Some News on the Mother Road.
1. Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma to work together-- It would appear that these three states are going to work together to market their attractions and increase tourism. Miami, Ok. is pushing their 9 foot roadway and 1920s Marathon Gas Station, the only remaining station built by the Marathon Oil Company which is now a hair salon.
2. Berwyn's Spindle-- thre is even an article about it in Wikipedia.
3. Meremac River Flooding-- The Meremac River could be on the verge of setting new flood records. It has affected two Route 66 communities: Eureka and Pacific. I wonder how bad it is in Times Beach? It was a flood there that led to his abandonment.
Saw a picture of the Route 66 GasconadeRiver Bridge with water up to the bottom of it.
4. Springfield, Illinois' Fleetwood Truck Stop-- Don Schafer of the Route 66 E-Mail group wrote about Springfield's Fleetwood Truck Stop. It was on the Route 66 bypass, what is today called the Dirksen Parkway. The former restaurant has been converted into a tee shirt shop. The repair shop/terminal was converted to a used car lot ten years ago. A truck parking lot between the two buildings is still empty.
Keep on Down that Two Lane Highway. --RoadDog
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