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  1. Albuquerque repeals anti-cruising ordinanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 10 | Route 66 News

    The Albuquerque city council this week unanimously repealed a 2005 cruising ordinance, allowing Route 66 enthusiasts to take a slow journey down Central Avenue in their classic cars without flouting the law. According to the Albuquerque Journal , the task force found the 2005 Cruising on Public Streets ordinance were redundant in light of a 1994 irresponsible-driving ordinance: The 1994 ordinance already contains prohibitions against irresponsible behaviors such as drag racing; excessively loud electronic sound or music; modification of exhaust systems; stopping, standing or parking near hazardous or congested places; and occupying roadways, certain medians and roadside areas.


  2. Uranus Missouri installs a huge, new neon signRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2018 | Route 66 News

    The owner of the Uranus Missouri complex - best known for the memorably named Uranus Fudge Factory - near St. Robert, Missouri, threw the switch Friday on a huge, new sign that features 2,000 feet of neon tubing and hundreds of chasing bulbs. The sign will be finished by Oct. 18, when Keen plans a dedication ceremony.


  3. What's left of the Holiday Drive-In theater in Springfield, MissouriRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2018 | Route 66 News

    While surfing through YouTube, I found this short video of the remnants of the long-closed Holiday Drive-In theater in Springfield, Missouri. The video is notable because it contains drone footage of what's on the theater grounds at 2829 E. Kearney St. Even almost 15 years after it was closed, aerial footage still clearly shows it was a drive-in.


  4. Rare photos of Cyrus Avery unveiledRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 20, 2018 | Route 66 News

    The Historical Society of Missouri's Springfield Research Center recently acquired rare photos of Cyrus Avery, known as the Father of Route 66, as a boy and a young man. Avery, born in 1871, was known as a booster of Tulsa and Oklahoma in general.


  5. Kum & Go won't pave over all of original Route 66 after allRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2018 | Route 66 News

    The Kum & Go convenience-store chain reversed course and said it won't pave over a small section of Route 66 in Springfield, Missouri. After hearing from fans of the historic road, the company will keep an original section unpaved as it builds a new marketplace store at the intersection of Glenstone Avenue and Kearney Street, spokeswoman Kristie Bell said.


  6. Fate of original section of Route 66 remains unclear after convenience-store chain buys itRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2018 | Route 66 News

    The fate of an original section of Route 66 in Springfield, Missouri, remains up in the air after the Kum & Go convenience-store chain recently bought the property on which it sits. The Springfield News-Leade r reports the piece of road on 2.9 acres on the southeast corner of Glenstone Avenue and Kearney Street was purchased June 13 from the Missouri Department of Transportation.


  7. Sign at Jack Rabbit Trading Post gets a face-liftRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2018 | Route 66 News

    The co-owners of the historic Jack Rabbit Trading Post near Joseph City, Arizona, announced Friday they had completed a restoration of the west side of the business' iconic "Here It Is" sign. In a Facebook post , the owners said the 27-day project "took longer than expected," but they dealt with rain and wind a few days.


  8. Music documentary about Springfield premieres this weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2018 | Route 66 News

    "The Center of Nowhere," a full-length documentary produced by roadie Dave Hoekstra about the rich musical history of Springfield, Missouri, will premiere at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Fox Theatre in downtown Springfield. Hoekstra, a former writer at the Chicago Sun-Times who's traveled and written about Route 66 extensively, told Ozarks Alive that Springfield's central location, relative isolation and unique culture inspired the film.


  9. Scenes from the Route 66 birthday celebrationRead the original story w/Photo

    May 1, 2018 | Route 66 News

    A 92nd-birthday party was held Monday in downtown Springfield, Missouri, from the spot in 1926 where area good-roads activists proposed No. 66 for a highway from Chicago to Los Angeles.


  10. Route 66 birthday party set for Monday in Springfield, MissouriRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2018 | Route 66 News

    The city of Springfield, Missouri, will throw a free 92nd birthday party Monday afternoon for Route 66 from the downtown spot where the highway received its number in 1926. The party at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Park Central East in downtown Springfield will mark the spot when a telegram was sent April 30, 1926, to Washington, D.C. The bash will feature free birthday cupcakes and a giant replica of the telegram sent on that date.


  11. Pump stolen from Miami gas station recoveredRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2018 | Route 66 News

    A nearly 100-year-old fuel pump stolen from a historic gas station along Route 66 in Miami, Oklahoma, was recovered more than 100 miles away in southwest Missouri. The Miami News-Record reports the antique pump stolen Feb. 25 from the 1929 Marathon Oil gas station in south Miami was found at a store March 5 in Ozark, Missouri, south of Springfield, after a shopper recognized it.


  12. Conway restaurant becomes a shelter from the stormRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2018 | Route 66 News

    You may have heard about the horrific chain-reaction wrecks along Interstate 44 in Missouri caused by icy roads. The accidents killed at least two people, and part of the interstate was closed overnight until all the vehicles could be cleared The Rocking Chair Restaurant along Route 66 in Conway, Missouri, served as a shelter to those travelers stranded by one of those accidents.


  13. Route 66 figures prominently in Chinese-food documentaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2018 | Route 66 News

    At least two restaurants on Route 66 were featured in "The Search for General Tso," a 2014 documentary about the rise of Chinese cuisine in America. The Route 66 town of Springfield, Missouri, also figures prominently.


  14. John T. Woodruff's 150th birthday observedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2018 | Route 66 News

    People gathered in Springfield, Missouri, on Saturday night to mark the 150th birthday of John T. Woodruff - one of the city's top early developers and a key figure in establishing U.S. Highway 66. "Today is the 150th anniversary of the birth of John T. Woodruff who is arguably the person of the many people who have contributed to Springfield's development and success, he's the one who has done the most," Thomas Peters, dean of libraries at MSU, said. "He brought the west maintenance and repair shop for the Frisco railroad here in the early twentieth century and there are still a lot of people that the Frisco jobs were what brought them to Springfield.


  15. Route 66 projects included in Springfield capital-improvements planRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2017 | Route 66 News

    The city of Springfield, Missouri, will undertake more than 100 capital-improvement projects worth more than $80 million in fiscal year 2018, including a few Route 66 plans. The Springfield News-Leader reports the city council needs to approve the list next month, and the fiscal year begins in July.


  16. C-SPAN to feature Springfield, Missouri, in JanuaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2017 | Route 66 News

    Residents of Springfield, Missouri, last week welcomed a film crew from C-SPAN that will feature the city during the cable network's C-SPAN Cities Tour of several medium-sized cities. Among the segments the nonprofit cable network featured were about Wild West figure Wild Bill Hickok, the Trail of Tears, Wilson's Creek National Battlefield of the Civil War, NRA Sporting Arms Museum, a driving tour of Springfield and the history of Route 66 in the city, reported KSMU radio and other Springfield news outlets.


  17. A look ahead on Route 66 on its 91st birthdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2017 | Route 66 News

    Historic U.S. Highway 66, better known to the rest of the world as Route 66, marked its 91st birthday today. Some debate rages on whether Nov. 11 can be called the Mother Road's birthday.


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