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One way to repurpose an old sign

One way to repurpose an old sign

Steve Paulken, city manager for Winslow, Arizona, sent these photos of the old Moore’s Pawn &┬áTrading┬ásign along Route 66 in town being refurbished, thanks in part to a city program. Paulken wrote in an email: This sign has been here…

Kingman building ‘welcome arch’ to its downtown

Kingman building ‘welcome arch’ to its downtown

Kingman, Arizona, is building a “welcome arch” across its downtown Beale Street, according to the Kingman Daily Miner. The arch would be installed as part of Kingman’s participation as a quarterfinalist in the America’s Best Communities contest in which $10…

Lebanon proposes $500,000 Route 66 park

Lebanon proposes $500,000 Route 66 park

The parks director of Lebanon, Missouri, unveiled a plan to build a $500,000, Route 66-themed park in the city that already has received a $25,000 commitment from the Laclede County Board. However, the parks board balked at the project’s price…

Route 66 tourism draws Hampton Inn to Pontiac

Route 66 tourism draws Hampton Inn to Pontiac

Pontiac, Illinois, doesn’t have a Hampton Inn hotel. However, that soon will change, and much of that is because of the surge in Route 66 tourism in that town. Hampton Inns is building a 79-room hotel near Deerfield Road and…

Reporter wants to track down Phillips 66 cottage stations on OKC area

Reporter wants to track down Phillips 66 cottage stations on OKC area

A reporter for The Oklahoman newspaper in Oklahoma City wants to track down all of the old Phillips 66 cottage-style gas stations in the Oklahoma City metro area. Business writer Brianna Bailey wrote about that quest during a recent column:…

Joplin city council OKs architectural study on century-old garage

The city council of Joplin, Missouri, voted 6-3 to approve a $14,000 architectural study on a circa-1920 garage that’s envisioned as a Route 66 welcome center, according to the Joplin Globe. The money for the study will come from motel tax…

Cars on the Route owner, Galena mayor embroiled in indictments

The mayor of Galena, Kansas, and six current or former city councilors recently were notified they’ve been indicted on a felony charge of misuse of public funds in a case that involves one of the town’s most prominent Route 66…

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