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May 2010

Annual Picnic Planned

Plans for the 2010 Route 66 Association of illinois picnic are in!

August 22, 2010

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

K Mine Park
Godley Park District

Click for complete details and to RSVP.

Annual Route 66 Association of Illinois Picnic - Godley, IL

Annual Route 66 Association of Illinois Picnic - Godley, IL

Sunday, August 22, 2010

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

K Mine Park
Godley Park District

Meat, pop and water will be provided. Please bring a dish to share!

This is a great facility - come out and have a wonderful time!!!

RSVP by August 6

Marty Blitstein

Missouri Motor Tour 2010

Missouri 2010 Motor Tour

September 10-12, 2010

Gray Summit, MO - Joplin, MO

Click for more details to view/download flyer.

Flagg Farmstead Bed & Breakfast

Route 66 Supporter, Josh Friedrich, writes:

An attraction as well as a place to stay in Sherman would be the Flagg Farmstead Bed and Breakfast. It is the 1871 home of one of the founding fathers of the town and is located on a former alignment of Route 66 on what is now Old Tipton School Road.

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Flagg Farmstead Bed & Breakfast
500 Old Tipton School Road
Sherman, IL 62684
United States
39° 53' 22.9992" N, 89° 36' 58.8996" W

Joe Rogers Chili Parlor

Route 66 Supporter, Josh Friedrich,writes:

"Joe Rogers' Chili Parlor is commonly referred to as The Den. A place so great they named it twice! Their chilli has been around for 60 years and is famous for the JR Special aka Firebrand Chili bowl. It has been featured on The Food Network and The Travel Channel, most recently on Man Vs. Food."

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820 S. 9th Street Springfield, Illinois
820 S. 9th Street
Springfield, IL
United States
39° 47' 36.6864" N, 89° 38' 37.4604" W

Shipwrecked on the Rooftop

Shipwrecked on the Rooftop - Joliet, IL

The Joliet Area Historical Museum is holding their annual summer rooftop fundraiser. This year's event is, "Shipwrecked on the Rooftop.”

Saturday, June 19, 2010
7:00PM to 11:00 PM
(doors open at 6:30)

$50 per person
Buffet dinner, Live band, Cash bar

Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 North Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL

Click to view/download PDF flyer for complete information.

Route 66/Veteran's Memorial Park Plans Revealed

Take a look at the archetect's rendering of the plans for the building of a new Route 66/Veteran's Memorial Park in Sherman, IL!

Click to view/download a PDF of this beautiful park plan!

Historic Route 66 Recreational Trail - Show Your Support!

Show your support for the development of a 17-mile Historic Route 66 Recreational Trail in Macoupin and Montgomery Counties in Illinois.

Download and print this PDF petition!

Print, sign and return your endorsement of this unique trail that would utilize the long abandoned and unused northbound lane of Historic Route 66 from Stanuton to Litchfield, IL!

Mail your signed petition to:

Nelson Grman
c/o Soulsby Station
Old Route 66
Mt. Olive, IL, 62069

Missouri Motor Tour 2010

Our friends in Missouri are having a Motor Tour of their own, Friday, September 10, Saturday, September 11 and Sunday, September 12, 2010.

Gray Summit, MO - Joplin, MO


Kip Welborn (314) 776-7385 (
Jane Dippel (314) 843-7132 (

View and/or download their registration form with complete details!

Newly Updated! History of Soulsby Station

Take a look of this newly added history of Soulsby Station in Mount Olive, IL. We've just added this PDF to the Soulsby Station Attractions page.

Click to download this PDF which resounts the complete history of Soulsby Station.

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Historic Maps

Highway GuideWatch Route 66 evolve into The Mother Road  with maps and highway guides from 1917-1992 courtesty of the official Illinois Digital Archives.