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Ground broken for Cardinal Route 66 Memorial Park

Ground broken for Cardinal Route 66 Memorial Park

Area officials broke ground Friday for Cardinal Route 66 Memorial Park in Webb City, Missouri, on a triangular piece of land on the town’s east side. Actual construction will begin in a few days. Completion of the park is scheduled…

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Two Oklahoma properties added to National Register

Two Oklahoma properties added to National Register

Two areas of Route 66 in Oklahoma recently were named to the National Register of Historic Places, according to an email Thursday from the National Park Service. First, the register recognized the Downtown Claremore Historic District that includes a couple…

Joplin may resurrect Mother Road Marathon

Joplin may resurrect Mother Road Marathon

Joplin may revive the Mother Road Marathon — a 26.2-mile footrace through parts of Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri discontinued in 2013 after declining participation and complaints about its promoter. Tom Rogers of TwelveOne Race Management and Marketing in Joplin, who helps run 35 events…

A concise history of Ash Fork

A concise history of Ash Fork

Marshall Trimble, who’s been designated Arizona’s official state historian, appears in this 2 1/2-minute video about the Route 66 town of Ash Fork, Arizona, for the Ash Fork Historical Society and Museum. And because Trimble grew up in Ash Fork,…

City of Tucumcari, police sued over 2014 arson fires

City of Tucumcari, police sued over 2014 arson fires

The city of Tucumcari, New Mexico, and six of its cops recently were slapped with a lawsuit over a former fellow police officer who ended up in prison for torching a closed Route 66 motel and an abandoned house. Courthouse News…

Where to see the total eclipse on Route 66

Where to see the total eclipse on Route 66

If you’re in eastern Missouri on Route 66 on Aug. 21, 2017, there’s a good chance you’ll experience a rare total eclipse of the sun that day. Most of the state will see at least a partial eclipse. But a narrow…

Paul Bunyon statue in Atlanta gets a new coat of paint

Paul Bunyon statue in Atlanta gets a new coat of paint

The oft-photographed Paul Bunyon fiberglass statue in downtown Atlanta, Illinois, received a touch-up last Saturday from the Illinois Route 66 Association’s Preservation Committee. According to The New Herald News, about 10 volunteers repainted the 19-foot-tall statue, also called Tall Paul. By…

Carthage bridge unexpectedly closes to traffic

Carthage bridge unexpectedly closes to traffic

A 1934 railroad overpass that brought Route 66 into Carthage, Missouri, unexpectedly closed Thursday after an inspection showed serious deterioration. Ron Hart at the Route 66 Chamber of Commerce reported the bridge already was scheduled to be demolished in April…

County’s puts nonbinding vote about ART on November ballot

County’s puts nonbinding vote about ART on November ballot

Bernalillo County narrowly agreed to place a nonbinding vote on the November ballot, asking voters whether the controversial Albuquerque Rapid Transit project should be placed on another future ballot. The Albuquerque Journal reported county commissioners voted 3-2 along party lines —…

Atlanta levies six-figure fines against ordinance violators

Atlanta levies six-figure fines against ordinance violators

Atlanta, Illinois — citing its wish to keep its town attractive to Route 66 tourists — has levied fines totaling over $100,000 each to two property owners it says violated ordinances. The Bloomington Pantagraph reported Mark Armstrong of Choctaw, Oklahoma, is dealing with a…

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