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Get your hits on Route 66

Get your hits on Route 66

A story in the State Journal-Register caught my eye — a groundbreaking ceremony June 6 for a large medical marijuana facility that will be built on old Route 66 north of Lincoln, Illinois. The Cresco Labs facility at Old Route…

Pontiac looks at how to draw millennial tourists

Pontiac looks at how to draw millennial tourists

The city of Pontiac, Illinois, is doing a great job attracting tourists from the baby-boom generation because of its Route 66 and other museums. But, according to the Pontiac Daily Leader, the city now is investigating how to draw tourists…

Former Kingman Club reopens

The former Kingman Club tavern in downtown Kingman, Arizona, has reopened as The House of Hops, with its original neon sign from 1944 restored and glowing, according to the Kingman Daily Miner newspaper. Owner Stacy Thomson reopened the tavern at…

A typical day on the Santa Monica Pier

A typical day on the Santa Monica Pier

If you hold any lingering doubts whether the “66: End of the Trail” sign on the Santa Monica Pier is an attraction, check out how many people use it as a photo op during this time-lapse video. END OF TRAIL…

Offering more than advertised

A guy owned a business in Catoosa, Oklahoma, called Route 66 Massage. According to a report by Fox 23 in nearby Tulsa, customers apparently could get more than just a backrub. Based on the report, the operators were none too…

Murphy Building in East St. Louis being torn down

Murphy Building in East St. Louis being torn down

The historic but long-closed Murphy Building in downtown East St. Louis, Illinois, will be completely demolished within a month, reported the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. As recently as a year ago, local preservationists were optimistic something could be done with the…

More signs of Route 66 revitalization in Tulsa

KOTV in Tulsa filed this story about the ongoing revitalization of 11th Street, aka Route 66, in Tulsa. NewsOn6.com – Tulsa, OK – News, Weather, Video and Sports – KOTV.com | The intriguing part of the neighborhood is Soul City,…

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