Route 66 SGF News Releases

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Posted on: November 20, 2014

Director of Planning Ralph Rognstad announces retirement

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Springfield’s Director of Planning and Development Ralph Rognstad announces he will retire Jan. 23, 2015. Rognstad has worked for the City 27 years.

As director, he is responsible for managing the City of Spr...Read on...

Posted on: August 13, 2014

Gordon Elliott recognized for Route 66 contributions

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Springfieldian Gordon A. Elliot was named the 2014 recipient of the John T. Woodruff Award at the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival, held in downtown Springfield. (Photo available by downloading below). The award ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 7, 2014

You're invited: Birthplace of Route 66 Roadside Park ribbon cutting

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City officials invite the general public to celebrate the first milestone in the creation of the Birthplace of Route 66 Roadside Park at a special celebration 7 p.m., Friday Aug. 8.

The park is located on We...Read on...

Learn more about the City's plans for Route 66.
Posted on: July 23, 2014

Birthplace of Route 66 Festival to feature live concert simulcast at Park Central Square

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The Birthplace of Route 66 Concert, featuring the Ozark Mountain Daredevils at the Gillioz Theater Aug. 9, has sold out. In partnership with the band, the City of Springfield will present a live simulcast of the...Read on...

Posted on: May 15, 2014

City to break ground for Birthplace of Route 66 Roadside Park

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Nearly 90 years after "U.S. 66" was proposed as the name for the new Chicago-to-Los Angeles highway at Springfield's Colonial Hotel, City officials will break ground for a roadside park celebrating Springfield as ...Read on...