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Storage of Tropics sign irks Route 66 advocates

Storage of Tropics sign irks Route 66 advocates

Several Route 66 advocates are upset the City of Lincoln, Illinois, is storing the historic Tropics Dining Room sign outdoors and exposed to the weather at a yard-waste disposal facility after it was taken down last year. Readers emailed me photographs of the Tropics sign laying…

Old “EAT” sign removed in Claremore

Old “EAT” sign removed in Claremore

An “EAT” sign that stood along Route 66 for about 40 years in Claremore, Oklahoma, was taken down Sunday because lack of maintenance made it a safety issue, according to the sign company that removed it. Adventure Signs in Claremore…

Remnants of Club Cafe being dismantled

Remnants of Club Cafe being dismantled

The process of dismantling the long-closed Club Cafe restaurant in Santa Rosa, New Mexico, began this week, according to the current print edition of the Guadalupe County Communicator. The publisher of the newspaper, M.E. Sprengelmeyer, said in a text message…

Joplin installs new wayfarer signs

Joplin installs new wayfarer signs

The City of Joplin, Missouri, on Friday unveiled one of a series of 37 new wayfarer signs to help guide travelers to attractions in the city. The first one is at 423 S. Range Line Road, according to the Joplin…

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…

Panel may advocate designating Route 66 a National Historic Trail

Panel may advocate designating Route 66 a National Historic Trail

A national committee of Route 66 advocates is exploring the possibility of lobbying the federal government to permanently designate Route 66 as a National Historic Trail under the auspices of the National Park Service, according to a news release Monday…

Albuquerque’s new shopping center sign is a throwback

Albuquerque has a new shopping center along its Route 66 corridor, but its main sign will spark memories of the previous business there. The Trade Winds Shopping Center recently finished construction, and it has a sign that’s reminiscent of the…

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