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Barstow soon will get new Route 66 signs

Barstow soon will get new Route 66 signs

Barstow, California, soon will have classic car-themed Route 66 signs installed. The city council this week approved a $42,860 contract with Turner Signs and Graphics for the new signs. Councilors also approved a $111,360 budget for the overall sign project. According to…

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“Tucumcari Tonite” videos go live

Tucumcari Tonite, the website of the tourism department for the city of Tucumcari, New Mexico, uploaded three new videos Thursday. KC Keefer, who’s known in Mother Road circles for his Genuine Route 66 Life video series, directed and produced the videos. If you’ve…

Frog Rock officially added to federal geology site

Frog Rock officially added to federal geology site

Frog Rock, a painted formation on Route 66 near Wayneville, Missouri, officially was added to the Geographic Names Information System database this month. Frog Rock’s listing is here; it includes its global-positioning coordinates, a brief history, approximate location and the formation’s other…

Gay Parita memorial garden nearly finished

Gay Parita memorial garden nearly finished

Barbara Turner’s memorial garden for her late parents is nearly finished several months after she took over the Gay Parita gas-station site west of Halltown, Missouri. Barbara Turner announced her intentions to build the garden that would contain her parents’…

Figures at Barstow mural vandalized

Figures at Barstow mural vandalized

Wooden cutouts placed in front of one of the newest murals along Route 66 in Barstow, California, were vandalized last week. According to the Desert Dispatch newspaper: The mural is painted on the eastside portion of the Barstow Office Supply…

Gallup district placed on National Register

Gallup district placed on National Register

The Gallup Commercial Historic District in Gallup, New Mexico, that includes parts of Route 66 recently was designated to the National Register of Historic Places. The designation became effective June 21, according to an email this week from the National Park Service.…

New Route 66 Experience website offers look at the inside

New Route 66 Experience website offers look at the inside

The folks behind the proposed Route 66 Experience museum in Tulsa launched a new website for it this week — including artist’s renderings of a few exhibits. News releases in May 2015 revealed earlier renderings of the museum. Organizers — which include…

Anyone need a Muffler Man for their business?

If you own a Route 66 business that needs an eye-catching boost, the folks behind the “American Giants” documentary series are auctioning a 20-foot-tall Muffler Man. The fiberglass giant offered for sale is a Mr. Bendo / Paul Bunyon model. The…

Albuquerque Rapid Transit finds rough seas

The massive Albuquerque Rapid Transit project, slated to break ground next month, has run into a bunch of trouble in recent days. Albuquerque Rapid Transit, or ART, proposes to devote nine miles of two center lanes of Central Avenue (aka…

New Route 66 mural being painted in Barstow

New Route 66 mural being painted in Barstow

Artist Kathy Fierro and Main Street Murals now are painting a second Route 66 mural in downtown Barstow, California, that will be finished by the town’s Route 66 Festival in October. The mural will be at 108 E. Main St. (map here), reported The…

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