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Los Angeles may preserve ‘Green Book’ properties

Los Angeles may preserve ‘Green Book’ properties

Los Angeles and the Getty Conservation Institute are exploring the possibility of rehabbing and protecting about 50 properties once listed in the Negro Motorist Green Book. A few of the properties may be designated as L.A. Historic-Cultural Monuments, reported the Los Angeles Times. The…

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City buys Sprague Super Service station

City buys Sprague Super Service station

The city council of Normal, Illinois, on Monday night approved a deal for the purchase and maintenance of Terri Ryburn’s Sprague Super Service station on Route 66. Ryburn posted on her Facebook account shortly after the vote: Well, it’s official.…

City may buy Sprague Super Service station

City may buy Sprague Super Service station

The city of Normal, Illinois, will vote Monday on whether to buy and keep up Terri Ryburn’s historic Sprague Super Service station on old Route 66. The Bloomington Pantagraph reported: The council will consider a $458,000 investment, including $229,000 to…

National parks likely will offer naming rights

National parks likely will offer naming rights

The Painted Desert in Arizona won’t be renamed the Sherwin Williams Painted Desert anytime soon. But many other things will be up for grabs when the National Park Service begins to look for naming rights for many parts of its facilities. The Washington Post this…

Springfield, Missouri, sees boom in hotel business

Springfield, Missouri, sees boom in hotel business

Springfield, Missouri, is experiencing a boom in hotel business so far in 2016, and it appears one big reason for it is Route 66. According to the KY3 station in town: The Convention and Visitors bureau says the number of…

Who’s going to the European Route 66 Festival?

Who’s going to the European Route 66 Festival?

I have two questions for my American readers. Are you going to the first-ever European Route 66 Festival near Stuttgart, Germany, on July 15-17? If so, are you going under the auspices of a certain organization? If any of those are…

Use of shipping containers causes controversy in Kingman

Use of shipping containers causes controversy in Kingman

One man’s use of a shipping container as a colorful billboard to welcome tourists into Kingman, Arizona, before the 2014 International Route 66 Festival has blown up into a fight with city hall amid accusations of hypocrisy and selective enforcement. Pat McBrayer, a…

Grocery may move into Gold Dome in Oklahoma City

Grocery may move into Gold Dome in Oklahoma City

A Natural Grocers store likely will move into the historic Gold Dome building in Oklahoma City, reported The Oklahoman newspaper. The deal with the building’s owner, Jonathan Russell, negotiated with the grocery chain and its developer to have it oversee…

Cars on the Route put up for sale

Cars on the Route put up for sale

Cars on the Route of Galena, Kansas, which helped usher in a revival of its downtown, is being put up for sale. It will remain open, however, for at least a few more weeks to greet Route 66 tourists. Renee Charles,…

66 Bowl sign being resurrected in Chandler

66 Bowl sign being resurrected in Chandler

The venerable 66 Bowl sign that once graced Route 66 in Oklahoma City for 50 years has resurfaced in Chandler, Oklahoma, at a future sports and entertainment complex that will include, yes, a bowling alley. A Facebook post of the sign…

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