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Route 66 National Trail bill gets a hearing with House subcommittee

Route 66 National Trail bill gets a hearing with House subcommittee

Federal legislation to designate Route 66 as a National Historic Trail received a hearing in front of the Subcommittee of Federal Lands of the U.S. House of Representatives. No lawmaker on the subcommittee expressed opposition to H.R. 801, aka the…

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House subcommittee to consider Route 66 Trail bill Wednesday

The┬áNatural Resources subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday is scheduled to consider the bill that would designate Route 66 as a National Historic Trail. According to a story from E&E News (subscription required), the subcommittee will consider…

A look ahead on Route 66 on its 91st birthday

A look ahead on Route 66 on its 91st birthday

Historic U.S. Highway 66, better known to the rest of the world as Route 66, marked its 91st birthday today. Some debate rages on whether Nov. 11 can be called the Mother Road’s birthday. A few sources give it as…

Underpass Cafe exterior near Phillipsburg to be restored

Underpass Cafe exterior near Phillipsburg to be restored

The exterior of the Underpass Cafe building east of Phillipsburg, Missouri, that has been closed for about 60 years will be restored by the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society. According to a post this week by Gary Sosniecki on the…

Formosa Cafe wins Partners in Preservation grant

Formosa Cafe wins Partners in Preservation grant

The Formosa Cafe in West Hollywood, California, and 10 other historic sites — including a fire station in Las Vegas, New Mexico — earned Partners in Preservation: Main Streets grants after a monthlong online vote by the public to decide…

La Castaneda shoots for a summer 2019 reopening

La Castaneda shoots for a summer 2019 reopening

Allan Affeldt, known for restoring La Posada in Winslow, Arizona, is hoping for a summer 2019 reopening of his latest project, La Castaneda in Las Vegas, New Mexico. The Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper published a long article about the…

Once-doomed Classen Circle may be purchased and renovated

Once-doomed Classen Circle may be purchased and renovated

Oklahoma City’s historic Classen Circle complex to businesses, which just weeks ago faced the wrecking ball to make way for a Braum’s store, seems to have landed a new owner who pledges to fix up the property. The Oklahoman newspaper…

Rare film footage of old Galena

Rare film footage of old Galena

The Galena Mining and Historical Museum late Wednesday posted on Facebook this video of very old film footage of Galena, Kansas, much of it believed to be in the 1920s. It shows a variety of scenes around town, including its…

Fees could rise sharply at popular national parks, including Grand Canyon

Fees could rise sharply at popular national parks, including Grand Canyon

The U.S. Park Service is considering steep increases to 17 of its most popular national parks, including Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, a side trip for many Route 66 travelers. The Associated Press reported Tuesday: Visitors to the Grand…

Settlement reached between Davis Arms Museum, state

Settlement reached between Davis Arms Museum, state

The J.M. Davis Foundation, which runs the J.M. Davis Arms Museum in Claremore, Oklahoma, and the state of Oklahoma recently reached an agreement over a nearly 10-year-old lawsuit alleging breach of contract by the state. The Claremore Daily Progress reported:…

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