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The man behind the Triangle Motel January 20, 2014

Posted by Ron Warnick in Motels, People, Preservation.
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KC Keefer’s latest clip in his ongoing “Genuine Route 66 Life” series consists of an interview with Alan McNeil, owner of the long-closed Triangle Motel in Amarillo, Texas.

You have to give McNeil credit — he keeps plugging away nearly eight years after he started and with not a lot of money in hand. A lot of people would have given up long before.

I think he keeps at it partly because of a workday in 2006 where eight roadies removed hundreds — if not thousands — of pounds of junk from the motel’s rooms made the task a bit less overwhelming. I think it stunned him people cared so much about the project.

(Image of the Triangle Motel sign by Jake Slagle via Flickr)

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