Tuesday, May 17, 2016

News From Along Route 66, April 2016: Gay Parita Reopens

APRIL 14--  Braidwood, Illinois, resident Chris Farley wants a preservation ordinance for the town along the Route 66 corridor.  The Polk-A-Dot Drive-In is probably the best known site in town, but there are also others.

APRIL 15--  Gary Turner's daughter has reopened his Gay Parita stations.  it was closed for the past 15 months after his death at age 70.  She quit her long-time job in Charleston, S.C., to move back.  And, we're so thankful.

APRIL 17--  Midewin Tallgrass Prairie is now the leading bison town in Illinois.  It is located near Joliet in the former Joliet Arsenal.  There is another large buffalo preserve near Franklin Grove, Illinois, near the Lincoln Highway.


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