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Ground broken for Cardinal Route 66 Memorial Park

Ground broken for Cardinal Route 66 Memorial Park

Area officials broke ground Friday for Cardinal Route 66 Memorial Park in Webb City, Missouri, on a triangular piece of land on the town’s east side. Actual construction will begin in a few days. Completion of the park is scheduled…

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Several vintage signs soon will be restored in Kingman

Several vintage signs soon will be restored in Kingman

The Route 66 Association of Kingman has begun the restoration of several historic neon signs and created new signs for businesses in Kingman, Arizona. According to a recent news release from the association: Through a partnership with Legacy Signs, they…

Two Oklahoma properties added to National Register

Two Oklahoma properties added to National Register

Two areas of Route 66 in Oklahoma recently were named to the National Register of Historic Places, according to an email Thursday from the National Park Service. First, the register recognized the Downtown Claremore Historic District that includes a couple…

Speakers lineup announced for Miles of Possibility Conference

Speakers lineup announced for Miles of Possibility Conference

The Route 66 Miles of Possibility conference recently announced its speakers for the Oct. 20-23 event at the McLean County Museum of History/Cruisin’ with Lincoln on 66 Visitors Center and the Ensenberger Building in downtown Bloomington, Illinois. Last year’s Miles of…

Book review: “Portrait of Route 66”

Book review: “Portrait of Route 66”

“Portrait of Route 66” provides many colorful or obscure images from the massive Curt Teich Postcard Archive, and it offers a look at the Mother Road from the mid-1920s to the early 1950s. But one of the most enjoyable parts of “Portrait…

Co-creator of Mr. D’z Route 66 Diner dies

Co-creator of Mr. D’z Route 66 Diner dies

Roy Dunton, a longtime Route 66 resident who with his son built Mr. D’z Route 66 Diner and a slew of automotive businesses in Kingman, Arizona, died last week at age 95. According to an obituary in the Kingman Daily…

First glimpse offered of Fuel 66 food-truck court in Tulsa

First glimpse offered of Fuel 66 food-truck court in Tulsa

Developers of a Fuel 66 food-truck court offered a glimpse of the development along 11th Street (aka Route 66) in Tulsa. KOKI-TV in Tulsa filed this report a few days ago: The gist: The court, taking over an old Boost…

Contract signed for Albuquerque Rapid Transit construction

Contract signed for Albuquerque Rapid Transit construction

For better or for ill, Mayor Richard Berry on Wednesday signed a $82.6 million contract for a local firm to begin construction of the controversial Albuquerque Rapid Transit project along Central Avenue (aka Route 66). According to the Albuquerque Journal: Heavy…

Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program announces grants for 2016

Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program announces grants for 2016

The Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program, under the auspices of the National Park Service, announced its cost-share grants for 2016. This year, the program awarded eight cost-share grants totaling more than $103,000 — mostly for renovations or preservation of historic…

Sluggish road project hampers Route 66 business

Sluggish road project hampers Route 66 business

It’s no secret a road-construction project can put a serious crimp on the revenue of businesses that depend on that traffic. But the Indian Village Gift Shop at Continental Divide, New Mexico, really suffered from one this year. Completion of…

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