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2015 cost-share grants for Route 66 announced

The Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program announced four cost-share grants totaling more than $97,000 for 2015. Boots Court architectural neon restoration, Carthage, Missouri, $20,000 grant, $20,565 match: Built in 1939, the Boots Court Motel is an outstanding example of a…

Retro arcade opens in Williams

Retro arcade opens in Williams

If you live in the western half of the United States and have an urge an old-school video game such as Galaxia, you’re in luck — an arcade that specializes in retro games has opened along Route 66 in Williams,…

Route 66 tourism draws Hampton Inn to Pontiac

Route 66 tourism draws Hampton Inn to Pontiac

Pontiac, Illinois, doesn’t have a Hampton Inn hotel. However, that soon will change, and much of that is because of the surge in Route 66 tourism in that town. Hampton Inns is building a 79-room hotel near Deerfield Road and…

New renderings of Sapulpa’s giant gas pump released

New renderings of Sapulpa’s giant gas pump released

New artist’s renderings were released Monday of the giant gas pump that will be built outside the Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum on Route 66 in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. Initial reports more than two weeks ago said the pump was…

So what’s going to be in the OKPOP museum?

So what’s going to be in the OKPOP museum?

After a topsy-turvy session in the Oklahoma Legislature, major funding for the OKPOP museum finally was approved and is slated to open in Tulsa’s Brady District in 2018. A lot of people assume the museum is going to focus on…

Military museum may come to Wilmington

Ohio native R. Fred Rolsten has amassed a sizable collection of military memorabilia from World War I, World War II and other eras that may end up on Route 66 in Wilmington, Illinois, reported Shaw Media. A search for a…

Auto museum with giant gas pump planned in Sapulpa

Auto museum with giant gas pump planned in Sapulpa

A┬áHeart of Route 66 Auto Museum is being planned along the Mother Road in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, that includes a 20-foot-tall, vintage-inspired gas pump. The museum is being built in the old armory building (below) along Route 66 on Sapulpa’s west…

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