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Two Williams businesses featured in ‘Hotel Impossible’ show

Two Williams businesses featured in ‘Hotel Impossible’ show

The Canyon Hotel and RV Park and the Red Garter Bed and Bakery will be featured in an episode of the Travel Channel’s reality show “Hotel Impossible” later this year, according to the Williams News. “Hotel Impossible’s” premise is hotels…

El Garces now open for tours

El Garces now open for tours

El Garces, the former Harvey House in Needles, California, now is open for guided tours after a long and expensive rehabilitation in recent years. A reader passed along a new flyer that advertises tours for $5 per person. All money…

County clears plan for amusement park in Williams

Coconino County approved the creation of a theme park district that could lead to a half-billion-dollar amusement park on the north side of Williams, Arizona, according to the Arizona Daily Sun. The amusement park would be on 475 acres on…

Santo Domingo Trading Post may reopen by 2016

The historic Santo Domingo Trading Post at Santo Domingo, New Mexico, apparently has set a tentative reopening in 2016 after years of rebuilding following a devastating fire nearly 15 years ago. The Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper, checking on the…

Railroad confirms it’s removing deck from MacArthur Bridge

This was reported 10 months ago, but the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis confirmed through a KPLR-TV report this week it is removing the automobile deck from the historic MacArthur Bridge in St. Louis. The railroad told the TV…

A visit to Ollie’s Station

DiscoverOklahoma, which is part of the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department, recently uploaded this video about Ollie’s Station restaurant on the southwest side of Tulsa. As you might guess, the restaurant and its toy trains are a big hit with…

Interactive map sorts 1935-1945 photos

Starting in 1935, photographers with the New Deal’s Farm Security Administration began documenting life in the United States during the Great Depression and, later, World War II. More than 170,000 photos were taken, and a few of them became famous,…

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