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National Trust shepherds preservation plan for Southwest Museum

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has added the century-old Southwest Museum of the American Indian as a “national treasure” and is devising a plan for its future, according to the Los Angeles Times. Here’s what the newspaper found out:…

Pacific lands grant to buy scenic lookout

Pacific lands grant to buy scenic lookout

The city of Pacific, Missouri, has been awarded a $350,000 grant to help buy Lookout on Jensen’s Point off Route 66, reported the Washington Missourian. The St. Louis County Parks awarded the grant earlier this month. Pacific’s parks and recreation…

Oklahoma may repair or replace railings on historic bridges

Mead & Hunt, an engineering and planning firm with offices nationwide, is working with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation on the possibility of repairing or replacing railings on historic bridges along the Route 66 corridor. Route 66 in Oklahoma is…

Kingman Club sign restored

Kingman Club sign restored

The owner of a soon-to-open craft beer and wine bar in downtown Kingman, Arizona, restored the famous Kingman Club neon sign and relighted it during a ceremony Saturday night. The House of Hops, which plans to open by summer, are…

Applications for NPS cost-share grants are available

Applications for NPS cost-share grants are available

The Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program, administered by the National Park Service, announced this week that applications are available for its annual cost-share grants. Applications will be accepted through March 27. More about the program: The Route 66 Corridor Preservation…

State will inspect Gasconade River Bridge this week

State will inspect Gasconade River Bridge this week

Inspectors from the Missouri Department of Transportation will take a closer look at the historic but now-closed Gasconade River Bridge near Hazelgreen and see what can be done, said a MoDOT official Saturday at Route 66 Association of Missouri meeting…

Historic theater in South Pasadena sold

The historic but closed Rialto Theatre in South Pasadena, California, has been sold to a developer with a history of renovating and reopening old buildings in downtown Los Angeles, reported the Los Angeles Times. Izek Shomof wants to turn the…

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