Wednesday, June 29, 2016

News From Along Route 66, May-June 2016: Civil War Project in Illinois, Jensen's Point Reopens

Taken from the Route 66 News site.

MAY 29--  Class project to identify Civil War tombstones in Odell County, Illinois.  A teacher-led project called Operation Gravestone has identified seven veterans graves.  I will write about this tomorrow in my Saw the Elephant Civil War Blog.  Always great to get the kids involved.

JUNE 4--  Jensen's Point, near Pacific, Missouri, reopened.  Now, if I can just make it up all those stairs for that great view.  Do they have an elevator?

JUNE 5--  So what really happened to the Blue Swallow Motel's former owner?  Ted F. Jones was a prominent eastern New Mexico rancher and owned the iconic motel in Tucumcari, N.M. for much of the 1940s and 1950s.  It was thought that he and his wife died in a plane crash.  And the mystery deepens.


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