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Bowling alley in Bloomington closes after 55 years

Bowling alley in Bloomington closes after 55 years

The AMF Circle Lanes bowling center near Route 66 in Bloomington, Illinois, closed Sunday after more than 55 years in business, according the Bloomington Pantagraph. Management didn’t explain the closure, but told the newspaper a decision was made to shutter it…

One way to repurpose an old sign

One way to repurpose an old sign

Steve Paulken, city manager for Winslow, Arizona, sent these photos of the old Moore’s Pawn & Trading sign along Route 66 in town being refurbished, thanks in part to a city program. Paulken wrote in an email: This sign has been here…

Gasconade River Bridge makes Missouri’s Most Endangered list

Gasconade River Bridge makes Missouri’s Most Endangered list

Route 66’s closed Gasconade River Bridge near Hazelgreen, Missouri, made Missouri Preservation’s Most Endangered Historic Places list for 2015. The Old Phillipsburg General Store in the Route 66 town of Phillipsburg, Missouri, also made the list. The annual list, announced Friday,…

Joplin barber shop likely to become gallery, visitors center

Joplin barber shop likely to become gallery, visitors center

An automotive artist from California may buy Dale’s Ole 66 Barber Shop in Joplin, Missouri, and turn it into a gallery and visitors center, according to the Joplin Globe. Len Nordmann of Lake Elsinore, California, wants to buy the property at 2312 Utica…

Unexplored cave found at Grand Canyon Caverns

Unexplored cave found at Grand Canyon Caverns

Spelunkers found a previously unexplored section of Grand Canyon Caverns, on Route 66 west of Seligman, Arizona. A reporter from KSAZ in Phoenix recently accompanied the explorers into the depths: FOX 10 News | fox10phoenix.com From the story: Before this…

A look at Route 66 in 1993

A look at Route 66 in 1993

Anthony Reichardt of Santa Ana, California, drove his 1959 Cadillac down old Route 66 in the fall of 1993 has uploaded several videos from that journey. In them, you’re likely to see things you never may see again. Such as…

Alternative lender helps Route 66 motel in Moriarty

Alternative lender helps Route 66 motel in Moriarty

A Route 66 motel in Moriarty, New Mexico, received a half-million-dollar loan from an alternative lender that paid for needed renovations and subsequently increased its revenues so much, it is on track to pay off the loan early, according to…

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