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Wrinks Market in Lebanon reopens after long hiatus

Wrinks Market in Lebanon reopens after long hiatus

Thanks to the founder’s granddaughter, the historic Wrinks Market in Lebanon, Missouri, reopened Saturday after a years-long hiatus. Katie Hapner and her stepsister, Sarah Carney, reopened the Route 66 landmark, reported the Lebanon Daily Record. The two have tried to…

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Holloway Motel, other West Hollywood sites may become historic resources

Holloway Motel, other West Hollywood sites may become historic resources

The Holloway Motel in West Hollywood, California, is among several properties along Santa Monica Boulevard (aka Route 66) being considered as historic resources by the city. The West Hollywood Preservation Alliance urged additional research or reconsideration of the properties by…

Grocery at Wolfe’s Market in Claremont closes after 100 years

Grocery at Wolfe’s Market in Claremont closes after 100 years

The grocery part of Wolfe’s Market along Route 66 in Claremont, California, recently closed after 100 years because of declining business due to competition from bigger chains. The Wolfe’s Market deli, kitchen and bakery will continue to run, but the…

Elbow Inn in Devil’s Elbow partially reopens Friday

Elbow Inn in Devil’s Elbow partially reopens Friday

The Elbow Inn restaurant and bar in Devil’s Elbow, Missouri, will partly reopen Friday for the Memorial Day weekend, less than a month after it was heavily damaged by a record flood from the Big Piney River. A phone call…

Artist who works in miniature gets part of his inspiration from Route 66

Artist who works in miniature gets part of his inspiration from Route 66

An Albuquerque artist who makes exacting miniature models of buildings and vehicles from the past acknowledged old Route 66 gives him some of his inspiration. In a profile in the Albuquerque Journal about Tim Prythero, one section of the story focuses on…

Governor visits Funks Grove Maple Sirup during small-business tour

Governor visits Funks Grove Maple Sirup during small-business tour

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner recently paid a visit to Funks Grove Pure Maple Sirup as a part of a tour as part of National Small Business Week in Illinois. The Bloomington Pantagraph reported Rauner downed a shot of the company’s signature…

Elbow Inn sets up crowdfunding site to help rebuild

Elbow Inn sets up crowdfunding site to help rebuild

The landmark Elbow Inn restaurant and bar in Devil’s Elbow, Missouri, that was damaged by unprecedented floods set up a crowdfunding site today to help rebuild. The website has been set up through Youcaring.com, with a $50,000 goal. The restaurant…

Devil’s Elbow Historic District, Piney Beach Cabins added to National Register

Devil’s Elbow Historic District, Piney Beach Cabins added to National Register

The Devil’s Elbow Historic District in the small Route 66 town of Devil’s Elbow, Missouri, recently was designated to the National Register of Historic Places. On a related note, Piney Beach, aka Piney Beach Cabins, near Devil’s Elbow also was placed…

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…

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…

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