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Tucumcari Motel sign emerges from the ashes

Tucumcari Motel sign emerges from the ashes

The last time most people saw the old Tucumcari Motel sign near downtown Tucumcari, New Mexico, the long-closed business was destroyed by a suspected arson fire about three years ago. Because it stood about 20 feet from the building, the…

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A running holiday on Route 66

A running holiday on Route 66

Salomon TV recently uploaded this well-produced video of ultra-marathon runner Max King taking what he described as a “running holiday” on Route 66 in California, Arizona and New Mexico. Salomon TV describes itself as providing¬†“the best outdoor content, directly to…

Is Route 66 immune from the international travel slump?

Is Route 66 immune from the international travel slump?

Fewer international travelers came to the United States during the first quarter of 2017. But two Route 66 landmarks that keep visitor records reported stable or higher numbers for the year to date over the previous year. U.S. Department of…

Dozens protest plan to demolish Classen Circle

Dozens protest plan to demolish Classen Circle

Representatives from Braum’s got an earful from dozens of people Monday night who protested the Oklahoma company’s plan to demolish historic Classen Circle in Oklahoma City to make way for one of its restaurants. However, Braum’s reps said the company…

George Strait concert booked in Tulsa with a Route 66 twist

George Strait concert booked in Tulsa with a Route 66 twist

The BOK Center in Tulsa announced Monday that country-music superstar George Strait would perform a concert there June 2, 2018. But it’s not just any concert. Strait retired from touring a few years ago and plays only a handful of…

Interior Secretary recommends no changes to Mojave Trails National Monument

Interior Secretary recommends no changes to Mojave Trails National Monument

Ryan Zinke, the U.S. Secretary of the Interior, recommended shrinking six national monuments after a review ordered by President Donald Trump. But the Mojave Trails National Monument wasn’t one of them, nor did Zinke recommend any other changes to the…

Co-owner of Irv’s Burgers in West Hollywood dies

Co-owner of Irv’s Burgers in West Hollywood dies

Sean Hong, co-owner of irv’s Burgers in West Hollywood, California, died Sept. 3 of an unexpected medical issue. The death led to the temporary closing of the Route 66 restaurant until Sept. 25, according to a post on the restaurant’s…

Angel Delgadillo appears in “We Blew It” documentary

Angel Delgadillo appears in “We Blew It” documentary

Angel Delgadillo, known as the Guardian Angel of Route 66, makes a prominent appearance in the French-directed documentary “We Blew It,” that examines the long-lasting effects of the turbulent 1960s. “We Blew It,” directed by¬†Jean-Baptiste Thoret, gets its title from…

Leon Russell’s Church Studio named to National Register

Leon Russell’s Church Studio named to National Register

Church Studio in Tulsa, once owned by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Leon Russell, recently earned a designation to the National Register of Historic Places. The designation became effective Sept. 8, according to an email Friday from the…

What to do about the deteriorating Hotel Beale in Kingman?

What to do about the deteriorating Hotel Beale in Kingman?

The century-old Hotel Beale and its rooftop sign in downtown Kingman, Arizona, are one of the most-photographed landmarks in the city, but it has been closed for nearly 20 years and deteriorating because of it apparently neglectful and intractable owner.…

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