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Route 66: The Road Ahead, 2/21/2017 update

Route 66: The Road Ahead, 2/21/2017 update

The Route 66: The Road Ahead partnership has pledged to periodically send updates about the group’s activities. Here is the latest news release, lightly edited, below the fold: Advertisements

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Albuquerque relights El Vado Motel sign to mark redevelopment project

Albuquerque relights El Vado Motel sign to mark redevelopment project

The city of Albuquerque earlier this month held a ceremonial relighting of El Vado Motel’s neon sign to mark the beginning of a redevelopment project there that will preserve the historic Route 66 motel. Palindrome Communities and FDHC are redeveloping…

Lebanon unveils new Route 66 mural in Boswell Park

Lebanon unveils new Route 66 mural in Boswell Park

The city of Lebanon, Missouri, on Saturday unveiled a new, Route 66-themed mural inside Boswell Park designed for a photo-op for people traveling the road. It depicts a 1957 Chevrolet cruising into Lebanon on Route 66. A driveway was built…

Route 66 sculpture chosen for Admiral Traffic Circle in Tulsa

Route 66 sculpture chosen for Admiral Traffic Circle in Tulsa

  The city of Tulsa and the Tulsa Arts Commission picked Eric F. Garcia’s design, titled “Route 66 Rising,” as the sculpture that will be installed in the middle of the Admiral Traffic Circle at the intersection of Mingo Road…

Lost Signal Brewing Co. opens in Springfield, Missouri

Lost Signal Brewing Co. opens in Springfield, Missouri

Lost Signal Brewing Co. opened last week in Springfield, Missouri, making it the fourth microbrewery in the city and the second on Springfield’s Route 66. Lost Signal opened Valentine’s Day at 610 W. College St. (aka Route 66) in a…

Route 66-themed sculptures dedicated in Tulsa’s Howard Park

Route 66-themed sculptures dedicated in Tulsa’s Howard Park

Tulsa officials this week dedicated three Route 66 sculptures chiseled out of Indiana limestone at Tulsa’s historic Howard Park. Utah sculptor Patrick Sullivan painstakingly chiseled into the three massive blocks by hand over a period of months. The limestone columns…

Sprague Super Service station likely will open in May

Sprague Super Service station likely will open in May

The Sprague Super Service station along Route 66 in Normal. Illinois, probably will open to travelers in May, a few weeks later than originally anticipated. The reason for the delay is because work still is being done. The Bloomington Pantagraph reports:…

Tropics sign in Lincoln may be erected near original site by next year

Tropics sign in Lincoln may be erected near original site by next year

A local tourism bureau and a committee overseeing the restoration of The Tropics neon sign that once stood near Route 66 in Lincoln, Illinois, plan to erect the sign in the parking lot of a McDonald’s that will replace the original…

Art’s Motel in Farmersville reopens

Art’s Motel in Farmersville reopens

Art’s Motel of Farmersville, Illinois, best-known for distinctive sign that was restored by volunteers a decade ago, recently reopened after a six-year hiatus. The Prairie Land Buzz, a publication from a four-county area in Illinois near St. Louis, reported in its February…

Coates Cyclery in Pomona to close after 83 years

Coates Cyclery in Pomona to close after 83 years

The Coates Cyclery bicycle shop in Pomona, California, will close at the end of February after a staggering 83 years in business. The shop, at 760 E. Foothill Blvd. (Route 66), features a distinctive freestanding neon sign that was erected in the…

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