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Gasconade River Bridge makes Missouri’s Most Endangered list

Gasconade River Bridge makes Missouri’s Most Endangered list

Route 66’s closed Gasconade River Bridge near Hazelgreen, Missouri, made Missouri Preservation’s Most Endangered Historic Places list for 2015. The Old Phillipsburg General Store in the Route 66 town of Phillipsburg, Missouri, also made the list. The annual list, announced Friday,…

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…

Signs saved from the demolished Bel-Aire Motel

Signs saved from the demolished Bel-Aire Motel

An article this week in the The State Journal-Register answers one question in the wake of the demolition of the Bel-Air Motel in Springfield, Illinois — what will happen to the neon signs? The short answer: They’ve been acquired by…

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…

Restoration of Totem Pole begins

Restoration of Totem Pole begins

Two artists who hail from Tulsa recently began restoration of the top part of the main totem pole at Totem Pole Park, off Route 66 in Foyil, Oklahoma, according to KOTV. Margo Hoover and Erin Turner began using power washers…

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…

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