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One Whiting Bros. sign relighted

The good news last week was that one of the refurbished neon signs at still-operating Whiting Bros. station in Moriarty, New Mexico, was relighted to much fanfare. The bad news was, because of technical problems, the second sign didn’t relight.…

More auto-chargers coming to Route 66 in Illinois

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn announced the creation of a network of charging stations for electric vehicles along Route 66 in Illinois that will be operational by summer, according to various media outlets, including the Alton Telegraph. The Route 66 towns…

Bill Shea’s Route 66 Museum put up for sale

Bill Shea’s Route 66 Museum in Springfield, Illinois, has been put on the market after the property cleared probate following the longtime owner’s death in December, reported the Springfield State Journal-Register. The newspaper noted the museum’s Facebook page had this…

Joplin buys old Route 66 garage

The city of Joplin, Missouri, recently bought a long-abandoned 1920s garage building that it plans to convert into a Route 66 attraction — most likely a visitors center, reported the Joplin Globe. Patrick Tuttle,  director of the Joplin Convention and…

Rancho Cucamonga station may reopen by July

The historic Cucamonga Service Station along Route 66 in Rancho Cucamonga, California, may reopen next year as a museum — perhaps by July, in time for its centennial, according to the Los Angeles Daily News. The article details the work…

A “haunted” gas station on Route 66

James Cleveland takes his camera all over the Southwest. This video of an abandoned gas station at the ghost town of Glenrio at the Texas and New Mexico border may not be actually infested with spirits, but its desolation and…

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