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Interior Secretary recommends no changes to Mojave Trails National Monument

Interior Secretary recommends no changes to Mojave Trails National Monument

Ryan Zinke, the U.S. Secretary of the Interior, recommended shrinking six national monuments after a review ordered by President Donald Trump. But the Mojave Trails National Monument wasn’t one of them, nor did Zinke recommend any other changes to the…

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Leon Russell’s Church Studio named to National Register

Leon Russell’s Church Studio named to National Register

Church Studio in Tulsa, once owned by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Leon Russell, recently earned a designation to the National Register of Historic Places. The designation became effective Sept. 8, according to an email Friday from the…

What to do about the deteriorating Hotel Beale in Kingman?

What to do about the deteriorating Hotel Beale in Kingman?

The century-old Hotel Beale and its rooftop sign in downtown Kingman, Arizona, are one of the most-photographed landmarks in the city, but it has been closed for nearly 20 years and deteriorating because of it apparently neglectful and intractable owner.…

U.S. senator who shepherded Route 66 legislation dies

U.S. senator who shepherded Route 66 legislation dies

Former longtime U.S. senator Pete Domenici of New Mexico, who introduced and shepherded several key pieces of Route 66 legislation, died Wednesday in Albuquerque after setbacks from abdominal surgery. He was 85. Several obituaries about the six-term Republican lauded him…

Long-closed Mitchell Caverns slated to reopen in November

Long-closed Mitchell Caverns slated to reopen in November

Mitchell Caverns, a Mojave Desert site off Route 66 that has been closed since 2011 because of varying infrastructure problems, will reopen Nov. 3 on a limited schedule. An official with California State Parks announced the reopening Friday, reported the…

Round Barn Rendezvous set for Sunday in Arcadia

Round Barn Rendezvous set for Sunday in Arcadia

Those who travel to the Round Barn of Arcadia, Oklahoma, on Sunday afternoon are in for a treat — the historic Route 66 site is hosting a Round Barn Rendezvous music event. All acoustic musicians are invited from noon to 4…

Antique military vehicle convoy on Route 66 begins Sept. 16

Antique military vehicle convoy on Route 66 begins Sept. 16

People along the length of the Mother Road soon will be treated to a unique sight — a convoy of up to 80 vintage military vehicles making that Chicago-to-Santa Monica trip. The Military Vehicle Preservation Association will begin its 29-day, 2,400-mile…

Community meeting set for Sept. 18 over Classen Circle

Community meeting set for Sept. 18 over Classen Circle

A community hearing over the fate of the historic Classen Circle in Oklahoma City will be at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at Crown Heights Christian Church in the city. According to The Oklahoman newspaper, city councilman Ed Shadid announced the…

An update on the restoration of the Duncan Manor near Towanda

An update on the restoration of the Duncan Manor near Towanda

Ten years ago, the historic but long-neglected Duncan Manor along Route 66 near Towanda, Illinois, was placed on a list of Illinois’ Ten Most Endangered Historic Places. Nowadays, the Duncan Manor isn’t out of the woods yet, but improvements have…

A closer look at White Dog Hill restaurant near Clinton

A closer look at White Dog Hill restaurant near Clinton

Oklahoma Living magazine, a publication by the state’s electrical cooperatives, recently published an article for its Table Talk section about the White Dog Hill restaurant just off Route 66 east of Clinton, Oklahoma. The whole article is worth reading, but…

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