Monday, March 14, 2016

News From Along Route 66, January 2016: Death of Afton Station's Laurel Kane

From the Route 66 News site.

JANUARY 25--  Mahan Gas Station was moved from Shea's in Springfield, Illinois, a quarter mile north to Fulgenza's Pizza and Pasta.  Looks like we'll have anew place to stop in Springfield.

JANUARY 26--  The ten-year-old "Cars" movie still draws tourists to Route 66.  I was very disappointed when I found out it was an animated movie, but it sure worked for me.  I saw it three times when it came out, once at a drive-in movie theater in McHenry, Illinois.  And I have been watching animated movies ever since.

JANUARY 26--  The old Dairy Queen sign in Holbrook, Arizona,  is endangered.  It is 50 years old and the owners want to replace it with a modern one.  As of Feb. 4, it was announced it will stay.  Great news.  keep anything old that looks good.

JANUARY 28--  Laurel Kane of Afton Station in Afton, Oklahoma, died.  She was one of the people that make Route 66 so special.  We'll miss her.

JANUARY 29--  Chicago's Jackson Boulevard Bridge marks its 100th birthday.  A really pretty bridge.


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