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Cucamonga Service Station may reopen by July

Cucamonga Service Station may reopen by July

The historic Cucamonga Service Station in Rancho Cucamonga, California, likely will reopen as an automotive memorabilia museum in July, reported The Press Enterprise. Volunteers of the Route 66 Inland Empire California Association have worked many months to restore the century-old…

Two development proposals revealed for De Anza

Two development proposals revealed for De Anza

Among the development proposals for the historic but long-closed De Anza Motel in Albuquerque are a quality boutique hotel and a motel/condominium hybrid, reported the Albuquerque Journal. Five developers submitted proposals for the property, and the city hasn’t revealed them.…

Part of old Route 66 in Kansas nominated to National Register

Part of old Route 66 in Kansas nominated to National Register

An old section of Route 66 north of Baxter Springs, Kansas, has been nominated to the National Register of Historic Places by the Kansas Historical Society. It’s rare for a nominated property to not win the designation. So the inclusion…

Proposals for De Anza should be revealed by mid-March

Proposals for De Anza should be revealed by mid-March

Proposals to redevelop the historic but long-closed De Anza Motor Lodge in Albuquerque will be revealed sometime in mid-March, when the Albuquerque Development Commission reviews them. Richard Metcalf, commercial real estate columnist for the Albuquerque Journal, reports the proposals are…

New paint job, sign unveiled for Cucamonga Service Station

New paint job, sign unveiled for Cucamonga Service Station

The appearance of the once-long-neglected Cucamonga Service Station in Rancho Cucamonga, California, has changed dramatically in recent weeks, including a bright yellow repainting and a replica of the Richfield gasoline sign that once stood atop the building that was unveiled…

Webb City residents donate money to preserve gas station

Webb City residents donate money to preserve gas station

Last fall, we reported Webb City, Missouri, was applying for a grant to preserve a 1920s gas station that’s just a block off Route 66 in downtown. The city was going to have to come up with its share of…

Senators reintroduce Mojave Trails National Monument proposal

Two U.S. senators from California have reintroduced the Mojave Trails National Monument proposal that would include Route 66 from west of Needles to just west of Ludlow, California. Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Sen. Barbara Boxer, both Democrats, introduced the Mojave…

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