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Congressman introduces national Route 66 centennial bill

Congressman introduces national Route 66 centennial bill

A congressman from Illinois has introduced a Route 66 Centennial Commission Act, which directs the U.S. Secretary of Transportation to “prepare a plan on the preservation needs of Route 66” and other purposes. U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, a Republican from central Illinois,…

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Painted Desert Community Complex named National Historic Landmark

Painted Desert Community Complex named National Historic Landmark

A series of buildings called the Painted Desert Community Complex that greet travelers to the Petrified Forest National Park in eastern Arizona were among 24 National Historic Landmarks declared by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell. National Historic…

‘The Founder’ movie tells story about the rise of McDonald’s

‘The Founder’ movie tells story about the rise of McDonald’s

“The Founder” movie, which details the rise of longtime McDonald’s restaurant magnate Ray Kroc, opens in U.S. theaters today. Oscar-nominated actor Michael Keaton stars in the film, who appears to put his intense, charismatic and fast-talking style to good use.…

Wayward driver damages Enchanted Trails RV Park

Wayward driver damages Enchanted Trails RV Park

An alleged drunken driver drove off Interstate 40, careened through the Enchanted Trails RV Park & Trading Post in west Albuquerque and ended up in the complex’s swimming pool Wednesday morning. KOB-TV in Albuquerque reported: “In another month I will…

Route 66 artist Willem Bor dies

Route 66 artist Willem Bor dies

Willem Bor, a co-founder of the Dutch Route 66 Association best-known for his detailed miniatures of Route 66 landmarks, has died after a battle with cancer. He was 61. This message was left on his Facebook account Wednesday morning: The…

‘Love locks’ being placed on Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza bridge

‘Love locks’ being placed on Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza bridge

The European tradition of “love locks” apparently has made its way to Tulsa and Route 66. KOTV in Tulsa reports a few dozen “love locks” or “love padlocks” have been placed in recent years over the Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza over Southwest…

Route 66 Alliance working on Negro Motorist Green Book website project

Route 66 Alliance working on Negro Motorist Green Book website project

The Route 66 Alliance and Mike McUsic are working on a website to help pass along photos, stories and video about Route 66 sites listed in editions of the Negro Motorist Green Books from 1936 to 1964, plus plenty of…

What now would be the cities in the “Route 66” song?

What now would be the cities in the “Route 66” song?

Andrea Sachs, a Washington Post reporter who’s driven Route 66 and written about it several times, recently posited an interesting mental exercise. If Bobby Troup were writing “(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66” in 2017, what cities would he include…

Fundraiser aims to ship dying artist’s Route 66 miniatures to U.S.

Fundraiser aims to ship dying artist’s Route 66 miniatures to U.S.

An artist of Route 66 miniatures is dying, and Dries Bessels, chairman of the Dutch Route Association, is raising money so he can ship those miniatures to the United States. Willem Bor of the Netherlands, who in recent years has made…

Bad news, good news for Formosa Cafe in West Hollywood

Bad news, good news for Formosa Cafe in West Hollywood

Fans of the historic Formosa Cafe along Route 66 in West Hollywood, California, have endured a mix of good news and bad news this month. The bad news is the restaurant, which dates to 1925 at 7156 Santa Monica Blvd.,…

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