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A closer look at the U-Drop Inn

A closer look at the U-Drop Inn

The ABC-TV affiliate in Amarillo gave two minutes of air time about the historic U-Drop Inn in Shamrock, Texas. The Route 66 landmark, lovingly restored in 2004, serves as an office for the town’s chamber of commerce and as a…

Cucamonga Service Station may reopen by July

Cucamonga Service Station may reopen by July

The historic Cucamonga Service Station in Rancho Cucamonga, California, likely will reopen as an automotive memorabilia museum in July, reported The Press Enterprise. Volunteers of the Route 66 Inland Empire California Association have worked many months to restore the century-old…

New paint job, sign unveiled for Cucamonga Service Station

New paint job, sign unveiled for Cucamonga Service Station

The appearance of the once-long-neglected Cucamonga Service Station in Rancho Cucamonga, California, has changed dramatically in recent weeks, including a bright yellow repainting and a replica of the Richfield gasoline sign that once stood atop the building that was unveiled…

Webb City residents donate money to preserve gas station

Webb City residents donate money to preserve gas station

Last fall, we reported Webb City, Missouri, was applying for a grant to preserve a 1920s gas station that’s just a block off Route 66 in downtown. The city was going to have to come up with its share of…

POPS opening a location in north Oklahoma City

POPS, which quickly became a Route 66 landmark after its opening in Arcadia, Oklahoma, in 2007, will open another restaurant in the north Oklahoma City suburb of Nichols Hills, reported the Edmond Sun newspaper. The new POPS will be in…

Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue includes a Route 66 section

Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue includes a Route 66 section

Sports Illustrated’s much-ballyhooed swimsuit edition this year includes a section that was shot on Route 66. That was confirmed by taking a gander at the magazine’s cover that was revealed this week: If you can’t see it, here’s the relevant…

Restoration planned for Tulsa’s Blue Dome

Restoration planned for Tulsa’s Blue Dome

The owners of the Blue Dome gas station in downtown Tulsa want to restore it to its original look and open it as a special-events center, according to KOKI-TV in Tulsa. Chris and JoAnn Armstrong bought for former gas station…

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