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Arizona unveils Mother Road Bucks

Arizona unveils Mother Road Bucks

The Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona is issuing Mother Road Bucks that will be accepted at Route 66 gift shops and attractions in the state. The Mother Road Bucks were issued to mark Route 66’s 90th anniversary. Each Mother Road…

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Cool Springs Camp needs a caretaker

Cool Springs Camp needs a caretaker

The caretaker at Cool Springs Camp on Route 66 between Kingman and Oatman, Arizona, is retiring soon, and the owner is looking for someone to replace him. Owner Ned Leuchtner said he’s looking for someone to run the gift shop,…

Season begins for Route 66 cost-share grant applications

Season begins for Route 66 cost-share grant applications

If you own a historic Route 66 business or property that needs upkeep, now is is the time to apply for a cost-share grant from the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program. The program announced Friday applications will be accepted until…

Councilor feels heat over Albuquerque Rapid Transit plan

Councilor feels heat over Albuquerque Rapid Transit plan

Albuquerque business owners along Central Avenue gave new city councilor Pat Davis an earful about a proposed rapid-transit bus system during a meeting of the Nob Hill Neighborhood Association. Albuquerque Rapid Transit would take up two lanes of a large section of Central Avenue…

Melba Rigg retires from Cars on the Route

Melba Rigg retires from Cars on the Route

Melba Rigg, one of the original four women of the 4 Women on the Route station in Galena, Kansas, before its name changed to Cars on the Route, announced her retirement over the weekend. Rigg wrote on a Facebook post: This video…

Neon lights at Tower Theatre turned on again

Neon lights at Tower Theatre turned on again

  The neon lights of the Tower Theatre in Oklahoma City glowed with life for the first time in nearly five years Friday as a preview for its spring reopening as a performance venue and bars. The Associated Press reported: Scott Marsh,…

Hawkins Mill in Springfield being torn down

Hawkins Mill in Springfield being torn down

The 75-year-old Hawkins Mill, a landmark in Springfield, Missouri, soon will be torn down to make way for an unspecified new development. KVTV-TV in Springfield reported: Originally Hawkins Mill, it opened along College Street/U.S. Route 66 in 1940. Kansas Expressway…

Kurt’s Camera Corral in Albuquerque going out of business

Kurt’s Camera Corral in Albuquerque going out of business

I missed this when it was announced a few weeks ago, but Kurt’s Camera Corral along Central Avenue (aka Route 66) in Albuquerque will close its doors permanently on New Year’s Eve. In a Facebook post, the store stated: Albuquerque Business…

A voice in support of Albuquerque’s Route 66 transit plan

A voice in support of Albuquerque’s Route 66 transit plan

Last summer, Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry proposed a $100 million initiative to spur economic development along the Route 66 corridor. It would be two lanes of dedicated bus lines to mimic a light-rail system along Central Avenue. The so-called rapid-transit bus system would cover…

Webb City looks to have a Cardinal Route 66 Park

Webb City looks to have a Cardinal Route 66 Park

It appears Webb City, Missouri, will build a Cardinal Route 66 Park on the city’s east side featuring donated mining equipment from nearby Joplin, according to the Joplin Globe. The park won’t be named after the St. Louis Cardinals, but Cardinal…

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