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Joplin visitors-center idea may face wrecking ball

A nearly century-old gas station in Joplin, Missouri, envisioned as a Route 66 visitors center instead may┬ábe torn down, partly┬ábecause city councilors are balking at the site’s rehabilitation costs, according to the Joplin Globe. Joplin Convention and Visitors Bureau director…

Will Rogers-Route 66 short film is out

Will Rogers-Route 66 short film is out

Kirkpatrick & Kinslow Productions said it would have its short film promoting Will Rogers’ link to Route 66 out in August to help boost the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore, Oklahoma. The Tulsa-area based production company finished the project…

Mother Jones Monument restored

Mother Jones Monument restored

The 80-year-old Mother Jones Monument off Route 66 in Mount Olive, Illinois, was rededicated Saturday in front of a crowd of more than 300 people after the union activist’s grave was restored, according to the Peoria Journal-Star. More about the…

Test your ability to Hit the Road

Test your ability to Hit the Road

The folks in Atlanta, Illinois, unveiled a deceptively simple but unusual new attraction in their Route 66 town — a Hit the Road game modeled after an old strongman contest commonly seen at county fairs many years ago. The Hit…

New renderings of Sapulpa’s giant gas pump released

New renderings of Sapulpa’s giant gas pump released

New artist’s renderings were released Monday of the giant gas pump that will be built outside the Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum on Route 66 in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. Initial reports more than two weeks ago said the pump was…

Pacific landmark will reopen by early 2016

Pacific landmark will reopen by early 2016

The city of Pacific, Missouri, closed on its purchase of the historic Jensen’s Point on May 28 and is slated to reopen it to the public as a city park in February after some improvements, according to the Washington Missourian.…

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…

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