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Fire ravages Country Classic Cars near Staunton

Fire ravages Country Classic Cars near Staunton

A huge blaze Tuesday night destroyed at least one building and dozens of old vehicles at Country Classic Cars near old Route 66 near Staunton, Illinois. The Macoupin County Sheriff’s Office told KSDK-TV in St. Louis that 11 fire departments…

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78-year-old man is walking the length of Route 66

78-year-old man is walking the length of Route 66

A few people walk the 2,400-mile length of Route 66 each year. Not many do, but it’s not that unusual, either. But a man who’s just south of 80 years old walking Route 66? That’s unusual. M.J. Eberhart, an avid…

A closer look at NAACP’s Missouri travel advisory

A closer look at NAACP’s Missouri travel advisory

The NAACP last week issued a Missouri travel advisory, warning travelers and residents about possible discrimination and attacks against minorities in the state. The Missouri NAACP circulated a travel advisory in June, and the issue recently was taken up by the…

Santa Rosa revitalization plan would reduce Route 66 from four lanes to two

Santa Rosa revitalization plan would reduce Route 66 from four lanes to two

Traffic lanes on much of Route 66 in Santa Rosa, New Mexico, would be reduced from four lanes to two as one aspect of a revitalization plan proposed by a consultant. Planning consultant Sarah Ijadi presented the ideas for the…

Hearing delayed to rezone Classen Circle in Oklahoma City

Hearing delayed to rezone Classen Circle in Oklahoma City

A controversial rezoning request that would have led to the demolition of historic Classen Circle and its businesses in Oklahoma City has been delayed at least a month. The Braum’s restaurant chain, which requested the rezoning so it could put…

Time-lapse videos cruise Arizona’s Route 66

Time-lapse videos cruise Arizona’s Route 66

Robert S., known for the YouTube handle of “Forgotten Hwy,” recently uploaded videos of time-lapse drives on Route 66 from the California border to the middle of Arizona. Forgotten Hwy uploaded several Route 66 videos from the Mojave Desert earlier…

Buffalo Inn in Upland soon will be auctioned

Buffalo Inn in Upland soon will be auctioned

The closed Buffalo Inn in Upland, California, a fixture under various names on Route 66 for more than 80 years, soon will be auctioned by the county because of unpaid taxes. Columnist David Allen of the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin…

Joliet lukewarm to Route 66 The Road to Rock museum idea

Joliet lukewarm to Route 66 The Road to Rock museum idea

A pitchman wants a Route 66 The Road to Rock museum in downtown Joliet, Illinois, but a few city officials seemed tepid to the idea — especially the Joliet Area Historical Museum. Ron Romero proposed his idea — which aims…

Grant to help “Trucking on Route 66” project

Grant to help “Trucking on Route 66” project

A $5,100 federal cost-share grant will help Missouri State University Libraries and Ozarks Alive set up a “Trucking on Route 66” oral-history project. The grant comes from the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program, which should release its full list of…

More bridges washed out between Essex and Amboy

More bridges washed out between Essex and Amboy

Those hoping old Route 66 between Essex and Amboy, California, would reopen to traffic by September after bridge repairs may have to wait longer — storms damaged more than a dozen bridges in that stretch last week. Mazin Kasey of…

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