APRIL 3-- Meramec Caverns in Stanton, Missouri, may be closed until mid-summer because of toxic fumes that have been detected.
APRIL 6-- Country singer Merle Haggard died. One of my all-time favorite performers. I'll never forget hearing "Okie from Muskogee" on a radio station from Muskogee when we were driving Route 66 in Oklahoma.
His family left Oklahoma in 1935 and moved to California. Sort of Joadish if you ask me.
APRIL 8-- The City of Lincoln in Illinois approved funds for The Mill restoration, using $12,000 in motel tax funds. They plan to have it opened as a museum. The Mill opened in 1929 and closed in 1996. It is great to see this place rise from its very deteriorated shape when we first saw it.
APRIL 9-- The Marathon Oil station in Miami, Oklahoma, sold at auction for $18,000.