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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…

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…

Albuquerque plans to upgrade city neon signs to LED

Albuquerque plans to upgrade city neon signs to LED

Deep in a KRQE-TV story about the City of Albuquerque’s Route 66-themed signs — including the archways over Central Avenue — is this item — the city eventually will upgrade them to LED. Apparently neon owned by the city has…

KY3’s reporter’s Route 66 videos

In recent weeks, Paul Adler, a reporter for the KY3 television station in Springfield, Missouri, traveled Route 66 from Santa Monica to help promote the town’s Birthplace of Route 66 Festival and broadcast a bunch of on-the-scene segments. Adler in…

Painted Desert Inn may serve ice cream, baked goods

Painted Desert Inn may serve ice cream, baked goods

The historic Painted Desert Inn in the Petrified Forest National Park in eastern Arizona soon may partly go back to its original purpose as an eating place if the National Park Service has its way. For the first time in…

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