Another new neon sign goes up on Tulsa’s Route 66 for Burnett’s Flowers

Burnett's Flowers in Tulsa became Tulsa Route 66's first new neon sign installation in 2020 after the business received a neon sign grant from the city. The Tulsa Route 66 Commission stated in a Facebook post the flower shop recently moved near 11th Street (aka Route 66) and Quincy Avenue, but it's been in business … Continue reading Another new neon sign goes up on Tulsa’s Route 66 for Burnett’s Flowers

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Route 66 Food Truck Park in Springfield likely will open next month

The Route 66 Food Truck Park in Springfield, Missouri, under construction will open by Feb. 1, reports the development's owner. Kirk Wheeler said the park that will have a full-service bar and gift shop will feature up to 10 food trucks when it opens at 1530 E. St. Louis St. (aka Route 66). OzarksFirst.com reports: … Continue reading Route 66 Food Truck Park in Springfield likely will open next month

Gearhead Curios in Galena wants your old license plates

The folks who are renovating an old Texaco station in Galena, Kansas, into Gearhead Curios are asking for old license plates to help cover the ceiling of their shop. The shop put out this message on Facebook a few days ago: In case you missed the initial news about a year ago, Aaron Perry, a … Continue reading Gearhead Curios in Galena wants your old license plates

Family buys long-closed G&E Tire Co. building, DeSoto neon sign in Carthage

A local family recently purchased the long-closed G&E Tire Co. building -- famous for its original DeSoto neon sign -- along Route 66 in Carthage, Missouri. According to the Joplin Globe, Caleb and Annie Patrick bought the building that sits at McGregor and Oak streets, the latter which is Route 66. Caleb found some interesting … Continue reading Family buys long-closed G&E Tire Co. building, DeSoto neon sign in Carthage

Old Riverton Store in Riverton robbed at gunpoint; suspect apprehended

The owner of the Old Riverton Store along Route 66 in Riverton, Kansas, was bound and robbed at gunpoint Monday morning. The suspect was apprehended about six hours later and is jailed on $200,000 bond. According to a news release from the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, the store, formerly known as Eisler Bros. Store, was … Continue reading Old Riverton Store in Riverton robbed at gunpoint; suspect apprehended

New Interparts of Tulsa neon sign is unveiled

The Interparts of Tulsa shop unveiled its revamped neon sign Friday evening at 3615 E. 11th St. (aka Route 66), one of several neon signs created or restored via the city's burgeoning Route 66 neon-sign grant program. The Interparts sign dates to the 1950s, according to the Tulsa Route 66 Commission. It's the fifth sign … Continue reading New Interparts of Tulsa neon sign is unveiled

Route 66 stakeholders trade ideas at Oklahoma’s first Route 66 Convention

A bunch of Route 66 business owners or advocates of that historic highway gathered this week at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City for the first Route 66 Convention in that state. The event was shepherded by Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell, who also runs the state's tourism department and has made boosting visitorship in … Continue reading Route 66 stakeholders trade ideas at Oklahoma’s first Route 66 Convention

Tulsa weighs location for another Route 66 museum

Update: A few corrections have been made regarding the Route 66 Experience. The Route 66 Alliance intends to stay the course in building the facility. Tulsa is considering a location for a Route 66 museum at the 11th Street and Lewis Avenue area near the Mother Road Market -- with blessings from a Route 66 … Continue reading Tulsa weighs location for another Route 66 museum

A long-closed gas station in Valentine, Arizona, reopens as a gift shop

A long-closed gas station called Valentine Station in Valentine, Arizona, reopened a few months ago as a gift shop. Marian Pavel, traveling Route 66 as part of field research to update his company's Route 66 Navigation app, found out last month about it reopening. Route 66 Navigation passed along the news on Facebook: Contacted through … Continue reading A long-closed gas station in Valentine, Arizona, reopens as a gift shop

Fire in Old Town Victorville destroys historic strip mall

A fire destroyed a historic strip mall in the Old Town area of Victorville, California, along the Route 66 corridor on Saturday night. The blaze occurred in the 15000 block of Seventh Street (aka Route 66) in Victorville. The strip mall was so thoroughly involved with fire when firefighters arrived, they did not enter the … Continue reading Fire in Old Town Victorville destroys historic strip mall