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Albuquerque adopts budget for Route 66 visitors center design

The Albuquerque City Council on Monday night passed a $526 budget that includes $1.45 million for a design of a Route 66 visitors center on the city’s west side. Councilors voted unanimously to approve the budget, reported the Albuquerque Journal.…

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A story about Gay Parita station’s reopening

A story about Gay Parita station’s reopening

KYTV in Springfield, Missouri, aired a 2 1/2-minute feature on the Barbara Turner’s resurrection of the Gay Parita gas station on Route 66 west of Halltown, Missouri. The segment contains footage of the station’s late original owner and Barbara’s father,…

City buys Sprague Super Service station

City buys Sprague Super Service station

The city council of Normal, Illinois, on Monday night approved a deal for the purchase and maintenance of Terri Ryburn’s Sprague Super Service station on Route 66. Ryburn posted on her Facebook account shortly after the vote: Well, it’s official.…

Fuel 66 food-truck park being developed along Tulsa’s Route 66

Fuel 66 food-truck park being developed along Tulsa’s Route 66

Several food-truck owners in Tulsa were looking for a place to park and sell their offerings. They and other entrepreneurs hatched upon a solution with their Fuel 66 concept at the corner of Atlanta Avenue and 11th Street (aka Route…

A look at Cruiser’s Route 66 Cafe

A look at Cruiser’s Route 66 Cafe

AAA Highroads recently posted this video about Cruiser’s Route 66 Cafe in Williams, Arizona. I haven’t been to Cruiser’s in a few years. One thing I didn’t know about Cruiser’s is Grand Canyon Brewing Co. basically is attached. Williams: Cruiser's…

City may buy Sprague Super Service station

City may buy Sprague Super Service station

The city of Normal, Illinois, will vote Monday on whether to buy and keep up Terri Ryburn’s historic Sprague Super Service station on old Route 66. The Bloomington Pantagraph reported: The council will consider a $458,000 investment, including $229,000 to…

Albuquerque budget includes designing a Route 66 visitors center

Albuquerque budget includes designing a Route 66 visitors center

Tucked into a half-billion-dollar budget proposal for the city of Albuquerque is $1.45 million to help design a Route 66 visitors center. The Albuquerque Journal reported the Route 66 visitors center would be built on the city’s west side. No money…

National parks likely will offer naming rights

National parks likely will offer naming rights

The Painted Desert in Arizona won’t be renamed the Sherwin Williams Painted Desert anytime soon. But many other things will be up for grabs when the National Park Service begins to look for naming rights for many parts of its facilities. The Washington Post this…

New plan suggests Gasconade River Bridge will be saved

New plan suggests Gasconade River Bridge will be saved

It appears the Missouri Department of Transportation will repair and reconstruct the closed Gasconade River Bridge that carries old Route 66 near Hazelgreen, Missouri, instead of a new bridge being built in its place. A draft of the state’s 2017-2021 Statewide Transportation Improvement…

Springfield, Missouri, sees boom in hotel business

Springfield, Missouri, sees boom in hotel business

Springfield, Missouri, is experiencing a boom in hotel business so far in 2016, and it appears one big reason for it is Route 66. According to the KY3 station in town: The Convention and Visitors bureau says the number of…

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