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’

Artist creates “Signs” billboard along Route 66 in western Oklahoma

Oklahoma Baptist University professor Corey Fuller recently created an art billboard titled "Signs" along Route 66 in western Oklahoma. One can see the "Signs" billboard driving west on Route 66 between Weatherford and Clinton, between mile markers 77 and 78 on Interstate 40's north side. The university had more details in a news release: The … Continue reading Artist creates “Signs” billboard along Route 66 in western Oklahoma

Trust gives $45,000 grant to restore sign at Redland Theatre in Clinton

A charitable trust has awarded more than $45,000 to restore the marquee neon at the historic Redland Theatre in downtown Clinton, Oklahoma. The M.T. and Helen Gholston Charitable Trust gave $45,765 to the Clinton Industrial Foundation, which will oversee the distribution of the money during the sign's restoration, according to the Clinton Daily News. According … Continue reading Trust gives $45,000 grant to restore sign at Redland Theatre in Clinton

Clinton agency approves plan to renovate Glancy Motel, Pops Hicks properties

The Clinton Economic Development Authority during a special meeting Tuesday approved a $7.75 million plan to renovate the historic Glancy Motel and adjoining Pops Hicks restaurant properties in Clinton, Oklahoma. According to the Clinton Daily News, local oilman Rick Koch presented the proposal: The proposal includes renovating the Glancy and Pop Hicks to their historic … Continue reading Clinton agency approves plan to renovate Glancy Motel, Pops Hicks properties

Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton to mark 25th anniversary next month

The Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton, the oldest museum dedicated solely to Route 66, will celebrate its 25th year in operation on Sept. 23. A news release to the Guymon Daily Herald in Oklahoma put out a story with factoids about the museum. We've added a few other facts to it: The Clinton museum … Continue reading Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton to mark 25th anniversary next month