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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…

Route 66 remains a big draw in Kingman

In a story about Route 66 in Kingman, Arizona, the Daily Miner newspaper unearthed some interesting data from a survey conducted in 2011. The story contains a lot of anecdotal information from owners of gas stations, restaurants and motels on…

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…

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