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Formal celebration held for new California monuments

Formal celebration held for new California monuments

The recent designation of three national monuments in California — including the Mojave Trails National Monument that includes Route 66 — was formally celebrated Thursday by conservationists and the Secretary of the Interior. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell attended the celebration,…

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Scenes from the Arizona Route 66 Fun Run

Frank Kocevar, former owner of Seligman Sundries in Seligman, Arizona, put together this video of the 29th annual Arizona Historic Route 66 Fun Run last weekend. More than 800 vehicles participated the cruise from Seligman to Golden Shores, Arizona. 29th.…

Barstow belatedly looks at Route 66 plan

Barstow belatedly looks at Route 66 plan

The city of Barstow, California, has hired an Oregon company to come up with a possible strategic plan to help revive its downtown and Route 66 corridor. The Victorville Daily Press reported: A Portland, Oregon, company called MIG was hired…

Kelly’s Brew Pub gets new owners; lawsuit filed against it

Kelly’s Brew Pub gets new owners; lawsuit filed against it

Kelly’s Brew Pub, located in an old gas station and car dealership on Route 66 in Albuquerque, soon will be acquired by Santa Fe Dining. During the same week, media outlets reported several current and former workers have filed a class-action…

Reporter walking length of Oklahoma City’s Route 66

Reporter walking length of Oklahoma City’s Route 66

Brianna Bailey, a reporter for The Oklahoman newspaper, has begun a fascinating examination of Route 66 in Oklahoma City — she’s walking a mile a day on the Mother Road. Here’s a video by the newspaper from Day 1, along…

Route 66 Car Museum opening next month in Springfield

Route 66 Car Museum opening next month in Springfield

Classic-car collector Guy Mace plans to open a Route 66 Car Museum on June 15 at 1624 W. College St. (aka Route 66) in Springfield, Missouri. According to a news release from the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau: Patrons can…

Trailer for “The Missouri Maze” film released

Trailer for “The Missouri Maze” film released

Filmmaker KC Keefer and host Nick Gerlich of Unoccupied Route 66 recently released this trailer for “The Missouri Maze,” an area of the Show Me State where Route 66 was rerouted several times. The ruins of John’s Modern Cabins near Newburg, Missouri,…

Laurel Kane will be inducted into Oklahoma Route 66 Hall of Fame

Laurel Kane will be inducted into Oklahoma Route 66 Hall of Fame

Laurel Kane, co-owner of Afton Station in Afton, Oklahoma, will be inducted into the Oklahoma Route 66 Hall of Fame posthumously later this year, it was learned Saturday during a celebration of her life. A panel from the Oklahoma Route…

New research solidifies Springfield as birthplace of Route 66

New research solidifies Springfield as birthplace of Route 66

   For several years, the town of Springfield, Missouri, has proclaimed itself as the “Birthplace of Route 66” and in recent years launched a fast-growing festival of the same name. Now it appears new historical research has deepened the link between…

“Route 66 for Kids” now out in print form

“Route 66 for Kids” now out in print form

Due to popular demand, an updated version of “Route 66 for Kids” guidebook for parents with children is available in print form for the first time in more than a decade. A Kindle version of “Route 66 for Kids” long…

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