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More vintage Route 66 videos from Anthony Reichardt

More vintage Route 66 videos from Anthony Reichardt

Anthony Reichardt recently uploaded more videos from Route 66 trips he undertook in a 1959 Cadillac during the early to mid-1990s. The videos contain plenty of historic value because it documents landmarks that have disappeared or changed. Reichardt’s dedicated YouTube channel…

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Cucamonga Service Station wins state preservation award

Cucamonga Service Station wins state preservation award

The century-old Cucamonga Service Station in Rancho Cucamonga, California, recently received a prestigious preservation honor. The old Route 66 gas station received one of two Preservation Design Awards from the California Preservation Foundation on Sept. 29. The California Preservation Foundation celebrates and recognizes exemplary work…

Flying C Ranch manager may revive Milagro gas station

Flying C Ranch manager may revive Milagro gas station

The closed Milagro gas station west of Santa Rosa, New Mexico, may be resurrected by the manager of the nearby Flying C Ranch travel center. Last week’s print edition of The Communicator newspaper in Santa Rosa reported Frank Tavenner, manager of…

Giant gas pump at Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum nears completion

Giant gas pump at Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum nears completion

The 66-foot-tall giant gas pump planned for the Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum near Sapulpa, Oklahoma. is close to being finished. The skeleton of the giant gasoline pump is shown above. Below is about it should look like when it’s finished.…

Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program announces grants for 2016

Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program announces grants for 2016

The Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program, under the auspices of the National Park Service, announced its cost-share grants for 2016. This year, the program awarded eight cost-share grants totaling more than $103,000 — mostly for renovations or preservation of historic…

Lowriders, twerkers shut down Route 66 in Albuquerque

Lowriders, twerkers shut down Route 66 in Albuquerque

By now, you’ve probably seen an Associated Press report about how an unauthorized music-video shoot Saturday turned into an impromptu street party of 300 people — including lowriders and twerkers — that shut down Route 66 in Albuquerque. It seems like…

Owners of Milagro gas station soon will retire

Owners of Milagro gas station soon will retire

The longtime owners of the Milagro gas station west of Santa Rosa, New Mexico, will retire by the end of August. The future of the Route 66 landmark remains unknown. Last week’s print edition of the Guadalupe County Communicator reported Rudy…

Melvena Heisch, Laurel Kane inducted into Oklahoma Route 66 Hall of Fame

Melvena Heisch, Laurel Kane inducted into Oklahoma Route 66 Hall of Fame

Melvena Heish and the late Laurel Kane were inducted Saturday into the Oklahoma Route 66 Hall of Fame during ceremonies at the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton, Oklahoma. The ceremony also celebrated the 90th anniversary of Route 66 and…

Gay Parita memorial garden nearly finished

Gay Parita memorial garden nearly finished

Barbara Turner’s memorial garden for her late parents is nearly finished several months after she took over the Gay Parita gas-station site west of Halltown, Missouri. Barbara Turner announced her intentions to build the garden that would contain her parents’…

Richfield sign removed temporarily at Cucamonga Service Station

Richfield sign removed temporarily at Cucamonga Service Station

A few Route 66 aficionados became alarmed when they saw in February the Richfield sign atop the restored Cucamonga Service Station in Rancho Cucamonga, California, had vanished. Don’t worry, folks. The sign’s absence turns out to be temporary. The station’s owners eventually…

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