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Tourists affix dozens of stickers on Gemini Giant of Wilmington

Tourists affix dozens of stickers on Gemini Giant of Wilmington

While tourists continue to visit the Gemini Giant in Wilmington, Illinois, despite the closing of the Launching Pad Drive-In restaurant in 2013, one new twist recently emerged — visitors slapping stickers on the iconic fiberglass figure. According to the Daily…

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The highs and lows of Williams, Arizona

The highs and lows of Williams, Arizona

Williams, Arizona, burgeons with tourists and few storefront vacancies along its downtown Route 66 corridor these days. Yet it also battles with long-term problems. The Arizona Daily Sun newspaper in nearby Flagstaff published a report on the renaissance of Williams…

The Tropics neon sign may return to Lincoln by spring 2018

The Tropics neon sign may return to Lincoln by spring 2018

The historic neon sign for the now-gone The Tropics restaurant in Lincoln, Illinois, may return to a parking lot at a McDonald’s along Route 66 by spring 2018. That scenario became more likely after the city approved an easement with Franchise…

Mural Fest 66 adds five murals to Miami in a few days

Mural Fest 66 adds five murals to Miami in a few days

Miami, Oklahoma, wanted to add some murals to brighten up the Route 66 town. Thanks to the inaugural Mural Fest 66 last month, it added five murals to the city during a weekend. Here’s a video of highlights from the…

A history of the Shaffer Spring Goldfish Bowl

Many people have visited the wondrous Shaffer Spring Goldfish Bowl on Oatman Road (aka Route 66) between Kingman and Oatman in western Arizona. However, many of you probably don’t know about the history of this bowl fed by a natural…

Photo deck dedicated for “Ship It on the Frisco” trestle

Photo deck dedicated for “Ship It on the Frisco” trestle

Shrewsbury, Missouri, last week dedicated a new photo deck so visitors can take a photograph of the historic “Ship It on the Frisco” train trestle that goes over Route 66 in the city. St. Louis Route 66 historian Norma Maret Bolin said the…

Neon sign returns to Kingman’s Route 66 for first time in nearly 70 years

Neon sign returns to Kingman’s Route 66 for first time in nearly 70 years

This week, a neon sign on Route 66 in Kingman, Arizona, that was taken down during the late 1940s was returned to the Mother Road in the same city where it was erected. Route 66 author Jim Hinckley explained in…

The first episode of “Jim Hinckley’s America — A Trek Along Route 66”

The first episode of “Jim Hinckley’s America — A Trek Along Route 66”

Promote Kingman recently released the first in what will be a series of videos called “Jim Hinckley’s America — A Trek Along Route 66.” The video by MyMarketing Designs was screened a few weeks ago in Kingman, Arizona, and it recently was embedded…

Why Carlinville has so many Sears homes

Why Carlinville has so many Sears homes

I’d long known the Route 66 town of Carlinville, Illinois, had a high concentration of Sears homes. But I’d never known exactly how many and why. KSDK-TV in St. Louis recently posted this story about Sears homes and Carlinville. And here’s…

Trump’s order to review national monuments ultimately may not mean much

Trump’s order to review national monuments ultimately may not mean much

President Donald Trump on Wednesday issued an executive order to review the designation of about two dozen national monuments since 1996, including the new Mojave Trails National Monument along Route 66 in Southern California. However, the order may not be…

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