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Oklahoma may repair or replace railings on historic bridges

Mead & Hunt, an engineering and planning firm with offices nationwide, is working with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation on the possibility of repairing or replacing railings on historic bridges along the Route 66 corridor. Route 66 in Oklahoma is…

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Bob Waldmire exhibit planned in Walldog museum

Bob Waldmire exhibit planned in Walldog museum

An exhibit of the artwork and artifacts of late Route 66 artist Bob Waldmire will be in the Walldog Mural and Sign Art Museum in Pontiac, Illinois, by May, reported the Pontiac Daily Leader. The show, named the Bob Waldmire…

Boot Hill restaurant will be auctioned next month

Boot Hill restaurant will be auctioned next month

Boot Hill Saloon & Grill along Route 66 in Vega, Texas, will be auctioned Feb. 28 after owner Rory Schepisi said she suffered steep revenue losses. Schepisi made the announcement on Facebook on Monday: Well it’s official, the building that…

Kingman Club sign restored

Kingman Club sign restored

The owner of a soon-to-open craft beer and wine bar in downtown Kingman, Arizona, restored the famous Kingman Club neon sign and relighted it during a ceremony Saturday night. The House of Hops, which plans to open by summer, are…

Cyrus Avery’s grandson weighs in on merger

The Tulsa World published a follow-up to the merger Jan. 5 of the National Historic Route 66 Federation and the Route 66 Alliance into the U.S. 66 Highway Association. And look who was in a video made by the newspaper…

New Route 66 signs coming to Albuquerque

New Route 66 signs coming to Albuquerque

About a half-dozen new signs that join the Route 66 logo with a roadrunner will be installed in Albuquerque by the end of March, reported KRQE-TV in Albuquerque. The road runner, incidentally, is the state bird of New Mexico. The…

‘Blood money’ in Gallup

The Route 66 town of Gallup, New Mexico, long has been known as a place beset by many problems because of alcoholism in its Native American population. But this report in Indian Country Today, titled “Blood Money,” shows how deep and…

Applications for NPS cost-share grants are available

Applications for NPS cost-share grants are available

The Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program, administered by the National Park Service, announced this week that applications are available for its annual cost-share grants. Applications will be accepted through March 27. More about the program: The Route 66 Corridor Preservation…

State will inspect Gasconade River Bridge this week

State will inspect Gasconade River Bridge this week

Inspectors from the Missouri Department of Transportation will take a closer look at the historic but now-closed Gasconade River Bridge near Hazelgreen and see what can be done, said a MoDOT official Saturday at Route 66 Association of Missouri meeting…

A closer look at the police search of Stanley Marsh 3’s office

A closer look at the police search of Stanley Marsh 3’s office

With little fanfare last week, the Amarillo Globe-News posted online more than 350 photographs taken by police during a November 2012 search of Stanley Marsh 3’s 12th-floor office in downtown Amarillo. Police searched the office in the wake of sexual-abuse…

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