Route 66 Society to sell donated land to finish park mural project

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Route 66 Society board member Cliff Claxton removes limbs from a trimmed tree Monday on the former Rogers land.


The final piece of the puzzle of paying for the new Route 66 murals in Boswell Park has fallen into place.

The Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society officially became owner last week of a two-acre building lot at 1300 W. Madison Ave. in Lebanon. The Route 66 Society plans to sell the property at the corner of Madison and King Avenue to complete fundraising for the three murals.

The land was donated to the Route 66 Society by Jim, Carmen, Jenissa and Mary Ann Rogers. Jim Rogers is the longtime concessionaire at Bennett Spring State Park, where he also teaches fly fishing.

The donation was announced June 17 at the Lebanon Route 66 Festival, but the transaction wasn’t finalized until last week.

“Thanks to Mr. Rogers and family for the generous donation toward the mural project,” Route 66 Society president Bill Jones said.

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