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Wife of Gary Turner dies

Lena Turner, who was married to Gay Parita Sinclair station owner Gary Turner for more than 50 years, died Monday at age 72 — less than six months after her husband died. The Springfield News-Leader posted a full obituary a…

Odell Station to host commemoration for Lenore Weiss

Odell Station to host commemoration for Lenore Weiss

Odell Station in Odell, Illinois, will host a commemoration Saturday to the late Lenore Weiss, who was one-half of the couple instrumental in getting the historic Route 66 gas station restored, according to the Pontiac Daily Leader. The event at…

A stop at the Waite Phillips gas station

The Sapulpa Historical Society in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, spent a lot of time and fundraising to restore the Waite Phillips gas station, located a block off Route 66. Discover Oklahoma produced this segment about the station: Waite Phillips was one of…

More signs of Route 66 revitalization in Tulsa

KOTV in Tulsa filed this story about the ongoing revitalization of 11th Street, aka Route 66, in Tulsa. NewsOn6.com – Tulsa, OK – News, Weather, Video and Sports – KOTV.com | The intriguing part of the neighborhood is Soul City,…

Man restoring old gas station in Foyil

Man restoring old gas station in Foyil

A resident of Foyil, Oklahoma, is restoring a late 1920s filling┬ástation along an original alignment of Route 66 through the town. Nathan Williams informed me his brother-in-law, Kean Isaacs, aims to restore the station to “its original condition or as…

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…

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