route 66

Mahan Filling Station, a Route 66 landmark at Fulgenzi's

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Are you a Route 66 enthusiast?  If so, you might want to stop at the Mahan Filling Station. This former gas station, thought to be one of the earliest dating back to around 1917, has returned to its roots.  Built by Butler Manufacturing in Springfield, Illinois, today the station sits on the property of Fulgenzi’s […]

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Atlanta, a stop along Route 66

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Enroute to a presentation in Bloomington last week, I was a bit early so I stopped in Atlanta, Illinois to revisit a few Route 66 icons.  It had been a few years and I was pleasantly surprised by all I saw!  The first thing on my agenda was the Paul Bunyon statue.  The statue stands […]

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Route 66 Tractor Drive, remembering

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June 17, 2017 was a first for us, it was our first tractor drive and the first that we know of in the area on Route 66.  We started out from the Macoupin County Fair Grounds in Carlinville, Illinois where the Land of Lincoln Tractor show was underway and headed to the square in Girard.  On the […]

Trial Run Tractor Drive on old Route 66

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Keith decided to make a trial run on the upcoming Route 66 tractor drive that will take place on June 17, 2017.  He took his 1955 John Deere 60.  Keith said, “It was a beautiful day for a tractor drive and I hope June 17th is just as nice. We hope you are getting your […]

Land of Lincoln Expo & Route 66 Tractor Drive

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News, news, news! A new tractor show is coming to Carlinville, Illinois. It is called the Land of Lincoln Expo (https://www.facebook.com/LandofLincolnExpo) and we are excited about this fun event. Along with the tractor show, there is also going to be (as I mentioned in a previous blog) a tractor drive on Route 66. Where: The […]

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