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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…

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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…

Route 66 Car Museum opening next month in Springfield

Route 66 Car Museum opening next month in Springfield

Classic-car collector Guy Mace plans to open a Route 66 Car Museum on June 15 at 1624 W. College St. (aka Route 66) in Springfield, Missouri. According to a news release from the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau: Patrons can…

New research solidifies Springfield as birthplace of Route 66

New research solidifies Springfield as birthplace of Route 66

   For several years, the town of Springfield, Missouri, has proclaimed itself as the “Birthplace of Route 66” and in recent years launched a fast-growing festival of the same name. Now it appears new historical research has deepened the link between…

Murals in Chelsea pedestrian tunnel to be revealed Saturday

Murals in Chelsea pedestrian tunnel to be revealed Saturday

Project Chelsea of Chelsea, Oklahoma, is inviting Mother Road fans to the town’s historic pedestrian tunnel under Route 66 to see the new murals in it that will be revealed Saturday. The Route 66 Pedestrian Underpass Mural will be unveiled at 4…

Use of shipping containers causes controversy in Kingman

Use of shipping containers causes controversy in Kingman

One man’s use of a shipping container as a colorful billboard to welcome tourists into Kingman, Arizona, before the 2014 International Route 66 Festival has blown up into a fight with city hall amid accusations of hypocrisy and selective enforcement. Pat McBrayer, a…

Albuquerque will fix its Route 66 neon signs by June

Albuquerque will fix its Route 66 neon signs by June

Albuquerque will repair and convert to LED all of its Route 66-themed neon archways and signs by June, including a defective one on the city’s west side has read “Route 6” instead of “Route 66” for almost a year. KOAT-TV in Albuquerque reports…

Braidwood resident wants preservation ordinance for Route 66

A resident of Braidwood, Illinois, asked the city council to come up with a preservation ordinance for the town’s historic buildings, especially ones on Route 66. Chris Earley said those properties “need to be landmarked for historical reasons and preservation reasons,…

Wildfires erupt near Topock, Needles

Wildfires erupt near Topock, Needles

Wildfires on Wednesday threatened resorts on both sides of the Colorado River as more than 1,400 acres burned near Topock, Arizona, and Needles, California. The Havasu News in nearby Lake Havasu City reported: — The Park Moabi Result and Pirate’s…

Vision Tulsa’s passage helps several Route 66 projects

Vision Tulsa’s passage helps several Route 66 projects

Voters in Tulsa passed the Vision Tulsa sales-tax extension by a wide margin Tuesday, and a few Route 66 projects will receive pieces of the $884 million pie. The big project of Vision Tulsa is building low-water dams on the Arkansas…

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