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Founder of Billy Ray’s Catfish & BBQ restaurant dies

Founder of Billy Ray’s Catfish & BBQ restaurant dies

Billy Ray Cooper, founder and owner of Billy Ray’s Catfish & BBQ along Route 66 in southwest Tulsa, died Monday, reported the Tulsa World. He was 65. The restaurant’s Facebook page posted this message Tuesday: It is with heavy hearts we…

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Albuquerque Rapid Transit foes drop lawsuit against it

Albuquerque Rapid Transit foes drop lawsuit against it

Opponents of the ongoing Albuquerque Rapid Transit project along Central Avenue (aka Route 66) this week dropped a lawsuit that sought to stop the construction. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals refused to stop construction after a lower court ruled…

Missouri to build new bridge next to Gasconade River bridge

Missouri to build new bridge next to Gasconade River bridge

The Missouri Department of Transportation announced Thursday it will build a new bridge next to the closed Gasconade River Bridge near Hazelgreen and keep the historic bridge standing for now. In the meantime, local preservationists will have to find an…

The Mill grand opening set for April 29

The Mill grand opening set for April 29

The Mill in Lincoln, Illinois, will reopen as a museum during a grand opening April 29 after the former Route 66 restaurant finished renovations to make its restrooms accessible to the handicapped. Thanks to prompting from Route 66 Heritage Foundation…

South Pasadena to paint Route 66 shield on road near Fair Oaks Pharmacy

The city of South Pasadena, California, and the California Historic Route 66 Association on Saturday will paint a large Route 66 shield onto Fair Oaks Avenue in front of Fair Oaks Pharmacy. The ceremony that will mark the recent 90th anniversary…

A word from our sponsor …

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This video for EagleRider Route 66 tours do as good of a job as selling the guided motorcycle-tour experience to prospective customers as anything I’ve seen. ITS Video, based in Miami (as in Florida, not the Route 66 town in Oklahoma),…

One suspect arrested, one at large for role in sign thefts in Seligman

One suspect arrested, one at large for role in sign thefts in Seligman

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office reported it has one suspect in custody and is looking for a second in their alleged roles in December in stealing historic signs from Delgadillos’ Route 66 Gift Shop in Seligman, Arizona. The Daily Courier…

Kingman offers a different selling point

Kingman offers a different selling point

Borrowing an approach from all those pharmaceutical ads you see on television, the Kingman Visitors Center in Kingman, Arizona, explains why you need to get your kicks on Route 66. Clever, isn’t it? (Screen capture of Route 66 from Kingman…

Route 66: The Road Ahead, 2/21/2017 update

Route 66: The Road Ahead, 2/21/2017 update

The Route 66: The Road Ahead partnership has pledged to periodically send updates about the group’s activities. Here is the latest news release, lightly edited, below the fold:

Albuquerque relights El Vado Motel sign to mark redevelopment project

Albuquerque relights El Vado Motel sign to mark redevelopment project

The city of Albuquerque earlier this month held a ceremonial relighting of El Vado Motel’s neon sign to mark the beginning of a redevelopment project there that will preserve the historic Route 66 motel. Palindrome Communities and FDHC are redeveloping…

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