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April 10, 2014: Rehab of Devil's Elbow Bridge progresses - Devil's Elbow, MO

April 8, 2014: Route 66 added to Oklahoma's endangered places list - Oklahoma

April 8, 2014: Enhancements coming to U-Drop Inn - Shamrock, TX

April 8, 2014: La Posada owner completes purchase of Hotel Castaneda - Las Vegas, NM

April 4, 2014: NewLife Homes wants to renovate another Route 66 motel - Albuquerque, NM

March 28, 2014: Albuquerque wants ideas for El Vado Motel - Albuquerque, NM

March 28, 2014: Suspected drunken driver crashes into Summit Inn - Cajon Pass, California

March 26, 2014: Plans for new branches won't be changed, say county library officials - St. Louis County, MO

March 20, 2013: Has Time Run Out for Johansen's Mummers Theater? - Oklahoma City, OK

July 8, 2013: Ground broken on interchange project that restores part of Route 66 - Devore, CA

July 8, 2013: Albuquerque soon will enact neon sign incentives - Albuquerque, NM

July 7, 2013: Huge kerosene tank removed in front of El Garces - Needles, CA

July 6, 2013: Group may renovate Elk City hotel into apartments - Elk City, OK

July 5, 2013: City takes hard look at soft-serve ice cream stand Joliet, IL

July 4, 2013: Severe hailstorm strikes Santa Rosa - Santa Rosa, NM

July 3, 2013: Owners of historic Rancho Cucamonga gas station win property tax break - Rancho Cucamonga, CA

July 2, 2013: Boots Motel neon sign glows again - Carthage, MO

June 28, 2013: Footage from the Bunion Derby

June 25, 2013: Special needs apartments open in Santa Fe - Santa Fe, NM

June 21, 2013: Redevelopment pact will preserve Oklahoma City’s Gold Dome - Oklahoma City, OK

June 20, 2013: Historic Williams lodge being converted into a winery - Williams, AZ

June 15, 2013: Garavelli's restaurant in St. Louis closing soon - St. Louis, MO

June 14, 2013: Irv’s Burgers given an eviction notice - West Hollywood, CA

June 2, 2013: Bono's restaurant plans to reopen after moving building - Fontana, CA

June 2, 2013: Fire destroys downtown building in Carthage Carthage, MO

May 26, 2013: Kickstarter campaign launched to restore Roy’s sign - Amboy, CA

May 25, 2013: Flagstaff takes new approach in preventing wildfires - Flagstaff, AZ

May 23, 2013: El Garces restoration may begin in earnest - Needles, CA

May 13, 2013: Route 66 pedestrian tunnel will be converted into art space - Los Angeles, CA

May 9, 2013: Doubts arise over history of Galena's Murder Bordello - Galena, KS

May 7, 2013: Hy-Vee event raises money for Route 66 park project - Springfield, MO

May 7, 2013: Route 66 museum receives $5,000 donation - Tucumcari, NM

May 7, 2013: Litchfield museum sets June 1 for grand opening - Litchfield, IL

May 6, 2013: “Yukon's Best Flour” sign removed for repairs - Yukon, OK

May 6, 2013: Former 4 Women on the Route should reopen this month - Galena, KS

May 5, 2013: Vineyard planted at community garden project in Rancho Cucamonga - Rancho Cucamonga, CA

May 1, 2013: Santa Monica Pier begins renovations - Santa Monica, CA

April 30, 2013: Original sign re-installed at Boots Motel - Carthage, MO

April 30, 2013: Was the wrong developer chosen for De Anza? - Albuquerque, NM

April 25, 2013: Hotel Brunswick scheduled to reopen in September - Kingman, AZ

April 24, 2013: Library planned in abandoned Route 66 gas station in Mojave Desert - CA

April 23, 2013: Two historic theaters near Route 66 corridor are coming back

April 8, 2013: Needles' landmark Route 66 Burger Hut reopens on Broadway - Needles, CA

April 8, 2013: Fire destroys former reputed brothel used by Al Capone - Godley, IL

April 8, 2013: De Anza project may be in jeopardy - Albuquerqe, NM

April 5, 2013: Nonprofit group seeks to restore Whiting Brothers signs - Moriarty, NM

April 4, 2013: Progress Report: Colorful new chapter opens for Woodruff building - Springfield, MO

March 31, 2013: The Mother Lode - Tulsa, OK

March 30, 2013: How reopening a restaurant boosted a Route 66 town - Atlanta, IL

March 28, 2013: Remnants of Bell gas station are demolished, but sign is saved - Tulsa, OK

March 27, 2013: Boots Motel begins removal of gabled roof - Carthage, MO

March 26, 2013: New Gold Dome owner backs off from demolition efforts - Oklahoma City, OK

March 22, 2013: Yukon's Best Flour sign will be relighted by summer - Yukon, OK

March 21, 2013: Effort officially begins to restore Rancho Cucamonga station - Rancho Cucamonga, CA

March 14, 2013: New Gold Dome owner files for demolition permit - Oklahoma City, OK

March 8, 2013: Rock Creek Bridge closed to traffic - Sapulpa, OK

March 6, 2013: Boots Motel needs help with "Raze the Roof" project - Carthage, MO

February 27, 2013: A look at a future boarding house on Route 66 - Atlanta, IL

February 26, 2013: City of Carthage prods railroad to fix Whee Bridge - Carthage, MO

February 26, 2013: Carlyle Motel neon sign listed for sale on eBay

February 16, 2013: Route 66 billboard museum planned in Bethany, Okla. - Bethany, OK

February 16, 2013: Bond fund cuts may jeopardize future motel revitalization in Albuquerque - Albuquerque, MO

February 15, 2013: 66 to Cali stand will stay on Santa Monica Pier - Santa Monica, CA

February 13, 2013: TV program examines Route 66 renaissance of Atlanta, Ill - Atlanta, IL

February 12, 2013: Part of historic sign near St. Louis removed - Gray Summit, MO

February 8, 2013: Galena's "Murder Bordello" being resurrected - Galena, KS

February 5, 2013: Santa Monica Pier soon may undergo major renovations - Santa Monica, CA

February 5, 2013: Sentiment grows to tear down Cadillac Ranch - Amarillo, TX

February 4, 2013: Long-term plan in Albuquerque includes more neon signs on Route 66 - Albuquerque, NM

February 4, 2013: Grant will pay for Route 66 bicycle trail extension at Towanda - Towanda, IL

February 1, 2013: Nonprofit group acquires historic Rancho Cucamonga gas station - Rancho Cucamonga, CA

January 31, 2013: Owners put Bradbury-Bishop Deli up for sale - Webb City, MO

January 26, 2013: Springfield chamber honors owner of Route 66 Rail Haven hotel - Springfield, MO

January 25, 2013: City Of Tulsa Crews To Give 11th Street Route 66 Makeover - Tulsa, OK

January 24, 2013: Crown Candy Kitchen marks 100th year - St. Louis, MO

January 19, 2013: Carlyle Motel sign disappears - Yukon, OK

January 18, 2013: Boots Motel sets “Raze the Roof” volunteer days - Carthage, MO

December 7, 2012: Carthage Boots Motel Reopens - Carthage, MO

December 5, 2012: I Have to Tell You... - Pacific, MO

December 1, 2012: Updated Missouri hotels hope to keep Route 66 magic alive

November 25, 2012: Litchfield agrees to use hotel tax to fund museum - Litchfield, IL

November 14, 2012: Route 66 Landmark In Stroud Up For Grabs - Stroud, OK

October 24, 2012: Highway Highlights - Shining a spotlight on Route 66 - Tulsa, OK

October 19, 2012: That Sign - Crestwood, MO

October 18, 2012: Missouri Looks to Revive Route 66 Gas Stations

July 3, 2012: UNM, city team up to boost Route 66 - Albuquerque, NM

June 27, 2012: Preservation Board Sends CVS Packing? - St. Louis, MO

June 19, 2012: Sapulpa drive-in theater restoration on hold - Sapulpa, OK

June 18, 2012: Dream of architectural artifact museum gets closer to reality - St. Louis, MO

June 7, 2012: Route 66 motel El Travatore gets vintage makeover - Kingman, AZ

June 6, 2012: Deck to come off Route 66 Bridge - St. Louis County, MO

June 1, 2012: Bun Boy to close - Barstow, CA

May 22, 2012: Route 66 Designated Scenic Highway from Oro Grande to Arizona Line - San Bernardino, CA

May 19, 2012: Volunteers clean up Paul Bunyan statue on Route 66 - Atlanta, IL

May 18, 2012: Overhaul of Route 66 motel set to begin - Albuquerque, NM

May 12, 2012: Icon scheduled to re-open this summer - Sapulpa, OK

May 6, 2012: The Nat ballroom re-opens as local artist market - Amarillo, TX

May 6, 2012: Boots Motel, a Route 66 icon, reopens Tuesday in Carthage - Carthage, MO

May 1, 2012: Students help with Route 66 renovation - Normal, IL

April 26, 2012: Restoring Wright - Preservation architect's quest for authenticity and sustainability - Chicago, IL

April 25, 2012: Developer outlines plans for St. Mary Carmelite Church - Joliet, IL

April 15, 2012: Stay with Elvis and Marilyn in Kingman motel - Kingman, AZ

April 13, 2012: Route 66 gas station on historic register - Peach Springs, AZ

March 30, 2012: City to survey mid-century buildings - St. Louis, Missouri

March 28, 2012: Westside Wonder - Tulsa, OK

March 20, 2012: How Should We Save The Rialto Theatre? - California

March 17, 2012: Tim Landis: Williamsville antique mall to reopen this spring - Williamsville, IL

February 26, 2012: ABQ Mayor wants input on Route 66 improvements - Albuquerque, NM

February 24, 2012: Missouri Hick returns from fire better than before - Cuba, MO

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February 19, 2012: Route 66 Catoosa Blue Whale Struck By Vandals - Catoosa, Oklahmoma

February 12, 2012: Revamping Route 66 sparks local interest - Springfield, MO

February 10, 2012: Historic Route 66 'Boots Motel' Set to Open in May - Carthage, MO

February 7, 2012: OKC Central: Stretch of NW 23 has plenty to appeal to Route 66 tourists - Oklahoma City, OK

February 5, 2012: Route 66 key to revitalizing Old Town Victorville - Victorville, CA

February, 2012: The Mystique of Route 66

January 25, 2012: TPWD Looking to Sell Part of Palo Duro Canyon's Fortress Cliff Ranch - Texas

January 23, 2012: Razing of St. Louis theater sparks calls to change demolition laws - St. Louis, MO

January, 2012: Book Announcement: Edward Durell Stone: A son's untold story of a legendary architect

January, 2012: Bevery Hills City Council Approves Preservation Ordinance - Bevery Hills, CA

January 13, 2012: Route 66 Economic Impact Study is now available online

January 13, 2012: Tulsa councilor wants Route 66 task force open to many

January 8, 2012: Reviving Route 66 in Tulsa is new task force's goal - Tulsa, OK

January 8, 2012: Route 66 Roller Dome Gets New Lease On Life - Sapulpa, OK

January 04, 2012: Bernoudy-Mutrux-Designed Schweiss House Threatened - Ladue, MO

December 22, 2011: Local landmark marked for demolition - Cuba, MO

December 15, 2011: City officials still seeking new use for Bel-Aire Motel - Springfield, IL

December 9, 2011: Stage Coach Inn in SF To Be Converted Into Affordable Housing - Santa Fe, NM

November 23, 2011: Artistic Effort Underway To Put Murals All Down Route 66 In Oklahoma

December 5, 2011: National Scenic Byway Newsletter

December 1, 2011: Route 66 museum plans taking shape in Litchfield - Litchfield, IL

November 11, 2011: Route 66 Immortalized In Chandler Interpretive Center - Chandler, OK

November 6, 2011: Oasis or mirage? Business wants to tap Mojave water - California

November 2, 2011: Route 66 art gallery and studio spirals into being - Cuba, MO

November 1, 2011: Downtown bridge, Trail of Tears could be 'Tourist Bonanza' for Waynesville - Waynesville, MO

November 1, 2011: Learn how to make most of Route 66 at workshop - Bethany, OK

October, 2011: Richard Neutra Kronish House Sold - Beverly Hills, CA

October 24, 2011: It’s back! Missouri Hick Bar-B-Q re-opens on Route 66 - Cuba, MO

October 22, 2011: Historic Route 66 rink rolls again - Sapulpa, OK

October 21, 2011: Route 66 restaurant/bar soon may be museum - Lincoln, IL

October 11, 2011: Zeno's - Rolla, MO

October 12, 2011: Catoosa Restaurant Saves A Big Piece Of Route 66 History - Catoosa, OK

October 11, 2011: Historic Route 66 Bridge Reopens After Restoration Project - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

September 26, 2011: Luna Cafe Neon Sign Re-lighting Party on October 22nd, 2011 - Mitchell, IL

September 26, 2011: Route 66 icon is good as new - Catoosa, OK

September 14, 2011: Progress is good, but motels, bar still struggle with interstates

September 9, 2011: 'A lot of our history is gone' - Avila, MO

September 8, 2011: Billy gets his kicks out of Castle rock on Route 66 - Chicago, IL

September 4, 2011: Catoosa Blue Whale Gets Makeover - Catoosa, OK

August 26, 2011: Sisters take possession of historic Boots Motel - Carthage, MO

August 16, 2011: New Owners Vow To Restore Iconic Route 66 Motel - Carthage, MO

August 10, 2011: Route 66 site seeks restoration aid - Normal, IL

August 4, 2011: Planning board backs landmark designation for Route 66 station - Normal, IL

August 3, 2011: Winslow revitalization plan highlights sleepy town's Route 66 roots - Winslow, AZ

August 1, 2011: Fire destroys historic Coliseum Ballroom - Benld, IL

August 1, 2011: Historic El Vado Motel touted as 'catalyst' - Albuquerque, NM

July 28, 2011: Motel demolition signals Route 66 makeover mission - Albuquerque, NM - It sounds like the mayor of Albuquerque thinks that the way to revitalize an area is to tear down historic properties. No, actually that just hastens the decline! Scary!!! Read my review of "The Rise of the Creative Class" if you don't agree and see what you think - Book Reviews

July 27, 2011: State eyes Route 66 enhancements - Arcadia, OK

July 25, 2011: St. Louis Del Taco building may live, after all - St. Louis, MO

July 22, 2011: Grant helps effort to save historic Route 66 bridge - Eureka, MO

July 20, 2011: Marker program gets its kickoff on Route 66 - San Bernardino County, CA

July 19, 2011: National Park Service Announces 2011 Cost-Share Grant Awards for the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program

July 19, 2011: Admiral to head downriver today

July 18, 2011: Inspection focuses new attention on Bel-Aire Motel

July 8, 2011: Volunteers to rehab Arcadia building - Arcadia, OK

July 8, 2011: Route 66 'roadies' look to buy Boots - Carthage, MO

June 24, 2011: Route 66 icon Boots Motel auctioned off - Carthage, MO

June 16, 2011: Carty Camp becomes a point of contention, frustration - Needles, CA

June 6, 2011: Vintage Railroad Cars on Display at Route 66 Village - Tulsa, OK

May 25, 2011: Joplin's 'Route 66' heritage spared - Joplin, MO

May 25, 2011: Carlinville theater holds grand reopening Thursday night - Carlinville, IL

June 10, 2011: Historic Route 66 motel demolished - Albuquerque, NM

June 1, 2011 Crunch Time on Prentice - Chicago, IL

May 18, 2011: Maplewood honors 7 historic businesses along old Route 66 - Maplewood, MO

May 14, 2011: Revitalization project in west Tulsa hopes to bring business and tourists - Tulsa, OK

May 13, 2011: Fallin signs Okla. Route 66 bill bike trail bill

May 10, 2011: After Foreclosure, The Aztec Hotel Faces Uncertain Future - Monrovia, CA

May 9, 2011: Students: Downtown plan should emphasize history - Carthage, MO

May 8, 2011: 62-year-old Moriarty store closes its doors

May 5, 2011: Part of historical El Rancho complex destroyed in fire - Barstow, CA

April, 2011: Docomomo Us Annual Board Meeting: John Lautner Foundation Tour - Los Angeles, CA

Apr 28, 2011, 2011: Plan for Route 66 center languishes for lack of funding - Springfield, IL

April 30, 2011: Carthage group organizing to preserve Route 66 motel - Carthage, MO

April 22, 2011: How to restore a Route 66 motel--and stay sane - Cuba, MO

April 21, 2011: Webb City finding ways to capitalize on history - Webb City, MO

April 15, 2011: East Hollywood's Neglected Santa Monica Boulevard May Get Some Love - East Hollywood, CA

April 10, 2011: Ride: Route 66 bridge needs a benefactor - Eureka, MO

April 7, 2011: Carthage development plan focuses on history, Route 66 - Carthage, MO

April 2, 2011: Revitalization of SW Tulsa moves forward - Tulsa, OK

March 29, 2011: Mercury Theater to reopen with 'Twist' - Chicago, IL

March 22, 2011: National Trust for Historic Preservation Awards Landmarks Association of St. Louis, Inc. A Preservation Grant from National Trust Preservation Funds - St. Louis County, Missouri

March 17, 2011: Midcentury Modern L.A. Icon Gutted - Vernon, CA

March 8, 2011: Designers Show Off Their Work During Tulsa Hotel Renovation - Tulsa, OK

February 20, 2011: Joliet museum to get $25,000 grant - Joliet, IL

February 17, 2011: Route 66: Preserving an 85-Year History along the Mother Road - Springfield, MO

February 1, 2011: Closure causes concern - Tucumcari, New Mexico

January 26, 2011: Historic Route 66 properties, landmarks up for sale - Wilmington, IL

January 25, 2011: Sen. Feinstein reintroduces desert protection act - Ludlow, CA

January 25, 2011: Oklahoma bill would make Route 66 a "Historic Bike Trail"

January 24, 2011: Groups needed for Rolla history - Rolla, MO

January 4, 2011: City officials preserve history with video kiosks - Tucumcari, NM

January 2, 2011: Construction To Begin To Replace Aging Route 66 Bridge Near Bristow - Bristow, OK

January 2, 2011: Blue Whale landmark fishes for grant - Catoosa, OK

November 25, 2010: Vanished Route 66 sites in Duarte remembered

November 18, 2010: Carthage, Drury prepare for local study

November 17, 2010: Route 66 Gas Station Opens as Tourism Stop

October 4, 2010: Unity Temple lettering stolen - Chicago, IL

October 2, 2010: Saving the iconic Wigwam Motels

October 1, 2010: Buyers Pick Up Spare Items From 66 Bowl - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

September 30, 2010: Town proud of Route 66 connection - Rancho Cucamonga, CA

September 21, 2010: Woman receives grants to restore Route 66 service station - Normal, IL

September 18, 2010: Landmark along Route 66 re-opens - The Blue Whale near Catoosa sees some renovations

July 27, 2010 -With bridge gone, one fewer kick on Route 66 - Rancho Cucamonga, CA

July 27, 2010 -Bucks for a bridge - County receives $1.6 million for bridge restoration - Devil's Elbow Missouri

July 26, 2010: Local engineer working to aid Devil's Elbow span - Devil's Elbow, Missouri

July 22, 2010: Governor Nixon's tax credit commission criticized as lacking enough representation of people who know economic benefits of Historic Tax Credits

July 19, 2010 -Missouri Route 66 Fan Creates Directory for Historic Businesses - Brentwood, Missouri

July, 2010 -New Webb City Route 66 Center - Webb City, Missouri

July 7, 2010 -Two Historic Catoosa Bridges Are In Line For An Extreme Makeover - Catoosa, OK

July 5, 2010 -Feinstein's desert bill awaits debate in Senate committee - Barstow, CA

June 28, 2010 -Park service study to get to the roots of Route 66 - CA

June 22, 2010 -Route 66 nostalgia: Restoring a piece of the past - Amarillo, TX

June 22, 2010 -Officials seek guidance on preserving Carthage history - Carthage, MO

June 9, 2010 -Capone's Route 66 hangout destroyed in suspicious fire - Gardner, IL

June 7, 2010 -Preservation group to make presentation on adding Route 66 to National Register June 17 - Needles, CA

June 4, 2010 -Route 66 Landmark to Close - Bowling Alley To Be Turned Into Grocery Store - Oklahoma City, OK

May 29, 2010 -Iconic Route 66 Wagon Wheel Motel debuts restored rooms - Cuba, MO

May 18, 2010 -California Preservation Foundation and the National Park Service Join Efforts to Conduct Historical and Cultural Resources Survey on Route 66 - CA

May 4, 2010 -City to discuss lighting - Tucumcari, NM

April 20, 2010 - No simple fix for Route 66 bridge - Catoosa, Oklahoma

April 15, 2010 - Museum To Oversee Los Angeles' Watts Towers - Los Angeles, California

April 2, 2010 - Fire guts historic Old Town building - Victorville, California

March 25, 2010 - Route 66 plan focus of Joplin area board

March 12, 2010 - Vandals Damage Route 66 Sign, Again - Tulsa, OK

March 5, 2010 - Historic Route 66 seeing new life as a bicycle route?

March 3, 2010 - Building in downtown Waynesville gets new life -

February 24, 2010 - Foothill Blvd. in Rialto to get a lift - Rialto, CA

February 22, 2010 - Abandoned hotel was home-sweet-home for homeless - Albuquerque, NM

February 20, 2010 - Are fire safety laws endangering eatery? - Gardner, IL

February 17, 2010 - Route 66 has untapped grant funding potential - Cuba, MO

Januray 24, 2010 - Glendora council has its eye on Route 66 vacancy - Glendora, California

January 22, 2010 - Monett grad is at center of Route 66 preservation effort - Monett, Missouri

January 21, 2010 - Route 66 Association seeks public participation in management plan - Carthage, Missouri

January 21, 2010 - Route 66 focus of Jan. 28 meeting - Marshfield, Missouri

January 18, 2010 - Jefferson Arms Up For Sale

December 31, 2009 - The real deal: Riviera Supper Club reopens - Gardener, IL

December 27, 2009 - Study will survey landmarks along Route 66 for preservation - San Bernardino, California

December 24, 2009 - Info on vandals sought - Golden Shores Arizona

December 21, 2009 - Feinstein introduces proposed desert legislation in Senate - California

December 7, 2009 - The hearth once again burns brightly at the Wagon Wheel Cafe building in Cuba, MO... - Connie's Shoppe at the Wagon Wheel opens December 5

December 3, 2009 - Claudia Heller: A hitchhikers' guide to Needles' historic depot - Needles, CA

November 24, 2009 - Hotel Cuba on Route 66 in Cuba, MO condemned for safety reasons...

November 22, 2009 - "It was a hot time in the old town tonight.." - Newer addition removed from the historic Wagon Wheel Cafe building.

November 13, 2009 - National Park Service recognizes Route 66 center in Baxter Springs - Baxter Springs, Kansas

November 11, 2009 - Route 66 Threatened by Proposed Biodiesel Facility

October 30, 2009 - Route 66 designated National Scenic Byway - Oklahoma

October 29, 2009 - San Fidel shop named historic site - San Fidel, New Mexico

October 17, 2009 - Sapulpa trolley stands as testament to older times, Route 66 - Sapulpa, OK

September 23, 2009 - Saving the past - Route 66 radiator shop rescued from wrecking ball - Gallup, NM

September 16, 2009 - Wagon Wheel Motel Under New Ownership

September 10, 2009 - City installs new Route 66 signs - Carthage, MO

September 8, 2009 - Route 66 landmark hits 50th year anniversary - Oklahoma City, OK

August 30, 2009 - Restoration: Restaurant's neon sign shines bright on Route 66 - Tulsa, OK

July 28, 2009 - Baxter Springs museum joins national Route 66 project - Baxter Springs, KS

July 19, 2009 - Man on mission to revitalize Route 66 - Kingman, AZ

July 16, 2009 - ODOT Taking Proposals For Bridge Give-Away

July 12, 2009 - With Palms open, dig in - Route 66 dining stop in Atlanta, Ill., reborn after 41-year break, feeds nostalgia - Atlanta, IL

June 18, 2009 - Sign Of Another Time - Tulsa, OK

June 18, 2009 - Squalid Monrovia building transformed into architectural gem - Monrovia, CA

June 10, 2009 - Coleman Theatre in Miami Oklahoma

May 31, 2009 - A year after major fire, famed Rock Cafe reopens - Stroud, OK

May 29, 2009 - Landmark hotel razed - Albuquerque, NM

May 20, 2009 - Route 66 landmark Palms Grill reopens in Atlanta - Atlanta, IL

May 18, 2009 - Proposals for Devore Interchange - Devore, CA

May 14, 2009 - Historic Tulsa Bridge To Remain Closed - Tulsa, OK

April 9, 2009 - Route 66 Landmark Returns - Tulsa, OK

April 1, 2009 - Mommy Dearest - In an effort to bolster tourism and local interest, plans for Route 66 revitalization are underway - Tulsa, OK

March 19, 2009 - Route 66 Hall of Fame adds 68-year-old wishing well to collection - Pontiac, IL

March 15, 2009 - Alliance proposes establishing Route 66 national monument - San Bernardino County, CA

March 13, 2009 - Palms Grill to reopen off Route 66 in Atlanta in April - Atlanta, IL

March 13, 2009 - In business for three generations - Bassett’s Grocery closes the doors after 89 years - Afton, OK

February 23, 2009 - Historic bridge due for replacement - Catoosa, OK

February 20, 2009 - Pumped Up About 'The Mother Road' - Galena, KS

January 19, 2009 - City garners grant for trail project - Eureka, MO

December 30, 2008 - Splendor in Riviera one last time before closing - Gardner, IL

December 25, 2008 - State byways get FHA grants - Oklahoma City, OK

December 24, 2008 - Historic Peralta church is rich in memories - Peralta, NM

December 16, 2008 - Federal grant will help communities promote Route 66 - Miami, OK

December 5, 2008 - Newly restored Meadow Gold sign will return to Route 66

November 27, 2008 - Revitalizing Route 66 on Workshop Agenda

March 16, 2008: Hotel a shell of unkept promises - Article about the Eagle Hotel in Wilmington, IL.

March 13, 2008: Technicality may cut California desert areas from federally protected status.

March 12, 2008: El Vado Motel Saved.

March 6, 2008: El Rey owner seeks volunteers, financial help.

February, 2008: Funding voted for Arroyo study.

February 28, 2008: El Rey Theatre in Downtown Albuquerque was damaged by fire. Read about it on the KOAT web site.

February, 2008: Historic 1937 "Old Rock Filling Station" in Carterville, Missouri is For Sale by Owner. For more information see the Visitor's Welcome Center and Gift Shop web site.

January 18, 2008: Washita Motel in Canute, OK is for sale. 7 units motel with 2 bedroom living quarters attached. This motel is on original Route 66 in Western Oklahoma. An ongoing oil boom in the area will make for great living by renting rooms weekly. This motel would also be good to renovate for international Route 66 enthusiasts. Route 66 travelers pass by it frequently and stop to take pictures of the motel. $80,000 580-225-0565.

January 2, 2008 - Java.net opens in Cuba, Missouri.

January 1, 2008 - Members of The Oklahoma Route 66 Association cleaned up storm damage at the Blue Whale in Catoosa. Read about it in the Route 66 Pulse.

2007: Twin Arrows - I wish this photo was really taken in 2007. Compare to how it looked when I was last there - see my photo of the Twin Arrows from 2005. Word from others is that the arrows have not been restored, so the photo must be older. I hope someday they will be taken care of for the enjoyment of travelers.

December 13, 2007 - Arizona Man Has Plan to Save 1913 Harvey House

November 15, 2007 - St. Louis McKinley Bridge re-opens Saturday, with bike/ped lanes

Date Unknown: Missouri Highway Department Donates Salvaged Balusters from Route 66 Bridge.

September 7-9, 2007 Route 66 Association of Missouri Annual Motor Tour. Here is the press release.

August, 2007 - Harvey House in Seligman in Danger of Demolition - Seligman, Arizona. Here is an update from Preservation Online, dated December 13, 2007: Arizona Man Has Plan to Save 1913 Harvey House

July 4, 2007: Car 'Spindle' coming down — whether it goes back up remains in the air - Berwyn IL. Walgreen's strikes again!

June 3, 2007 - Wrink’s Market may reopen next month - Lebanon, Missouri

June 3, 2007 - Officials look with hope to reopening of McKinley Bridge - St. Louis, Missouri

June 3, 2007 - Demolition of Camelot Hotel to begin this month - Tulsa, Oklahoma

May 31, 2007 - After seven years, the hillbilly is back - Rolla, Missouri

May 30, 2007 - Holbrook’s History Comes To Life Through Pictures In New Ellis Book - Holbrook, Arizona

May 22, 2007 - Old Town deep in Hesperia's roots - Hesperia, California

May 2007 - Area Route 66 communities restoring old filling stations - Joplin, Missouri

The Sunset Motel in Villa Ridge, Missouri is for sale. For information, contact Hickinbotham Real Estate.

May 20, 2007: Explore Oklahoma's 'Mother Road' — Route 66

May 20, 2007: Route 66 Motels Endangered Species - Time Worst Enemy For Route 66

May 10, 2007: Route 66 Visitor's Welcome Center and Gift Shop Opens in Carterville, Missouri

May 13, 2007: A great American roadtrip down memory lane

May 7, 2007: Western Saloon on Route 66 For Sale - Kingman, Arizona

May 7, 2007: Dwight gas station welcome center on Old 66 - Dwight, Illinois

May 2, 2007: Depot Viewing Area To Be Opened Once Lease With BNSF Is Complete - Holbrook, Arizona

May 5, 2007: Landmark to link history with new retail district

April 19, 2007 - Kit-Cat® and Friends Great All-American Road Show announced.

Route 66 in Top 3 of Southern Scenic Drives according to the readers of Southern Living Magazine, who ought to know! Read the whole article here: What You Voted the Best of the South In Our 2006 Readers' Choice Awards.

March 7, 2007: Fire guts Route 66 landmark - Pig Hip eatery near Springfield became museum

March 6, 2007: Electrical problem likely caused Pig Hip fire

January 17, 2007: Breathing life into a faded desert landmark.

January 12, 2007: 'Old' Chain of Rocks Bridge makes national historic list.

January 11, 2007: El Vado Saved From Razing.

January 3, 2007: New Mexico's Acoma Sky City Becomes 28th National Trust Historic Site.

May 31, 2006: Jim Ross and Shellee Graham have launched a new web site of Route 66 Photographs.

October 12-13, 2006: Eighth Annual Conference on Illinois History in Springfield, Illinois, sponsored by the Illinois State Historic Preservation Agency. For more information, visit the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency web site.

October 31-November 5, 2006: National Preservation Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. For more information, visit the web site.

June 17, 2006: The Barstow Route 66 Mother Road Museum presents the 6th Anniversary Celebration CLASSIC CAR SHOW. Here is the official press release.

February 23, 2006: - Route 66 News - Rose Bowl in Tulsa is Sold

February 21, 2006: - Chicago Tribune - Route 66 a symbol of our glory days

February 21, 2006: Article in the Alququerque Tribune - Route 66: Illuminating path - Route 66, celebrating its 80th birthday, holds various meanings for people from all walks of life.

February 10, 2006: Fading neon light is sign of the times - The state of neon signs in the St. Louis area.

February 7, 2006: City Council Ensures Motel's Preservation - Optimistic news about El Vado reported in the Albuquerque Tribune.

The Draft Corridor Management Plan for the Arroyo Seco Parkway is now available on the Arroyo Seco Foundation web site. The plan was developed as a document envisioning the possibilities and opportunities that may be undertaken for the Arroyo Seco Parkway and the Arroyo Seco corridor from downtown Los Angeles to downtown Pasadena.


November 24, 2004 - New Owners Bring Hope to 1947 Wigwam Motel

March 29, 2004 - Winchell's Donut House Sign Moved to Museum

February 23, 2004 - Historic Route 66 On Road To Becoming ‘Scenic Byway’

December 9, 2003: Popular Route 66 Revival May Lead to Official Re-Instatement

October 2003: The new Route 66 Corridor Preservation News is out - get it here (PDF).

Vega Motel Sign Repainted - Read all about it in the Amarillo Globe-News. Plus more information and photos here.

October 22, 2003: The Boots Motel in Carthage, Missouri has been sold. We don't yet know what the new owner intends to do with the property. Click here to see photos of the Boots Motel and the former Boots Drive-In across the street.

Preservationists are getting their kicks on Route 66 -- while they still can

Members of Friends of the Mother Road recently repainted the Vernelle's Motel sign in Arlington, Missouri. See before, during and after photos here!

Goffs Schoolhouse Museum and Cultural Center Plans Open House Weekends to Introduce Visitors to a Treasure of the East Mojave and a must see attraction on Route 66. Read more here.

June 16, 2003: "Friends of the Mother Road recently rescued artifacts and a historic sign from the Beacon Hill Motel near Arlington Missouri, which is slated for demolition to make way for improvements to I-44. The descent to the Little Piney Creek is one of the most harrowing stretches of highway on 66, and MoDOT is trying to make it safer for travelers. We wish them luck and hope that a few accidents can be prevented in the future with this project, but we are of course very disappointed that the Beacon Hill will be a casualty of this road construction project. We are negotiating with museums to try to find a place for the artifacts and sign to be put on display to help people learn about Route 66 and her history.

Members of Friends of the Mother Road, the Route 66 Association of Missouri and other organizations successfully lobbied for the protection of the Pacific 66 Liquors sign in Eureka, which city officials initially wanted to demolish. The sign is being refurbished. The owners of the sign received the second Founders' Grant we awarded for 2002."

Photo copyright ©2003 by Kent and Mary Sue Sanderson

For more information about Friends of the Mother Road, visit the web site.

June 17, 2003, Belleville News-Democrat - Bridge will reopen toll-free in early 2006: McKinley span saved by multi-party bargain.

April 2, 2003: Gold Dome to Become Business and Cultural Center - select "Oklahoma" when prompted to view article.

As reported by Durocher's OklahomaCityBusiness: Purchase of Gold Dome Completed

January 2003 - Read a letter from Michael Romero Taylor from the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program for news about Requests for Proposals, Historic Buildng Surveys, and the Federal Advisory Council.

January 19, 2003, Roadsideamerica.com - Bunyons Hot Dog Muffler Man news

November 2002, Rural Missouri: Saving 66 - Route 66 lovers try to save what's left of the Mother Road.

Riverfront Times, November 6 2002: The last Howard Johnson's west of the Mississippi closes, leaving its patrons with no place to dine.

2003 Architectural Neon Project: The New Mexico Route 66 Association has been awarded a follow-on grant to continue the neon restoration work began in 2002. In 2002, 10 neon signs on New Mexico's Route 66 will be restored. In 2003, funds will be available to restore architectural neon.

June 6, 2002: National Trust Names Oklahoma City's Gold Dome Bank One of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places

The nonprofit community beautification organization, Viva Cuba, has a goal to complete 12 building murals along historic Route 66 by 2007, which is Cuba, Missouri's 150th anniversary. Four murals are now finished, one is underway, another is imminent, and we are fund raising, promoting, and planning future murals for the 2003 painting season. For more information visit the Viva Cuba Mural Project web site.

Ambassador College Preservation Efforts in Pasadena, CA.

Preservation Online, October 10, 2002: Neon Kicks on Route 66: Ten deteriorating neon signs on New Mexico’s 465-mile stretch of Route 66 are undergoing much-needed repairs

Pasadena Star News, July 30, 2002: City pulls out of Aztec Hotel upgrade

Amarillo Globe-News, May 29, 2002: Cadillacs receive paint job - Cadillac Ranch part of nationwide restoration project

Amarillo Globe-News, February 19, 2002: The Nat Antique Mall is put up for sale

Missouri DNR Recieves Grant for Route 66 Study: AUG. 13, 2001

Smithsonian Magazine, December 2000: Out From Under the Wrecking Ball - The Los Angeles Conservancy's Modern Committee fights to rescue remnants of 1950s "Googie" architecture and other 20th-century landmarks

December 13, 2000: Governor Announces Four New Illinois Heritage Tourism Projects

Theatre Consulting News, November 14, 2000: AUERBACH + ASSOCIATES DESIGNS THEATRE SYSTEMS FOR ALBUQUERQUEíS HISTORIC KIMO THEATRE ON OLD ROUTE 66 - Beloved "Pueblo-Deco" Theatre Brought Back From Decline





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