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Meteor City Trading Post may have a savior

Meteor City Trading Post may have a savior

A couple from Indiana on Monday officially acquired the long-closed and vandalized Meteor City Trading Post west of Winslow, Arizona, and plan to restore and reopen the Route 66 landmark. Meteor City closed in 2012 and soon became ransacked. It…

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A chat with Meramec Caverns owner Les Turilli

A chat with Meramec Caverns owner Les Turilli

The Washington Missourian newspaper recently sat down with Les Turilli Sr., owner of Meramec Caverns in Stanton, Missouri, who talked about its troubles in 2016 and the cave’s storied history. Meramec Caverns, which has been open to the public since…

Warmer weather decreases sap harvest at Funks Grove Maple Sirup

Warmer weather decreases sap harvest at Funks Grove Maple Sirup

An unseasonably warm winter decreased the annual sap harvest by a third at Funks Grove Maple Sirup near Shirley, Illinois. The co-operator of the fabled Route 66 business also said climate change may mean a permanent change in when maple sap…

Exporting the buzz of Route 66 to England

Exporting the buzz of Route 66 to England

The Outside Collective, a London-based creative and illustration agency, last year helped create a huge Route 66 mural featuring several Illinois landmarks. I just now found out about it. The mural was at on the side of The Hat & Feathers pub…

Westport Lodge in Joplin to hold grand reopening as Enlight Inn on Monday

Westport Lodge in Joplin to hold grand reopening as Enlight Inn on Monday

The Westport Lodge motel, built in 1947 along Route 66 in Joplin, Missouri, will hold its grand reopening Monday as an Enlight Inn wellness center, motel and cafe. Joplin Globe business writer Wally Kennedy reports the motel at the corner of…

Norwegian Supreme Court nixes trademark for “ROUTE 66”

Norwegian Supreme Court nixes trademark for “ROUTE 66”

The Norwegian Supreme Court rejected a claim of trademark for “ROUTE 66” involving certain goods and services linked to tourism. The court issued its ruling in November, but it came to light this week from a report by World Trademark…

Albuquerque Rapid Transit foes drop lawsuit against it

Albuquerque Rapid Transit foes drop lawsuit against it

Opponents of the ongoing Albuquerque Rapid Transit project along Central Avenue (aka Route 66) this week dropped a lawsuit that sought to stop the construction. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals refused to stop construction after a lower court ruled…

South Pasadena to paint Route 66 shield on road near Fair Oaks Pharmacy

The city of South Pasadena, California, and the California Historic Route 66 Association on Saturday will paint a large Route 66 shield onto Fair Oaks Avenue in front of Fair Oaks Pharmacy. The ceremony that will mark the recent 90th anniversary…

One suspect arrested, one at large for role in sign thefts in Seligman

One suspect arrested, one at large for role in sign thefts in Seligman

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office reported it has one suspect in custody and is looking for a second in their alleged roles in December in stealing historic signs from Delgadillos’ Route 66 Gift Shop in Seligman, Arizona. The Daily Courier…

Coates Cyclery in Pomona to close after 83 years

Coates Cyclery in Pomona to close after 83 years

The Coates Cyclery bicycle shop in Pomona, California, will close at the end of February after a staggering 83 years in business. The shop, at 760 E. Foothill Blvd. (Route 66), features a distinctive freestanding neon sign that was erected in the…

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