Friday, October 12, 2007

New Route 66 Visitor Center

The Associated Press reports the opening of a new Route 66 Visitor Center. Here's a clip:
A restored 1930 gas station in southeast Kansas reopens tomorrow as a Route 66 Visitor Center.

A grand opening ceremony is set for 1 p.m. at the center in downtown Baxter Springs, followed by a reception at the nearby Baxter Springs Heritage Center and Museum. A program will include some Route 66 oral histories.

The Baxter Springs Historical Society used volunteer work and materials to match a $26,000 grant from National Park Service Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program.

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