Route 66 News
Milk Bottle Building reopens with new tenant

Milk Bottle Building reopens with new tenant

Prairie Gothic, a boutique based in nearby Guthrie, Oklahoma, opened a second store in the historic Milk Bottle Building along Route 66 in Oklahoma City last week after months of renovations, according to an article in The Oklahoman newspaper. It’s…

Grants mayor wants to end Fire and Ice Bike Rally

Grants mayor wants to end Fire and Ice Bike Rally

Grants, New Mexico, Mayor Martin Hicks and several city councilors want to end the city’s annual Historic Route 66 Fire and Ice Bike Rally because of a spike in crime at the event last month and fears of a “major…

The Nat may have a new owner soon

The Nat may have a new owner soon

Tucked deep into a KFDA-TV story about The Nat in Amarillo, Texas, is the news the historic venue’s current tenant intends to buy it as soon as her lease expires. Here’s the relevant excerpt about Kasey Tam, who runs The…

Trip to lobby for Mojave Trails National Park finishes tonight

Trip to lobby for Mojave Trails National Park finishes tonight

Jim Conkle’s 26-day van trip to lobby for the designation of the Mother Road-Mojave Trails National Monument finishes tonight with a show at the Santa Monica Pier, according to an article in the Victorville Daily Press. The designation was proposed…

Barbecue stand opens at Pioneer Camp site in Wellston

Barbecue stand opens at Pioneer Camp site in Wellston

An award-winning barbecue pitmaster recently opened a restaurant inside a converted railroad car at the old Pioneer Camp site along Route 66 in Wellston, Oklahoma, according to an article by KFOR-TV in Oklahoma City. Levi Bouska runs the Butcher BBQ…

More 1993 footage from a Route 66 trip

More 1993 footage from a Route 66 trip

Anthony Reichardt has uploaded more videos from a Route 66 trip he took with a friend in August 1993 in a 1959 Cadillac. The first is a visit to Our Lady of the Highways Shrine near Raymond, Illinois. The shrine…

Bowling alley in Bloomington closes after 55 years

Bowling alley in Bloomington closes after 55 years

The AMF Circle Lanes bowling center┬ánear Route 66 in Bloomington, Illinois, closed Sunday after more than 55 years in business, according the Bloomington Pantagraph. Management didn’t explain the closure, but told the newspaper a decision was made to shutter it…

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