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Old Riverton Store gets Route 66 preservation grant


August 4, 2019

RIVERTON, Kan. (AP) — A Route 66 destination in southeast Kansas is receiving a cost-share grant from a federal preservation program that is expected to end this fall.

The Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program awarded Nelson's Old Riverton Store a $2,500 matching grant to upgrade its exterior.

The Joplin Globe reports the Riverton store opened in 1925, one year before U.S. 66 was designated.

Originally intended to last 10 years, the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program was extended for another decade in 2009. It is set to expire in October.

Bill Thomas, chairman of the Road Ahead board...

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