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Proposals for De Anza should be revealed by mid-March

Proposals for De Anza should be revealed by mid-March

Proposals to redevelop the historic but long-closed De Anza Motor Lodge in Albuquerque will be revealed sometime in mid-March, when the Albuquerque Development Commission reviews them. Richard Metcalf, commercial real estate columnist for the Albuquerque Journal, reports the proposals are…

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Route 66 conference in Edwardsville canceled

A Route 66 conferenceĀ slated for late October in Edwardsville, Illinois, has been canceled because of logistical challenges in organizing it, according to a news release sent Tuesday. Cheryl Eichar Jett wrote in the release: Unfortunately, it was too much of…

A glimpse at a water intake tower at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge

A glimpse at a water intake tower at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge

The director of Public Utilities in St. Louis offered a Fox2 reporter in St. Louis a rare inside look at one of the century-old water intake towers near the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge. The Old Chain of Rocks Bridge…

Travel Channel’s Route 66 episode of Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue

Someone has posted the Travel Channel’s 40-minute episode of the behind-the-scenes shoot on Route 66 from the recently released Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. The formatting of the video is a bit odd, but it at least is good quality. Of…

Swiss investor, hipsters may bring back Kingman’s downtown

Swiss investor, hipsters may bring back Kingman’s downtown

There’s been a lot of talk in recent years about bringing back the long-moribund downtown of Kingman, Arizona, part of which sits onĀ old Route 66. But Swiss investor Werner Fleischmann and a bunch of artists, hipsters and entrepreneurs may actually…

Route 66 Alliance co-founder ‘optimistic’ about Tulsa museum

The Fox23 television station in Tulsa devoted about four minutes last week to a free-wheeling report about the Route 66 Alliance trying to raise money to build that long-planned Route 66 Experience museum near the banks of the Arkansas River…

Tower Motel in Santa Rosa closes to overnight travelers

Tower Motel in Santa Rosa closes to overnight travelers

The historic Tower Motel along Route 66 in Santa Rosa, New Mexico, recently closed to overnight travelers and may reopen for long-term guests, according to a recent print edition of the Guadalupe County Communicator. The motel was across from the…

New paint job, sign unveiled for Cucamonga Service Station

New paint job, sign unveiled for Cucamonga Service Station

The appearance of the once-long-neglected Cucamonga Service Station in Rancho Cucamonga, California, has changed dramatically in recent weeks, including a bright yellow repainting and a replica of the Richfield gasoline sign that once stood atop the building that was unveiled…

Webb City residents donate money to preserve gas station

Webb City residents donate money to preserve gas station

Last fall, we reported Webb City, Missouri, was applying for a grant to preserve a 1920s gas station that’s just a block off Route 66 in downtown. The city was going to have to come up with its share of…

Senators reintroduce Mojave Trails National Monument proposal

Two U.S. senators from California have reintroduced the Mojave Trails National Monument proposal that would include Route 66 from west of Needles to just west of Ludlow, California. Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Sen. Barbara Boxer, both Democrats, introduced the Mojave…

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