AUGUST 6-- Springfield, Illinois, mayor ends up with the Bel-Aire Motel's seal. He paid $2,500 for the 8,000 pound statue of a seal which once stood near the motel's pool. He is not sure what he will do with it, though. A photo of the motel in better days accompanies the article.
AUGUST 7-- A Tree Grows in Galena, Kansas. Pieter Hoff hopes to get trees to grow in Galena. lead mining has seriously tainted the soil. Galena could sure use some trees.
AUGUST 9-- Discover America touts Springfield, Illinois. You can upload several nicely-done videos about Route 66 in Springfield. They feature the Route 66 International Mother Road Festival which has been held since 2002 and will happen again September 25-27... The Cozy Dog, Chili Parlor and the Lincoln Museum. Wonder if there will be anything about the famous horseshoe sandwiches.
Liz and I really like Springfield and we ever have to move from here because of property taxes. that's a good possibility for a move.