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Students show design proposals for Tulsa’s Route 66

A group of University of Oklahoma architecture students on Thursday unveiled their redesigns of 11th Street in Tulsa that incorporates modern looks but pays tribute to the street’s Route 66 history. The News on 6 station in Tulsa had this…

Amboy School may become home to artists colony

Amboy School may become home to artists colony

The long-closed Amboy School in the desolate Route 66 hamlet of Amboy, California, may become a center for an artists colony, according to the Needles Desert Star in Needles, California. The Needles Unified School District owns the property, and is…

Kingman will create annual Route 66 festival

Kingman will create annual Route 66 festival

Inspired by last year’s International Route 66 Festival, residents and the city of Kingman, Arizona, are planning on a big Route 66 event each year, reported the Daily Miner newspaper. The festival will be called Best of the West on…

Lebanon may rename Elm Street to Route 66

Lebanon may rename Elm Street to Route 66

Lebanon, Missouri, may rename Elm Street to Route 66 within its city limits, reported the Lebanon Daily Record. The mayor, Lyle Anderson, said when that change occurs isn’t certain, only that it is coming: “It’s not clear yet what we…

Galena will sell bricks for downtown revitalization phase

Galena will sell bricks for downtown revitalization phase

Galena, Kansas, soon will begin to brick-selling campaign for the second phase of a downtown revitalization program along its stretch of Route 66. According to the Joplin Globe: According to City Council member Ashley Qualls, the approximate cost to complete…

Edwardsville Route 66 Conference is back on

The Edwardsville Route 66 Conference is set for Oct. 29-31 at the historic Wildey Theatre in Edwardsville, Illinois, after it was abruptly canceled a few weeks ago. The Illinois Route 66 Blue Carpet Corridor Coalition is sponsoring the event. Online registration…

The big threat facing Williams — and the Southwest

The big threat facing Williams — and the Southwest

The Route 66 town of Williams, Arizona, has faced plenty of adversity in its history — not the least the coming of Interstate 40 that re-routed east-west traffic and decimated its downtown, at least for a while. But a new…

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