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Kansas veteran to restore historic Route 66 gas station


January 20, 2019

GALENA, Kan. (AP) — A military veteran has purchased a historic Kansas gas station along old Route 66 with plans to restore the building to its original condition.

U.S. Army and Coast Guard veteran Aaron Perry is the new owner of a 1939 Texaco gas station in Galena, a town near the state's borders with Missouri and Oklahoma. The Wakarusa resident stumbled upon the for-sale gas station last year while driving to the Route 66 Festival in Springfield, Missouri, the Joplin Globe reported .

Perry called the opportunity to acquire the building a dream come true. It's his retirement project for...

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