Monday, June 12, 2017

News From Along Rt. 66, May, 2017: Flooding in Devil's Elbow and the Mill Reopens

MAY 1--  Devil's Elbow, Missouri, was ravaged by flooding.  residents were ordered to evacuate  The Big Piney River by early Sunday morning had already exceeded its record flooding by four feet and the water was still rising.

In Waynesville, water threatened the historic Roubidoux Bridge.  The Gasconade River overflowed the deck of the Gasconade Bridge.

This flooding was made even sadder in that the Devil's Bridge area had just been listed on the NRHP.

MAY 1--  The Mill in Lincoln, Illinois, reopened Saturday after being closed 21 years since 1996.  Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner was there.  It is now a museum and Route 66 welcome center with lots of memorabilia from the Mill and Hallie's on the Square, which is now closed, but used to serve a lot of the Mill's recipes.

The Mill is at 7385 Washington Street and is open 1-4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday.

We're sure looking forward to visiting it the next time we're in the area.  I didn't know that Hallie's was closed, but at least we got to eat there.


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