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Documentary film, book coming about Negro Travelers Green Book

Documentary film, book coming about Negro Travelers Green Book

This weekend, filmmakers Calvin Alexander Ramsey and Becky Wible Searles will interview relatives of the former publisher of the Negro Travelers Green Book for a documentary, according to the New York Times. Victor Hugo Green, a letter carrier who lived…

Joplin approves rezoning of Dale’s Ole 66 Barber Shop

Joplin approves rezoning of Dale’s Ole 66 Barber Shop

The city council of Joplin, Missouri, on Monday night unanimously voted to approve a special-use permit for Dale’s Ole 66 Barber Shop that would allow an artist to set up a gallery and visitors center there, according to the Joplin Globe.…

More 1993 footage from a Route 66 trip

More 1993 footage from a Route 66 trip

Anthony Reichardt has uploaded more videos from a Route 66 trip he took with a friend in August 1993 in a 1959 Cadillac. The first is a visit to Our Lady of the Highways Shrine near Raymond, Illinois. The shrine…

Joplin barber shop likely to become gallery, visitors center

Joplin barber shop likely to become gallery, visitors center

An automotive artist from California may buy Dale’s Ole 66 Barber Shop in Joplin, Missouri, and turn it into a gallery and visitors center, according to the Joplin Globe. Len Nordmann of Lake Elsinore, California, wants to buy the property at 2312 Utica…

Reporter wants to track down Phillips 66 cottage stations on OKC area

Reporter wants to track down Phillips 66 cottage stations on OKC area

A reporter for The Oklahoman newspaper in Oklahoma City wants to track down all of the old Phillips 66 cottage-style gas stations in the Oklahoma City metro area. Business writer Brianna Bailey wrote about that quest during a recent column:…

Joplin city council OKs architectural study on century-old garage

The city council of Joplin, Missouri, voted 6-3 to approve a $14,000 architectural study on a circa-1920 garage that’s envisioned as a Route 66 welcome center, according to the Joplin Globe. The money for the study will come from motel tax…

Joplin visitors-center idea may face wrecking ball

A nearly century-old gas station in Joplin, Missouri, envisioned as a Route 66 visitors center instead may be torn down, partly because city councilors are balking at the site’s rehabilitation costs, according to the Joplin Globe. Joplin Convention and Visitors Bureau director…

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