Tulsa wants its own Route 66 asset survey to account for city’s older alignment

The Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office will conduct a survey of historic assets along Route 66, but the Tulsa Route 66 Commission wants to conduct its own survey that includes the city's older alignment near downtown. According to Public Radio Tulsa: The state is taking an inventory of structures like movie theaters, gas stations and … Continue reading Tulsa wants its own Route 66 asset survey to account for city’s older alignment

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New Route Historical 66 Village neon sign lights the sky in Tulsa

The Route 66 Historical Village in southwest Tulsa lighted its new neon sign a few days ago -- one of at least a dozen new or restored neon signs along the historic highway in that city. Tulsa-area resident Susan Yates shared this short video and another clip of the animated sign on Facebook. Here's a … Continue reading New Route Historical 66 Village neon sign lights the sky in Tulsa

Bob’s Gasoline Alley collection near Cuba will go up for auction in mid-July

The collection of memorabilia at Bob's Gasoline Alley near Cuba, Missouri, will be auctioned July 15 after the proprietor died earlier this spring. Aumann Auctions of Nokomis, Illinois, is conducting the event at the Bob's Gasoline Alley site at 822 Beamer Lane west of Cuba, sandwiched between old Route 66 and Interstate 44. The date … Continue reading Bob’s Gasoline Alley collection near Cuba will go up for auction in mid-July

Route 66 roadside park coming behind welcome center in Baxter Springs

A Route 66 roadside park soon will be installed behind the Baxter Springs 66 Welcome Center in Baxter Springs, Kansas. According to an op-ed by resident Duane Lyon in the Cherokee County News-Advocate: This includes a mural wall, LongHorn Statue plaza, a green space, sitting areas at the sitting wall, focal point sitting area and … Continue reading Route 66 roadside park coming behind welcome center in Baxter Springs

Bob Mullen, creator of Bob’s Gasoline Alley, dies at 67

Bob Mullen, who parlayed his massive collection of gas-station and other old-time memorabilia into Bob's Gasoline Alley for about 20 years near Cuba, Missouri, died suddenly at his home Sunday night. He was 67. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 7057 Old 66, in Cuba. The funeral will … Continue reading Bob Mullen, creator of Bob’s Gasoline Alley, dies at 67

Afton Station in Afton is up for sale again

The landmark Afton Station in Afton, Oklahoma, is on the market again after being sold at auction less than a year ago. A sharp-eyed Route 66 enthusiast noticed the property recently listed on Facebook Marketplace by Teresa McCoin. Contacted via Facebook Messenger, McCoin stated she wanted $174,000 for it but would consider renting out the … Continue reading Afton Station in Afton is up for sale again

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

Sixth neon-sign grant recipient comes to light in Tulsa

The Cities Service Station in southwest Tulsa this week became the sixth recipient of the city's Route 66 neon-sign grant program to light the darkness. The gas station at 1648 Southwest Blvd. (aka Route 66), now home to Studio 45 Architects, was built in 1926, the same year U.S. 66 was designated. The Cities Service … Continue reading Sixth neon-sign grant recipient comes to light in Tulsa

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