Tuesday, June 9, 2015

News From Along Route 66: May 2015

MAY 8TH:  A new Route 66 Visitors Center in Bloomington, Illinois, has been open for two weeks.  It is located in the McLean County Museum of History.  Maybe one of the towns I have long disliked for their lack of commitment to their Route 66 heritage is turning a new leaf.  Maybe I will even drive through it next time, instead of around it.

MAY 15TH:  About that Tropics restaurant sign in Lincoln, Illinois.  The Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County is considering restoring it.  It would look good right beside the reading Lincoln in the wagon or their building.

Way too striking of a sign to let deteriorate.

MAY 16TH:  John Biggs created a large Route 66 mural in Webb City, Missouri, and has restored it.  It is located on the Bruner Pharmacy Building at Main and Daugherty streets.  Time and the elements are somewhat harsh on outdoor murals.

Congratulations to Bloomington.  About Time.  --RoadDog

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