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Joplin barber shop likely to become gallery, visitors center

Joplin barber shop likely to become gallery, visitors center

An automotive artist from California may buy Dale’s Ole 66 Barber Shop in Joplin, Missouri, and turn it into a gallery and visitors center, according to the Joplin Globe. Len Nordmann of Lake Elsinore, California, wants to buy the property at 2312 Utica…

Restoration of Totem Pole begins

Restoration of Totem Pole begins

Two artists who hail from Tulsa recently began restoration of the top part of the main totem pole at Totem Pole Park, off Route 66 in Foyil, Oklahoma, according to KOTV. Margo Hoover and Erin Turner began using power washers…

Lebanon proposes $500,000 Route 66 park

Lebanon proposes $500,000 Route 66 park

The parks director of Lebanon, Missouri, unveiled a plan to build a $500,000, Route 66-themed park in the city that already has received a $25,000 commitment from the Laclede County Board. However, the parks board balked at the project’s price…

Totem Pole Park launches campaign for its restoration

Totem Pole Park launches campaign for its restoration

The directors of Ed Galloway’s Totem Pole Park near Foyil, Oklahoma, have launched a Kickstarter campaign to help restore the top half of the main, 90-foot-tall totem pole. According to KJRH-TV in Tulsa, the top half of the big totem…

Large Indian statue moved to Edmond

Large Indian statue moved to Edmond

A large bronze statue of American Indian chief Touch the Clouds that once graced the Houston Oilers’ stadium was purchased and moved to a spot this week along Route 66 in Edmond, Oklahoma. According to the Edmond Sun newspaper, the statue…

Artist restores his Route 66 mural in Webb City

John Biggs, who created in 1993 a large Route 66 mural on a building in downtown Webb City, Missouri, has restored the landmark, according to the Joplin Globe. The mural on the Bruner Pharmacy building at Main and Daugherty streets…

Another museum opens in Pontiac tomorrow

Another museum opens in Pontiac tomorrow

The long-planned Museum of Gilding Arts in downtown Pontiac, Illinois, opens to the public for the first time at 9 a.m. Saturday, according to a news release from Pontiac Tourism. The museum is at 217 N. Mill St. (map here)…

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