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Grants / Milan airport building added to National Register

Grants / Milan airport building added to National Register

A 1953 flight service station building at the Grants / Milan Municipal Airport in New Mexico this month was added to the National Register of Historic Places after three years of restoration. The building, part of the Western New Mexico…

Senator urges executive order to create Mojave Trails National Monument

Senator urges executive order to create Mojave Trails National Monument

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California has asked President Obama to bypass Congress and create the Mojave Trails National Monument in Southern California that would encompass Route 66 from the edge of Needles to Ludlow. Feinstein sent a letter Aug.…

Albuquerque plans to upgrade city neon signs to LED

Albuquerque plans to upgrade city neon signs to LED

Deep in a KRQE-TV story about the City of Albuquerque’s Route 66-themed signs — including the archways over Central Avenue — is this item — the city eventually will upgrade them to LED. Apparently neon owned by the city has…

Clifton’s Cafeteria reopens Sept. 17

Clifton’s Cafeteria reopens Sept. 17

The historic Clifton’s Cafeteria of downtown Los Angeles will reopen Sept. 17 after a $10 million, multiyear remodeling, reported Los Angeles Magazine. A few days ago, the restaurant’s reopening appeared imminent because of a job fair last week. Now, there’s…

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…

Clifton’s Cafeteria reopening appears imminent

Clifton’s Cafeteria reopening appears imminent

For the past three years, the historic Clifton’s Cafeteria in downtown Los Angeles has undergone a massive renovation. Preservationists and the restaurant’s fans had long speculated on its reopening. A reopening date for Clifton’s still hasn’t been set. But the…

Brooks Building in Arcadia soon will have a Route 66-friendly tenant

Brooks Building in Arcadia soon will have a Route 66-friendly tenant

Joel Rayburn, owner of the Route 66-related GlassBoy Studios and Tourist Trap Tees, soon will move into the historic Brooks Building just a stone’s throw from the Round Barn in Arcadia, Oklahoma. Rayburn told me in a text he should…

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