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Reporter finishes walk on Oklahoma City’s Route 66

Reporter finishes walk on Oklahoma City’s Route 66

Brianna Bailey, a reporter for The Oklahoman newspaper in Oklahoma City, recently embarked on a walking journey of Route 66 in that city for a story and a series of blog posts. She finished recently, and the last story is…

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Joplin’s Jewish temple soon will mark its centennial

Joplin’s Jewish temple soon will mark its centennial

The United Hebrew Congregation of Joplin, Missouri, will hold an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. June 12 to mark the 100th anniversary of its uniquely designed Jewish temple, situated on Route 66. Historic Murphysburg Preservation Inc., a group…

Los Angeles may preserve ‘Green Book’ properties

Los Angeles may preserve ‘Green Book’ properties

Los Angeles and the Getty Conservation Institute are exploring the possibility of rehabbing and protecting about 50 properties once listed in the Negro Motorist Green Book. A few of the properties may be designated as L.A. Historic-Cultural Monuments, reported the Los Angeles Times. The…

Albuquerque adopts budget for Route 66 visitors center design

The Albuquerque City Council on Monday night passed a $526 budget that includes $1.45 million for a design of a Route 66 visitors center on the city’s west side. Councilors voted unanimously to approve the budget, reported the Albuquerque Journal.…

City buys Sprague Super Service station

City buys Sprague Super Service station

The city council of Normal, Illinois, on Monday night approved a deal for the purchase and maintenance of Terri Ryburn’s Sprague Super Service station on Route 66. Ryburn posted on her Facebook account shortly after the vote: Well, it’s official.…

Fuel 66 food-truck park being developed along Tulsa’s Route 66

Fuel 66 food-truck park being developed along Tulsa’s Route 66

Several food-truck owners in Tulsa were looking for a place to park and sell their offerings. They and other entrepreneurs hatched upon a solution with their Fuel 66 concept at the corner of Atlanta Avenue and 11th Street (aka Route…

City may buy Sprague Super Service station

City may buy Sprague Super Service station

The city of Normal, Illinois, will vote Monday on whether to buy and keep up Terri Ryburn’s historic Sprague Super Service station on old Route 66. The Bloomington Pantagraph reported: The council will consider a $458,000 investment, including $229,000 to…

Albuquerque budget includes designing a Route 66 visitors center

Albuquerque budget includes designing a Route 66 visitors center

Tucked into a half-billion-dollar budget proposal for the city of Albuquerque is $1.45 million to help design a Route 66 visitors center. The Albuquerque Journal reported the Route 66 visitors center would be built on the city’s west side. No money…

Barstow belatedly looks at Route 66 plan

Barstow belatedly looks at Route 66 plan

The city of Barstow, California, has hired an Oregon company to come up with a possible strategic plan to help revive its downtown and Route 66 corridor. The Victorville Daily Press reported: A Portland, Oregon, company called MIG was hired…

Reporter walking length of Oklahoma City’s Route 66

Reporter walking length of Oklahoma City’s Route 66

Brianna Bailey, a reporter for The Oklahoman newspaper, has begun a fascinating examination of Route 66 in Oklahoma City — she’s walking a mile a day on the Mother Road. Here’s a video by the newspaper from Day 1, along…

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