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The Route 66 episode of “Hotel Impossible”

The Travel Channel reality show “Hotel Impossible” aired a Route 66-related episode on Tuesday night, showing how host Anthony Melchiorri tries to dress up the Luxury Inn in Flagstaff, Arizona, and the Red Garter Inn and Canyon Motel and RV…

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…

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