Saturday, September 5, 2015

News From Along Route 66-- July 2015: Most Endangered

JULY 26-  The Gasconade  River Bridge has been placed on Missouri's Most Endangered List.  The bridge near Hazelgreen is presently closed.  The Old Phillipsburg General Store is also on the list.

JULY 26--  Kingman, Arizona, is building a "Welcome Arch" downtown.  It will be joining several other towns on Route 66 that have them, like Williams, Arizona, Miami, Oklahoma and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Welsome arches were a big thing in U.S. towns back in the early 1900s.

I am a big fan of welcome arches.  I particularly like the Ohio one on I-70 and the one in Dixon, Illinois, on the Lincoln Highway.

JULY 28--  The AMF Circle Lanes Bowling Center in Bloomington, Illinois, will be closing after 55 years in business.  I have heard bowling across the country is losing its following.


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