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Friday 10/07/2016
Women's contributions on Route 66 remembered
Posted: October 07, 2016

NEEDLES — Those interested in a bit of a history lesson heard some interesting tales from various women who knew what it was like to travel and live along the Mother Road.

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Thursday 10/06/2016
Sign up now to join Nov. 12 celebration of 90th anniversary of Route 66
Posted: October 06, 2016

NEEDLES — Cooks and crafters and exhibitors of exotic examples of motorized machinery may sign up now to join the celebration of 90 years of the Mother Road in Needles on Nov. 12.

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Business alliance to maintain historic borax wagon
Posted: October 06, 2016

NEEDLES — Members of the Needles Downtown Business Alliance will keep up the maintenance of the Needles Wagon in the 300 block of West Broadway. The popular Route 66 photo location boasts a borax wagon used in the filming of ’20 Mule Team’ starring Wallace Beery in the early 1940s. It was brought to Needles in 1947 where it stood in front of the El Rancho Motel until 1962. The wagon was given to the city of Needles by Mr. Alexander in May of 1962. The wagon is believed to have been built by the Studebaker Wagon company at a factory in Mohave, Calif., about 1880.

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Sunday 09/18/2016
Make reservation for Needles Chamber awards dinner by Sept. 23
Updated: September 18, 2016 - 6:41 pm

NEEDLES — Make reservations by Sept. 23 for the Needles Chamber of Commerce annual awards dinner set for Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Avi Resort and Casino.

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Friday 09/16/2016
BLM collects visions for new national monument
Posted: September 16, 2016

NEEDLES — Some three dozen people visited the Bureau of Land Management’s envisioning session for the new Mojave Trails National Monument in the first hour; a large turnout for the sort of event that seldom seems to draw more public participants than agency officials.

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Sunday 09/04/2016
Plans for celebrating 90 years of Route 66 expanding
Updated: September 04, 2016 - 5:54 pm

NEEDLES — Plans for local celebration of 90 years of Route 66 are expanding as they solidify.

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Friday 08/26/2016
Voice ideas for new national monument in Sept. 1 meeting
Posted: August 26, 2016

NEEDLES — With a sweeping area surrounding Needles, reaching south as far as Highway 62 and continuing west along Route 66 to the Pisgah Crater Laval Flow tapped to become the Mojave Trails National Monument, the Bureau of Land Management is soliciting input from the public about what they value most as the planning process for management begins.

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Saturday 08/20/2016
Planning continues Sept. 14 for 90th anniversary celebration of Route 66
Updated: August 22, 2016 - 11:27 am

UPDATED August 22; planning meeting has been changed to Sept. 14.

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Celebrate 90th anniversary of Route 66 November 12 in Needles
Updated: August 22, 2016 - 11:28 am

NEEDLES — The 90th anniversary celebration of Route 66 is slated for Saturday, Nov. 12 in Needles.

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Monday 08/08/2016
Attend planning meeting for Route 66 celebration August 11
Updated: August 08, 2016 - 2:48 pm

NEEDLES — Anyone interested in helping celebrate the 90th anniversary of Route 66 is encouraged to attend a planning meeting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11 at the Wagon Wheel Restaurant, 2420 Needles Highway.

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Friday 07/22/2016
Electric vehicle charging station opens
Posted: July 22, 2016

NEEDLES — A group of city staff, council members, the Findlay Motor Company, the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District and members of the Needles Chamber of Commerce gathered to officially make the electric vehicle charging station available for use with a ribbon cutting July 12.

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Thursday 07/21/2016
Happy 90th Route 66
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 12:21 pm

NEEDLES — The Needles Downtown Business Alliance is planning a big celebration for the 90th anniversary of Route 66 on Veterans Day Weekend, Nov. 11 and 12.

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