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Fundraising goal met to fix Boots Court’s hail-damaged neon

Fundraising goal met to fix Boots Court’s hail-damaged neon

Only five days after it launched, a GoFundMe campaign to repair architectural neon lighting at the Boots Court in Carthage, Missouri, met its goal of $4,000. That was the estimated cost to fix the neon, which was damaged by a severe…

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Boots Court, 66 Drive-In suffer hail damage

Boots Court, 66 Drive-In suffer hail damage

At least two Route 66 landmarks — the Boots Court motel and the 66 Drive-In theater — suffered extensive damage from a severe hailstorm early Sunday, mostly to their neon lighting. KTTS radio showed a photo of hailstones at least…

Elbow Inn in Devil’s Elbow partially reopens Friday

Elbow Inn in Devil’s Elbow partially reopens Friday

The Elbow Inn restaurant and bar in Devil’s Elbow, Missouri, will partly reopen Friday for the Memorial Day weekend, less than a month after it was heavily damaged by a record flood from the Big Piney River. A phone call…

1 killed, dozens of homes damaged by tornado in Elk City

1 killed, dozens of homes damaged by tornado in Elk City

At least one person has died in Elk City, Oklahoma, after a tornado struck the Route 66 city on Tuesday. KOCO-TV in Oklahoma City provided some other details about the destruction: Forty homes have been completely destroyed and between 50…

How to help Devil’s Elbow

How to help Devil’s Elbow

It seems as if relief efforts have gotten more organized in recent days on how to help the flood-stricken Route 66 village of Devil’s Elbow, Missouri. The Elbow Inn restaurant and bar already has a crowdfunding site, but it also…

Congresswoman tours flood-stricken Devil’s Elbow

Congresswoman tours flood-stricken Devil’s Elbow

U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler this week took in a firsthand view of the damage inflicted by a record flood in the Route 66 town of Devil’s Elbow, Missouri. To date, she is the only non-local politician to go to the…

Devil’s Elbow residents determined to rebuild

Devil’s Elbow residents determined to rebuild

Although many homes were damaged or destroyed by record flooding in Devil’s Elbow, Missouri, residents there seem determined to rebuild. but it’s not going to be easy. And apparently the federal government has some hard questions to answer from the county. The…

Elbow Inn sets up crowdfunding site to help rebuild

Elbow Inn sets up crowdfunding site to help rebuild

The landmark Elbow Inn restaurant and bar in Devil’s Elbow, Missouri, that was damaged by unprecedented floods set up a crowdfunding site today to help rebuild. The website has been set up through Youcaring.com, with a $50,000 goal. The restaurant…

County official: ‘Devil’s Elbow is gone’

County official: ‘Devil’s Elbow is gone’

A Pulaski County, Missouri, official said “Devil’s Elbow is gone” during a county commission meeting Monday to assess record flooding in the region. Pulaski County Emergency Manager Lawson “Smitty” Smith made that pronouncement about the Route 66 village after the…

Devil’s Elbow ravaged by flooding

Devil’s Elbow ravaged by flooding

Flooding across mid-Missouri has affected many towns, but none more than the Route 66 hamlet of Devil’s Elbow. According to the Waynesville Daily Guide, residents of Devil’s Elbow were asked to evacuate by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The rising…

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