JULY 7-- Sadly, Lurvey Courts in Springfield is being torn down, but, at least there is good news in the fact that one of the cabins will be saved for a planned Route 66 roadside park. The Missouri Route 66 Association put a valiant and time-consuming effort to save the striking buildings, but you don't always win.
The cabins were built in 1928 by Burt and Irene Lurvey.
JULY 8-- Illinois gives $450,000 for the Springfield Route 66 Corridor. This corridor of original Route 66 pavement goes along Peoria Road and the Ninth Street Corridor.
Always glad to see preservation projects like this.
JULY 10-- Twenty-nine gravestones were vandalized at the historic Hill Cemetery in Bourbon, Missouri. This doesn't appear to be done by BLM.