Friday, May 11, 2018

Along 66, April 2018: Get Those Grants, Watch the Neon and a Mill

APRIL 12--  The Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program announces its 2018 grant season.  It is cost-share and applications are taken through May 10 (too late now, sorry).  Since 2001 there have been 139 cost-share grants totaling $5.5 million.  That Wilder's Steakhouse sign in Joplin, Missouri, is one of the grants.

APRIL 15--  The Wilder's rooftop sign glows again for the first time in 25 years.  The relighting ceremony was April 14.  Lots of clapping and cheering in the video.  Now, if they are open for business, perhaps next time through, you know.

APRIL 17--  The anniversary of The Mill's Reopening to be observed April 29.  That would be The Mill in Lincoln, Illinois, and it is the first anniversary of its reopening.

When we first saw it in 2002, it was in very sad shape and looked ready to fall down.  The good folks in Lincoln sure know how to take care of their Route 66 heritage.


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