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Albuquerque wants to create historic Route 66 inventory

Albuquerque wants to create historic Route 66 inventory

The city of Albuquerque is considering a resolution to create an inventory of all buildings along Route 66 that are 50 years old and older to document and even preserve them. KRQE-TV in Albuquerque reports: The city said the building…

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Man plans to launch himself in rocket over Amboy on Saturday

Man plans to launch himself in rocket over Amboy on Saturday

A self-taught rocket scientist plans to launch his steam-powered creation — with him inside — over the Route 66 hamlet of Amboy, California, between 2 and 3 p.m. Saturday. According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, “Mad” Mike Hughes built…

InSites offering special tours in Chicagoland on Thanksgiving, holiday season

InSites offering special tours in Chicagoland on Thanksgiving, holiday season

If you’re in the Chicago area during the Thanksgiving holiday or during the Christmas season, the InSites tour company has something for you. InSites and David “Windy City Road Warrior” Clark, who organized tours a few weeks ago during the…

Dawn Patterson of DK’s Garage in Towanda dies

Dawn Patterson of DK’s Garage in Towanda dies

Dawn Patterson of Towanda, Illinois, who turned her two-car garage next to her home into a Route 66 tourist destination called DK’s Garage, died last week after a brief illness. She was 59. Catherine Stevanovich of the Illinois Route 66…

Argentinian wins Route 66 Marathon in Tulsa

Argentinian wins Route 66 Marathon in Tulsa

An Argentinian runner on his first trip to the United States wound up winning Sunday’s Route 66 Marathon in Tulsa — the first person from his nation to win a U.S. marathon in 85 years. Eduardo Rafael Lencina, 40, finished…

R.I.P., Marian Clark

R.I.P., Marian Clark

Marian Clark, best known for her series of popular Route 66 cookbooks, died Thursday of cancer. She was 83. Clark’s passing occurred a day after her daughter, Rebecca Barnes, announced on Facebook she had been placed in hospice care. Clark…

Help needed to decorate the Devils Elbow Bridge

Help needed to decorate the Devils Elbow Bridge

Residents of Devils Elbow, Missouri, and the surrounding area are issuing a call for donations of  certain supplies to help decorate the historic Devils Elbow Bridge for the Christmas season. The Daily Guide in nearby Waynesville, Missouri, reported the decorations…

Route 66 National Trail bill gets a hearing with House subcommittee

Route 66 National Trail bill gets a hearing with House subcommittee

Federal legislation to designate Route 66 as a National Historic Trail received a hearing in front of the Subcommittee of Federal Lands of the U.S. House of Representatives. No lawmaker on the subcommittee expressed opposition to H.R. 801, aka the…

Was the hamburger invented in Tulsa?

Was the hamburger invented in Tulsa?

Recently, the Tulsa World newspaper published a series of articles that sought to verify or debunk a slew of local urban legends that have persisted in that Oklahoma city for years. One of urban legends oft-told: The hamburger was invented…

Warehouse fire destroys inventory by several Route 66 authors

Warehouse fire destroys inventory by several Route 66 authors

Fire destroyed a St. Louis warehouse used by Reedy Press, along with all the stored books by several Route 66 authors, according to several media reports. Smoke from the five-alarm fire that began Wednesday morning was seen for miles, reported the…

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