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Route 66 part of Devore Interchange Project not quite finished

Route 66 part of Devore Interchange Project not quite finished

Friday marked the finish of a huge part of the $324 million Devore Interchange Project in Southern California. However, the part that would have reconnected a two-mile section of Route 66 for the first time in decades won’t be finished…

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“Small Frame” music video shot at Roy’s of Amboy

“Small Frame” music video shot at Roy’s of Amboy

The Los Angeles-based folk-rock band, Highland Kites, shot a video for its song, “Small Frame,” at the historic Roy’s complex on Route 66 in Amboy, California. Small Frame – Highland Kites from Aaron Cota on Vimeo. The shoot was done…

Joplin’s Jewish temple soon will mark its centennial

Joplin’s Jewish temple soon will mark its centennial

The United Hebrew Congregation of Joplin, Missouri, will hold an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. June 12 to mark the 100th anniversary of its uniquely designed Jewish temple, situated on Route 66. Historic Murphysburg Preservation Inc., a group…

A long-ago chat with Juan Delgadillo at the Snow Cap Drive-In

A long-ago chat with Juan Delgadillo at the Snow Cap Drive-In

Anthony Reichardt recently posted another video from the early 1990s, when he and a pal drove Route 66 in a 1959 Cadillac. In it, Reichardt chats with Juan Delgadillo, late owner of the Snow Cap Drive-In restaurant in Seligman, Arizona,…

Los Angeles may preserve ‘Green Book’ properties

Los Angeles may preserve ‘Green Book’ properties

Los Angeles and the Getty Conservation Institute are exploring the possibility of rehabbing and protecting about 50 properties once listed in the Negro Motorist Green Book. A few of the properties may be designated as L.A. Historic-Cultural Monuments, reported the Los Angeles Times. The…

The result from the photo session at the Meramec River Bridge

The result from the photo session at the Meramec River Bridge

On Saturday, Route 66 fans and preservationists were invited to the Route 66 State Park office near Eureka, Missouri, for a photo shoot at the Meramac River Route 66 Bridge for the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s “This Place Matters” campaign. Here is the…

Albuquerque adopts budget for Route 66 visitors center design

The Albuquerque City Council on Monday night passed a $526 budget that includes $1.45 million for a design of a Route 66 visitors center on the city’s west side. Councilors voted unanimously to approve the budget, reported the Albuquerque Journal.…

A story about Gay Parita station’s reopening

A story about Gay Parita station’s reopening

KYTV in Springfield, Missouri, aired a 2 1/2-minute feature on the Barbara Turner’s resurrection of the Gay Parita gas station on Route 66 west of Halltown, Missouri. The segment contains footage of the station’s late original owner and Barbara’s father,…

City buys Sprague Super Service station

City buys Sprague Super Service station

The city council of Normal, Illinois, on Monday night approved a deal for the purchase and maintenance of Terri Ryburn’s Sprague Super Service station on Route 66. Ryburn posted on her Facebook account shortly after the vote: Well, it’s official.…

Fuel 66 food-truck park being developed along Tulsa’s Route 66

Fuel 66 food-truck park being developed along Tulsa’s Route 66

Several food-truck owners in Tulsa were looking for a place to park and sell their offerings. They and other entrepreneurs hatched upon a solution with their Fuel 66 concept at the corner of Atlanta Avenue and 11th Street (aka Route…

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