Historic McLain Rogers Park in Clinton to undergo improvements

The City of Clinton, Oklahoma, and its Beautification Committee are in the early stages of making historic McLain Rogers Park "more accessible and user friendly," according to a newspaper's report. The Clinton Daily News (subscription required) talked to city manager Robert Johnston about the possible changes: “There is an obvious lack of handicap and ADA … Continue reading Historic McLain Rogers Park in Clinton to undergo improvements

City of Clinton soon will seek bids on partial demolition of the Glancy Motel

The city's Economic Development Authority in Clinton, Oklahoma, is about to seek bids to demolish a sizable chunk of the closed Glancy Motel. The authority moved to fund the demolition of every building at the Glancy except the office and 17 units on the south half of the property, plus whatever remains of the Pop … Continue reading City of Clinton soon will seek bids on partial demolition of the Glancy Motel

Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton to receive over $1 million in improvements

The Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton will receive more than $1 million for improvements and new exhibits, it was reported at the recent Oklahoma Route 66 Hall of Fame induction. The Clinton Daily News (subscription required) had the details: The money being invested comes from a bond issue passed by the state earlier this … Continue reading Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton to receive over $1 million in improvements

Oklahoma Route 66 Museum to host Hall of Fame induction, Jerry McClahanan photo show

Next month, the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton not only will host its biennial Hall of Fame induction, but a show of Jerry McClanahan's early photos of the Mother Road. More details in a news release from the museum and the Oklahoma Historical Society, which runs it, about the two events on July 9: … Continue reading Oklahoma Route 66 Museum to host Hall of Fame induction, Jerry McClahanan photo show

Lucille’s Service Station in Hydro sustains moderate damage from a tornado

The landmark Lucille's Service Station along Route 66 near Hydro, Oklahoma, sustained moderate damage from a tornado, but a nearby office building designed to look like the original motel was more ravaged. KFOR-TV in nearby Oklahoma City shot footage from a helicopter of the site. As you can see, the original station suffered a little … Continue reading Lucille’s Service Station in Hydro sustains moderate damage from a tornado

Clinton group passes measure to begin rehab of Glancy Motel, rebuilding Pop Hicks

The Clinton Economic Development Authority board of trustees in Clinton, Oklahoma, during a special meeting Tuesday passed a three-part motion designed to advance the planned rehabilitation of the Glancy Motel and the resurrection of the long-closed Pop Hicks restaurant. The Clinton Daily News (subscription required) on Thursday had details behind the move: The motion, made … Continue reading Clinton group passes measure to begin rehab of Glancy Motel, rebuilding Pop Hicks

MoneyInc.com ranks White Dog Hill in Clinton as the best restaurant in Oklahoma

MoneyInc.com recently ranked the White Dog Hill restaurant east of Clinton, Oklahoma, as the best restaurant in the state. The Clinton Daily News ran a story about the honor during a recent edition. Several other Route 66 restaurants also made the publication's top 20. MoneyInc said this about the restaurant, which is just off Route … Continue reading MoneyInc.com ranks White Dog Hill in Clinton as the best restaurant in Oklahoma

City of Clinton to sell its 1939 fire station along Route 66

The City of Clinton, Oklahoma, transferred its ownership of a distinctive 80-year-old fire station to the Clinton Industrial Authority, which in turn likely will sell it. The building at 523 W. Gary Blvd., aka Route 66, changed hands during the city council meeting last week, reported the Clinton Daily News (subscription required). “This is the … Continue reading City of Clinton to sell its 1939 fire station along Route 66

Clinton agency completes deal for Glancy Motel, Pop Hicks development

The director of the Clinton Economic Development Authority confirmed Tuesday it had completed the deal to buy the Glancy Motel and Pop Hicks properties in Clinton, Oklahoma, and turn it over to a local developer to renovate or rebuild them. The Clinton Daily News (subscription required) reported the finalization of the acquisition from CEDA director … Continue reading Clinton agency completes deal for Glancy Motel, Pop Hicks development

Report: Clinton agency’s purchase of Glancy Motel is ‘imminent’

The Clinton Economic Development Authority's planned purchase of the Glancy Motel in Clinton, Oklahoma, is "imminent," reported a local newspaper. The Clinton Daily News (subscription required) quoted CEDA director Roland Mower after the organization held a special meeting Thursday: “Closing on the Glancy is imminent, and the Pop Hicks Restaurant will happen a week or … Continue reading Report: Clinton agency’s purchase of Glancy Motel is ‘imminent’