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Grant sought for new roof on Navajo County Historic Courthouse

Grant sought for new roof on Navajo County Historic Courthouse

Navajo County will submit a cost-share grant application to help pay for new roof on its historic courthouse in Holbrook, Arizona, according to the The Tribune-News. The application for $30,000 is through the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program. If awarded,…

Chicago’s Willis Tower sold for $1.3 billion

Chicago’s Willis Tower sold for $1.3 billion

Chicago’s iconic Willis Tower, still called the Sears Tower by many Windy City residents, was sold for $1.3 billion to New York investment firm Blackstone Group last week. The price tag for the 110-story building — the second-tallest in the…

The Mill is launching an online campaign to finish restoration

The Mill is launching an online campaign to finish restoration

The nonprofit Route 66 Heritage Foundation of Logan County has launched an IndieGogo campaign to finish the restoration work on The Mill landmark along Route 66 in Lincoln, Illinois. The group wants to raise $93,000 to build a new restroom…

Galena will sell bricks for downtown revitalization phase

Galena will sell bricks for downtown revitalization phase

Galena, Kansas, soon will begin to brick-selling campaign for the second phase of a downtown revitalization program along its stretch of Route 66. According to the Joplin Globe: According to City Council member Ashley Qualls, the approximate cost to complete…

A closer look at the Round Barn

A closer look at the Round Barn

Discover Oklahoma uploaded this video a few days ago exploring the historic Round Barn in Arcadia, Oklahoma. I’m glad to see Mr. Sam make a prominent appearance. The historic sites are important to Route 66, but so are the colorful…

El Garces now open for tours

El Garces now open for tours

El Garces, the former Harvey House in Needles, California, now is open for guided tours after a long and expensive rehabilitation in recent years. A reader passed along a new flyer that advertises tours for $5 per person. All money…

Route 66 remains a big draw in Kingman

In a story about Route 66 in Kingman, Arizona, the Daily Miner newspaper unearthed some interesting data from a survey conducted in 2011. The story contains a lot of anecdotal information from owners of gas stations, restaurants and motels on…

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