Nelson gardens to be re-created at Camp Joy cabin in Lebanon

Master gardeners will re-create Col A.T. Nelson's flower gardens at the restored Camp Joy cabin at Boswell Park in Lebanon, Missouri. When he operated the Top o’ the Ozarks Inn and, later, the Nelson Tavern (aka Nelson Hotel) and Nelson’s Dream Village in Lebanon, Nelson lined flowers along the paths near Route 66. Gary Sosniecki … Continue reading Nelson gardens to be re-created at Camp Joy cabin in Lebanon

Lebanon motel on Route 66 renovated, rechristened as Maple Tree Inn

A motel along Route 66 known as Midwest Inn on the west side of Lebanon, Missouri, recently was renovated and renamed the Maple Tree Inn. According to a news release, the company that purchased the property at 2125 W. Elm St. (aka Route 66) gave it a freshening up: Travelers will be assured of a … Continue reading Lebanon motel on Route 66 renovated, rechristened as Maple Tree Inn

Lebanon Parks moves forward with a feasibility study on moving parts of Gasconade River Bridge

The Lebanon (Missouri) Parks Department officially is moving forward with a feasibility study to see whether it can move part of Route 66's endangered Gasconade River Bridge to Boswell Park, though it remains unclear whether the span will be torn down. According to a report by KRMS radio, the cost to move the bridge isn’t … Continue reading Lebanon Parks moves forward with a feasibility study on moving parts of Gasconade River Bridge

Part of Gasconade River Bridge may be moved to Boswell Park in Lebanon

The park board of Lebanon, Missouri, is considering a feasibility study of whether a portion of the closed Gasconade River Bridge near Hazelgreen can be moved to Boswell Park, though the future of the Route 66 span continues to remain unclear. The Laclede County Record reported in its latest edition (subscription required) that Lebanon parks … Continue reading Part of Gasconade River Bridge may be moved to Boswell Park in Lebanon

Inaugural class for Laclede County Route 66 Wall of Fame announced

The first five inductees to the Laclede County Route 66 Wall of Fame recently were announced by the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society in mid-Missouri. The Class of 2022 are: Bob and Ramona Lehman, owners of the Munger Moss Motel in LebanonFrank and Dorothy Nelson, creator of Nelson's Dream Village and Nelson Tavern in LebanonCharles … Continue reading Inaugural class for Laclede County Route 66 Wall of Fame announced

Liquor store on Route 66 in Lebanon marks 75 years

The Munger Moss Motel in Lebanon, Missouri, is marking its 75th year this year along Route 66. But there's another business in town that's also marking its 75th anniversary. That would be the Orchard Hills Package Store at Washington Avenue and Elm Street (aka Route 66). The Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society reported more of … Continue reading Liquor store on Route 66 in Lebanon marks 75 years

Munger Moss Motel holding a celebration for two big anniversaries in June

The Munger Moss Motel in Lebanon, Missouri, will host a celebration in June for not one, but two, significant anniversaries regarding the Route 66 landmark. First, the motel itself will be marking its 75th anniversary. Second, Ramona Lehman will be marking her 50th year as owner of the property. The gala weekend will be June … Continue reading Munger Moss Motel holding a celebration for two big anniversaries in June

Founder of Wrink’s Market honored by his hometown 14 years after his death

Glenn Wrinkle Sr., founder and operator of Wrink's Market along Route 66 from 1950 until his death in 2005, was given the Lebanon Community Achievement Award last week. The honor is given to those “whose lives and careers have had a major beneficial impact on the Laclede County Area." Wrinkle and four other honorees in … Continue reading Founder of Wrink’s Market honored by his hometown 14 years after his death

Restored Camp Joy cabin dedicated at Lebanon Park

The last surviving cabin of Camp Joy was dedicated Saturday at Boswell Park in Lebanon, Missouri, during the Lebanon Route 66 Festival. Volunteers spent four months restoring the cabin, which once stood in the long-gone Camp Joy complex along a fledgling Route 66 in Lebanon. The Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society website posted some details … Continue reading Restored Camp Joy cabin dedicated at Lebanon Park

Bob Lehman, co-owner of the Munger Moss Motel, dies

Bob Lehman, the longtime co-owner of the Route 66 landmark Munger Moss Motel in Lebanon, Missouri, died Thursday after a bout with cancer. He was 81. Bob and Ramona Lehman, who are Iowa natives, took possession of the Munger Moss Motel on June 1, 1971, after a fact-finding trip to Springfield, Missouri, to look for … Continue reading Bob Lehman, co-owner of the Munger Moss Motel, dies