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Route 66 Association of Illinois launches redesigned website

Route 66 Association of Illinois launches redesigned website

The Route 66 Association of Illinois recently launched a redesigned version of its internet site. According to an email from the association this week, the website contains: Easier navigation to site content Emphasis on the association’s mission and how to…

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Funny or Die’s Overly Excited Tourist visits Victorville

Funny or Die’s Overly Excited Tourist visits Victorville

Ryan O’Flanagan, known as the Overly Excited Tourist for Funny or Die, recently visited the Route 66 town of Victorville, California, and produced a video of his misadventures. As you’ll find, the Overly Excited Tourist not only is excitable, but…

Spaceship to land at The Mill for its 88th birthday

Spaceship to land at The Mill for its 88th birthday

I never thought I’d write that headline. A spaceship made by the same man who crafted the World’s Largest Covered Wagon in Lincoln, Illinois, will make a special appearance Tuesday at The Mill museum for the Route 66 landmark’s 88th…

More about the Grand Canyon Cafe’s reopening

More about the Grand Canyon Cafe’s reopening

Flagstaff’s historic Grand Canyon Cafe reopened last week after an ownership change and months of remodeling. Naturally, longtime Route 66 travelers and regular customers wonder what changes are in store for a restaurant that will mark its 75th anniversary in…

Developers unveil De Anza Motor Lodge renderings in Albuquerque

Developers unveil De Anza Motor Lodge renderings in Albuquerque

Developers of the historic but long-closed De Anza Motor Lodge in Albuquerque on Tuesday showed off artist’s renderings of the upcoming project, which is expected to break ground in October and take about a year to complete. According to the…

Springfield’s north side inches closer to TIF district

Springfield’s north side inches closer to TIF district

The city of Springfield, Illinois, seems more likely to implement at tax-increment financing district on its declining north side — which features a prominent alignment of Route 66 — after a hearing on the matter last week. TIF districts are…

Spindles from old Carthage bridge likely will be sold

Spindles from old Carthage bridge likely will be sold

The limestone balusters, or spindles, of the now-destroyed old Missouri Highway 96 bridge near Carthage, Missouri, probably will be sold after the city instructed road crews to salvage them. Meanwhile, the new Missouri 96 bridge northeast of town is slated to…

Fence being installed on Colorado Street Bridge in Pasadena

Fence being installed on Colorado Street Bridge in Pasadena

Temporary fencing soon will be installed on the Colorado Street Bridge in Pasadena, California, to deter suicidal people from jumping off the historic span. According to a report Friday in the Pasadena Star-News: The 10-foot tall mesh barricades are going…

Route 66: The Road Ahead launches website, issues second-quarter report

Route 66: The Road Ahead launches website, issues second-quarter report

Route 66: The Road Ahead Partnership recently announced the launch of a new website, at route66roadahead.org. According to a news release from the nonprofit group: The purpose of the website is to assist in achieving the mission of the Road…

Cardinal Route 66 Memorial Park in Webb City dedicated

Cardinal Route 66 Memorial Park in Webb City dedicated

Dozens of residents gathered Thursday to dedicate the new Cardinal Route 66 Memorial Park on the east edge of Webb City, Missouri. The park sits on a formerly grubby triangle of land near Cardinal Scale Manufacturing Co., which was a…

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