Thursday, July 16, 2015

News From Along Route 66: June 2015 Jensen's Point Is Back

JUNE 6TH--  Pacific, Missouri announced that Jensen's Point will reopen as a city park in February after improvements are made.  The city bought it with a $350,000 grant from the St. Louis County Parks.  The city has another $85,000 available for improvements.

It was built by the CCC in the 1930s and opened in 1941.  named after Lars Peter Jensen, the first manager of Shaw's Garden which became the Missouri Botanic Garden.

Jensen's Point remained under private ownership into the 1990s.

I have often wanted to go to the top.  Looks like I will now have the opportunity.  Thanks Pacific.  I just hope I can make the climb.

JUNE 10TH--  A Route 66 Association was formed in Japan.  Always like to see that.

JUNE 10TH--  The final cruise and closing of Jobe's Drive-In in El Reno, Oklahoma.  It is being sold by the owner who has had it since 1969.  It opened  in 1958.

One Less Place to Eat.--RoadDog

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