Route 66 News

Report on Amarillo’s Route 66 district

The Amarillo Globe-News published a story about Sixth Avenue, which is historic Route 66 through town. It’s a good article: it gives some historical background, tells how the district evolved and how it’s doing now. To read the story requires…

Video of Route 66 walker Dennis Kinch

Dennis Kinch, who is walking the length of Route 66 for the National Pain Foundation, was recently interviewed by a Fox television affiliate in St. Louis. To view the three-minute Windows Media Player video clip, go to this site and…

A Route 66 mural in Tucumcari

A blogging couple traveling west in an Alfa RV took some photos a few days ago of a mural that’s been painted in Tucumcari, N.M. As you can see here, it’s heavily themed to Route 66. It’s the work of…

Fat Man update

Steve Vaught, the obese man who’s trying to lose weight by walking Route 66 and the rest of the country, has updated his journal on his thefatmanwalking.com site. You’ll have to scroll down to the Oct. 28 entry.

Route 66 project in Tulsa needs your help

Michael Wallis, author of the best-selling “Route 66: The Mother Road,” gave us some potentially big news regarding the Vision 2025 Route 66 project in Tulsa. The National Historic Route 66 Federation, based in California, is very interested in establishing…

Lebanon, Mo., honors Route 66 promoter

Five people from the Route 66 town of Lebanon, Mo., were honored Thursday with Community Achievement Awards. One of them was the late Arthur T. Nelson, who was one of the key forces who brought Route 66 through the city.…

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