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Congressman takes road trip to promote Route 66 legislation

Congressman takes road trip to promote Route 66 legislation

Illinois congressman Rodney Davis on Tuesday toured Route 66 in Illinois to drum up support for his¬†bills for a Route 66 centennial commission and a National Historic Trail for the Mother Road. Davis and state Rep. Avery Bourne, who introduced…

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Masonic Lodge in Bristow added to National Historic Register

Masonic Lodge in Bristow added to National Historic Register

The nearly century-old Creek Masonic Lodge No. 226 building along Route 66 in Bristow, Oklahoma, was named to the National Register of Historic Places. The designation became effective March 20, and was revealed a weekly email Friday from the National…

El Vado Motel project begins; may be finished by Aug. 1

El Vado Motel project begins; may be finished by Aug. 1

Almost 12 years after the Route 66 landmark closed, developers began construction on the historic El Vado Motel and hope to reopen it as a boutique motel by late summer. KOB-TV in Albuquerque reported that construction began last week. Ponderosa…

Ruby Street Bridge in Joliet to undergo months of repairs

Ruby Street Bridge in Joliet to undergo months of repairs

We have some good news and bad news about the historic Ruby Street Bridge in Joliet, Illinois. The bad news is the bridge will undergo repairs starting Monday¬†and may cause traffic tie-ups until the project’s completion this summer because of…

Tulsa leaders take Route 66 tour to spark ideas

Tulsa leaders take Route 66 tour to spark ideas

  The Tulsa City Council and other area leaders took a bus tour of Route 66 in Tulsa County to spark ideas for the corridor’s revitalization. Voters recently passed the Vision Tulsa sales-tax initiative, which included a few million dollars…

Long-term plan: Build a replica of 66 Courts

Long-term plan: Build a replica of 66 Courts

David Wickline plans to eventually build replica of the 66 Courts motel and attached Magnolia gas station that once stood on Route 66 in Groom, Texas. Wickline, who lives in Ohio, announced it late Tuesday with a Facebook post linking…

Albuquerque museums soon will begin Route 66 exhibits

Albuquerque museums soon will begin Route 66 exhibits

Two Albuquerque museums will launch new Route 66-themed exhibitions beginning Saturday, May 14, to mark the road’s 90th anniversary. Here’s how the Albuquerque Museum describes the upcoming “Route 66: Radiance, Rust, and Revival on the Mother Road” show: From her…

Marathon Oil station in Miami sold at auction

Marathon Oil station in Miami sold at auction

The historic Miami Marathon Oil Station on an old alignment of Route 66 in Miami, Oklahoma, sold for $18,000 at auction Friday, but its new owner remains unknown for now. The Joplin Globe newspaper reported the station’s new owner declined…

A closer look at Albuquerque Rapid Transit

A closer look at Albuquerque Rapid Transit

The city of Albuquerque has this new, five-minute video that explains the design and concept behind the proposed Albuquerque Rapid Transit bus system that would run down Central Avenue, aka Route 66. Albuquerque Rapid Transit – Final from Two Hundred…

Anyone know anything about this clock?

Anyone know anything about this clock?

A reader is asking about the origins of a Route 66 clock he hopes to repair. An email from Kevin Knaup of Frontenac, Kansas, read: It belonged to my dad at one time and I’ve had it for about 10…

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