Cleanup day scheduled next month at Shamrock Court in Sullivan

The Route 66 Association of Missouri is hosting a cleanup weekend next month for the closed but well-maintained Shamrock Court motel in Sullivan, Missouri. The cleanup days will be Saturday, Nov. 7-8, beginning at 8 a.m. each day. According to the events page on Facebook, volunteers will clean out and fix up each individual unit … Continue reading Cleanup day scheduled next month at Shamrock Court in Sullivan

Route 66 Association of Missouri raising money to restore Red Cedar Inn sign

The Route 66 Association of Missouri has launched a fundraiser to help restore the neon sign for the former Red Cedar Inn restaurant. The city of Pacific, Missouri, eventually will convert the Route 66 landmark into a history and visitors center. Association President Rich Dinkela launched a Facebook Pay campaign for the neon sign restoration. … Continue reading Route 66 Association of Missouri raising money to restore Red Cedar Inn sign

Discussions over the fate of Gasconade River Bridge are “at an impasse”

Talks between the Route 66 Association of Missouri and the Missouri Department of Transportation over the future of the historic Gasconade River Bridge near Hazelgreen “and are currently at an impasse,” according to a state official's letter to the director of the State Historic Preservation Office. Gary Sosniecki obtained a copy of MoDOT's letter Monday … Continue reading Discussions over the fate of Gasconade River Bridge are “at an impasse”

Gasconade River Bridge earns a reprieve from destruction

The closed Gasconade River Bridge near Hazelgreen, Missouri, was facing a spring deadline to find a new owner for the historic span or the Missouri Department of Transportation would advertise for bids to tear it down. That deadline is off the table, according to Joe Sonderman of the Route 66 Association of Missouri. He wrote … Continue reading Gasconade River Bridge earns a reprieve from destruction

Missouri Route 66 association to begin talks to take ownership of Gasconade River Bridge

The Route 66 Association of Missouri plans to submit a formal proposal to the state by March 4 to take over ownership of the endangered Gasconade River Bridge near Hazelgreen. The association decided to try to make the move during a special meeting Saturday. The Missouri Department of Transportation has set a "drop-dead date" of … Continue reading Missouri Route 66 association to begin talks to take ownership of Gasconade River Bridge

Route 66 Association of Missouri may take over ownership of Gasconade River Bridge

Rich Dinkela, president of the Route 66 Association of Missouri, said Thursday on a video he wants the association to take over ownership of the endangered Gasconade River Bridge near Hazelgreen. Dinkela said he's seeking a groundswell of support to persuade the Missouri association to approve his proposal at its board meeting Saturday afternoon at … Continue reading Route 66 Association of Missouri may take over ownership of Gasconade River Bridge

Longtime Route 66 advocate Jane Dippel dies

Longtime Route 66 fan and advocate Jane Dippel of the St. Louis area has died, according to officers with the Route 66 Association of Missouri and alumni at her old high school. According to a Facebook page devoted to graduates of Affton High School in the St. Louis suburb of Affton, Missouri, a celebration of … Continue reading Longtime Route 66 advocate Jane Dippel dies

Oklahoma senator says he’ll withdraw bill to rename a part of Route 66 for Trump

One day after the bill was introduced, an Oklahoma state senator withdrew a proposal to rename a stretch of Route 66 as President Donald J. Trump Highway after the measure received widespread criticism from Route 66 fans and fellow lawmakers, including Trump's supporters. State Sen. Nathan Dahm (R-Broken Arrow) said Wednesday he would withdraw the … Continue reading Oklahoma senator says he’ll withdraw bill to rename a part of Route 66 for Trump

Will the Wishing Well Motor Inn’s sign be saved?

The closed Wishing Well Motor Inn in Springfield, Missouri, is slated to be demolished because it's no longer habitable and has become a nuisance. But the president of the Route 66 Association of Missouri hopes the motel's sign can be salvaged and restored. The motel at 3550 W. Chestnut Expressway (aka Route 66) was owned … Continue reading Will the Wishing Well Motor Inn’s sign be saved?

Lurvey Courts in Springfield may have earned a reprieve

After appearing doomed to the wrecking ball two weeks ago, it appears the long-closed Lurvey Courts in Springfield, Missouri, may have earned at least a reprieve. Volunteers with the Route 66 Association of Missouri and other Route 66 enthusiasts will hold work days at 9 a.m. Friday and Saturday to clear brush from the long-abandoned … Continue reading Lurvey Courts in Springfield may have earned a reprieve