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Tulsa flower shop still going after 82 years

A flower shop along Route 66 in Tulsa has operated there since 1935, and apparently it will for at least a while longer. Burnett’s Flowers and Gifts at 4322 E. 11th St. (aka Route 66) recently changed hands, and the…

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Midwest Terminal Building in St. Louis added to National Register

Midwest Terminal Building in St. Louis added to National Register

The Midwest Terminal Building in St. Louis, better known as the Globe-Democrat Building or the Globe Building, was added to the National Register of Historic Places, according to an email Friday from the National Park Service. The National Register listing was…

TLC airing reality show about tattoo parlor in Springfield, Missouri

TLC airing reality show about tattoo parlor in Springfield, Missouri

TLC is airing a reality-television show, “Tattoo Girls,” about an all-woman tattoo parlor along near Route 66 in Springfield, Missouri. In the program’s trailer about the Ink Ink business, Route 66 and its role in Springfield get a few mentions: The…

Owner of Bud’s Tire & Wheel in Springfield, Missouri, dies

Owner of Bud’s Tire & Wheel in Springfield, Missouri, dies

Leslie “Bud” Perry, longtime owner of the Bud’s Tire & Wheel business in Springfield, Missouri, that’s often photographed because of its Route 66 murals, died Monday. He was 79. According to KY3 in Springfield, Perry in 2013 received the John T.…

Central Avenue businesses report 30 percent drop from ART construction

Central Avenue businesses report 30 percent drop from ART construction

Construction on the Albuquerque Rapid Transit bus project began on Central Avenue in earnest a few weeks ago, and the results are not pretty — several businesses are reporting as much as a 30 percent drop in revenue. KOAT-TV cited the 30-percent…

Visits with Lillian Redman at the Blue Swallow Motel

Visits with Lillian Redman at the Blue Swallow Motel

Anthony Reichardt recently uploaded several more videos from Route 66 trips he took in the early to mid-1990s in a 1959 Cadillac. The highlight video of this bunch is several visits with Lillian Redman, longtime owner of the iconic Blue Swallow…

Two Edwardsville businesses on Route 66 soon will switch places

If you go looking for Afterwords Books or Bailey Cakes at their old locations along Route 66 in Edwardsville, Illinois, and you can’t find it, you probably won’t have to look for long. That’s because the two businesses will be…

Two men may be responsible for several Arizona Route 66 thefts

Two men may be responsible for several Arizona Route 66 thefts

Two valuable antique signs were stolen from Angel Delgadillo’s Route 66 Gift Shop building in Seligman, Arizona, and the thieves may be responsible for other heists along the Mother Road in that region. The Daily Courier communicated with Dwight D’Evelyn…

Ted Drewes Frozen Custard’s other business

Ted Drewes Frozen Custard’s other business

Many Route 66 travelers may not know Ted Drewes Frozen Custard in St. Louis runs a side business that has nothing to do with dessert. For about a month during the holiday season, it sells Christmas trees and other greenery harvested…

Amarillo officially declared a cultural district

Amarillo officially declared a cultural district

Amarillo officially recently was designated a cultural district by the Texas Commission on the Arts. Amarillo was one of 35 cities receiving the cultural-district tag, according to a story in the Amarillo Globe-News. It took two years for the city to…

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