Roadside Park to reflect Route 66 roots

Special to GUIDON

The nonprofit Pulaski County Route 66 Preservation Corporation has announced its plans to develop a Route 66 Neon Park within the existing George M. Reed Roadside Park in St. Robert.

When completed, the development will feature restored, orphaned Route 66 neon signs with corresponding story boards to inform visitors about the history of each sign. Designed to be viewed both during daylight and especially after dark, the new park will be the first of its kind along the 2,448 miles of Historic Route 66.

“Pulaski County Route 66 Preservation is excited to offer a prime location to preserve and memorialize this particular element of the route’s culture,” said Beth Wiles, president of the organization. “Pulaski County has an opportunity to become an anchor destination along the route with this development. Mother Road enthusiasts from around the world will want to make Pulaski…     Read More...