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Bowling alley in Bloomington closes after 55 years

Bowling alley in Bloomington closes after 55 years

The AMF Circle Lanes bowling center near Route 66 in Bloomington, Illinois, closed Sunday after more than 55 years in business, according the Bloomington Pantagraph. Management didn’t explain the closure, but told the newspaper a decision was made to shutter it…

One way to repurpose an old sign

One way to repurpose an old sign

Steve Paulken, city manager for Winslow, Arizona, sent these photos of the old Moore’s Pawn & Trading sign along Route 66 in town being refurbished, thanks in part to a city program. Paulken wrote in an email: This sign has been here…

Big Texan Steak Ranch considers moving

Big Texan Steak Ranch considers moving

The Big Texan Steak Ranch in east Amarillo may move from the location it’s called home more for than 40 years, according to a big article in the Amarillo Globe-News. Co-owners Bobby and Danny Lee, sons of late Big Texan founder Bob Lee, told…

Gasconade River Bridge makes Missouri’s Most Endangered list

Gasconade River Bridge makes Missouri’s Most Endangered list

Route 66’s closed Gasconade River Bridge near Hazelgreen, Missouri, made Missouri Preservation’s Most Endangered Historic Places list for 2015. The Old Phillipsburg General Store in the Route 66 town of Phillipsburg, Missouri, also made the list. The annual list, announced Friday,…

Kingman building ‘welcome arch’ to its downtown

Kingman building ‘welcome arch’ to its downtown

Kingman, Arizona, is building a “welcome arch” across its downtown Beale Street, according to the Kingman Daily Miner. The arch would be installed as part of Kingman’s participation as a quarterfinalist in the America’s Best Communities contest in which $10…

Former cop pleads guilty to Tucumcari motel arson

A former police officer and another man pleaded guilty Friday to arson charges in burning down the closed Payless Inn on Route 66 and an abandoned house in Tucumcari, New Mexico, on Sept. 3, according to the Quay County Sun…

Lightning strike closes Santa Rosa restaurant for weeks

Lightning strike closes Santa Rosa restaurant for weeks

The historic Route 66 Restaurant in Santa Rosa, New Mexico, will be closed for weeks after a lightning strike destroyed the building’s electrical system, according to this week’s print edition of the Guadalupe County Communicator, based in Santa Rosa. The…

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