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Palms Motel in Needles is for sale

Palms Motel in Needles is for sale

The Palms Motel of Needles, California, a historic property on Route 66 that features individual cabins amid towering palm trees, is for sale for $429,900, according to a recent listing on several real-estate sites. The property was listed on Trulia.com…

Painted Desert Inn may serve ice cream, baked goods

Painted Desert Inn may serve ice cream, baked goods

The historic Painted Desert Inn in the Petrified Forest National Park in eastern Arizona soon may partly go back to its original purpose as an eating place if the National Park Service has its way. For the first time in…

Lebanon Park Board approves funding for Route 66 park

Lebanon Park Board approves funding for Route 66 park

The Park Board of Lebanon, Missouri, approved nearly $400,000 in funding for a Route 66-themed area in Boswell Park after about an hour of debate, according to the print edition of the Lebanon Daily Record. That was about $100,000 less…

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…

Rail Haven hotel installs replica of classic sign

Rail Haven hotel installs replica of classic sign

The Best Western Route 66 Rail Haven hotel in Springfield, Missouri, on Friday installed a replica of a classic neon sign that came down in 1994 when the hotel was rebranded, according to the Springfield News-Leader. Part of the reason…

Springfield mayor ends up with Bel-Aire Motel’s seal

The mayor of Springfield, Illinois, is the new owner of the seal sculpture that once stood at the now-demolished Bel-Air Motel on Route 66 in Springfield, according to the State Journal-Register. Jim Langfelder said he paid $2,500 of his own money…

Full inventory of Negro Motorist Green Book sites released

Full inventory of Negro Motorist Green Book sites released

Here’s another reason to go on a road trip: The Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program has released a list of all the properties listed in the Negro Motorist Green Book from 1936 to 1964 during the Jim Crow era of…

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