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Galena needs volunteers to help plant trees on Route 66

Galena needs volunteers to help plant trees on Route 66

A few weeks ago, we told you about a Dutch arborist who was helping the Route 66 town of Galena, Kansas, plant trees, using the Groasis Waterbox method, in the city’s rugged soils degraded by decades of lead mining. Beginning at…

Company offers to fix Albuquerque signs for free

Company offers to fix Albuquerque signs for free

A company has offered the City of Albuquerque a way to repair its malfunctioning neon archway lights on Central Avenue, aka Route 66, at no cost, according to a report by KOAT-TV. Other media outlets in Albuquerque reported last week the…

Grants / Milan airport building added to National Register

Grants / Milan airport building added to National Register

A 1953 flight service station building at the Grants / Milan Municipal Airport in New Mexico this month was added to the National Register of Historic Places after three years of restoration. The building, part of the Western New Mexico…

Amarillo’s Blue Front Cafe goes up for sale

Amarillo’s Blue Front Cafe goes up for sale

The Blue Front Cafe, a breakfast-and-lunch fixture along Amarillo’s Sixth Avenue (aka Route 66) for at least 60 years, is being put on the market for $225,000. The restaurant at 801 Southwest Sixth Ave. is listed by the Gaut-Whittenberg-Emerson real-estate firm…

Senator urges executive order to create Mojave Trails National Monument

Senator urges executive order to create Mojave Trails National Monument

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California has asked President Obama to bypass Congress and create the Mojave Trails National Monument in Southern California that would encompass Route 66 from the edge of Needles to Ludlow. Feinstein sent a letter Aug.…

Pontiac shield featured on cover of National Geographic Route 66 calendar

Pontiac shield featured on cover of National Geographic Route 66 calendar

The giant Route 66 shield mural featured on the back of the Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum in Pontiac, Illinois, is the cover image of the 2016 Route 66 wall calendar published by National Geographic. The cover…

Random stabbings in Bloomington include German tourist

Two people were stabbed Wednesday in downtown Bloomington, Illinois, in what police described as a random attack. One of the victims was a German tourist who was visiting the city’s Route 66 visitors center amid a Route 66 trip. According…

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