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Powerhouse Visitors Center in Kingman finishes renovations

Powerhouse Visitors Center in Kingman finishes renovations

The Powerhouse Visitors Center in Kingman, Arizona, late last month finished $250,000 in remodeling officials believe will increase the facility’s revenue. The Kingman Daily Miner reported the city funded the renovations, along with contributions from the Historic Route 66 Association…

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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…

La Posada to begin restoration of east grounds, depot next month

La Posada to begin restoration of east grounds, depot next month

La Posada Hotel in Winslow, Arizona, will begin a $2 million first phase of restoration of its east grounds and railroad depot in July. According to a Facebook post a few days ago from hotel owner Allan Affeldt, the project…

Sleep overnight in a caboose on Route 66

Sleep overnight in a caboose on Route 66

Are you a railroad buff who’d love to travel Route 66? A KOA campground in Eureka, Missouri, has just the thing for you — a railroad caboose that recently was renovated for use for overnight travelers. KSDK-TV in St. Louis…

Photo deck dedicated for “Ship It on the Frisco” trestle

Photo deck dedicated for “Ship It on the Frisco” trestle

Shrewsbury, Missouri, last week dedicated a new photo deck so visitors can take a photograph of the historic “Ship It on the Frisco” train trestle that goes over Route 66 in the city. St. Louis Route 66 historian Norma Maret Bolin said the…

Church in historic building hosting fundraiser today for Route 66 Village

Church in historic building hosting fundraiser today for Route 66 Village

The Merge Church, in a historic building in the Red Fork district of southwest Tulsa, is hosting at a matinée screening today of a 1943 John Wayne film as a fundraiser for the nearby Route 66 Village. Merge Church at…

Midwest Terminal Building in St. Louis added to National Register

Midwest Terminal Building in St. Louis added to National Register

The Midwest Terminal Building in St. Louis, better known as the Globe-Democrat Building or the Globe Building, was added to the National Register of Historic Places, according to an email Friday from the National Park Service. The National Register listing was…

Hotel Castaneda renovation funding hits a snag

Hotel Castaneda renovation funding hits a snag

A state office’s rejections of tax-credit loan applications may slow Allan Affeldt’s bid to renovate the historic but long-closed Hotel Castaneda in Las Vegas, New Mexico. According to a story in the Albuquerque Journal, the New Mexico Finance Authority nixed…

Bones of Route 66 motel being used for mining monument in Kingman

Bones of Route 66 motel being used for mining monument in Kingman

A history buff is using stones from a demolished Route 66 motel in Kingman, Arizona, to re-create a mining monument that stood more than 100 years ago in the city. C. Russell collected stones from the recently razed Bells Motel, aka…

La Posada acquires vintage domed rail car

La Posada acquires vintage domed rail car

La Posada in Winslow, Arizona, recently acquired a historic Santa Fe Pleasure Dome rail car that will be refurbished to house history exhibits and a guest room. The rail car will be a part of the next phase of La Posada complex’s Route…

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