efforts to eventually restore the closed Gasconade River Bridge near Hazelgreen, Missouri. North Skunk River Greenbelt Association, aka Workin’ Bridges, based…

Miles of Possibility news conference to introduce Launching Pad Drive-In’s new owners

Miles of Possibility news conference to introduce Launching Pad Drive-In’s new owners

On Tuesday, Tully Garrett and Holly Barker officially bought the long-closed Launching Pad Drive-In in Wilmington, Illinois, and its iconic Gemini Giant fiberglass statue. On Friday, the couple will be introduced as the Route 66 restaurant’s new owners during a…

New Route 66 mural goes up in Lexington

New Route 66 mural goes up in Lexington

With the help of a local teenager, the Route 66 town of Lexington, Illinois, boasts a new mural that pays tribute to the Mother Road. Karen Wingo, owner of the Thrift Avenue store at Main Street and Route 66 in…

Jubelt’s in Litchfield to mark 95 years this weekend

Jubelt’s Bakery and Restaurant along old Route 66 in Litchfield, Illinois, will mark its 95th year with giveaways and specials this weekend. According to The Journal-News: Jubelt’s will be giving away 95 prizes over three days and offering $.95 price…

A closer look at Uranus, Missouri

A closer look at Uranus, Missouri

Louie Keen, fresh off his successful bid to make the Guinness Book of World Records, recently was featured in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch because of the success and growth of his Uranus Fudge Factory complex off Route 66 near St.…

David Clark to lead Chicagoland tour after Miles of Possibility conference

David Clark to lead Chicagoland tour after Miles of Possibility conference

David Clark, aka the Windy City Road Warrior, on Saturday will lead InSites to Go’s Saturday Night Sunset tour on Route 66 between Joliet, Illinois, and Chicago after the Route 66 Miles of Possibility conference in Joliet concludes. According to a…

Street repairs uncover Route 66 bricks in Oklahoma City

Street repairs uncover Route 66 bricks in Oklahoma City

A history buff discovered a street-widening project along Kelley Avenue in Oklahoma City uncovered long-forgotten bricks used along that alignment of Route 66. Area resident Tony Emig stumbled onto the bricks while in traffic, reported KWTV: “I was looking at…

City of Pacific closes deal to buy Red Cedar Inn

City of Pacific closes deal to buy Red Cedar Inn

The city of Pacific, Missouri, recently completed its purchase of the closed Red Cedar Inn restaurant and will reopen it as visitors center, history museum and genealogy center sometime next year. The Washington Missourian reported the city paid $290,000 for…

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