Route 66 News

Another walker traversed Route 66

Here’s a story in Newsday about Mark Cundy, who not only has walked Route 66, but has nearly circled the planet in an effort to raise money for cancer research. There’s not much Route 66 content in the story except…

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Long story on the Fat Man Walking

The Dallas Morning News has just published a long story about Steve Vaught, the obese man who’s trying to lose weight by walking across America, including on Route 66. The story is here. Steve’s thefatmanwalking.com site, which I’ve referred to…

More about underground gas tanks development

A few weeks ago, I found a tidbit in the Holbrook (Ariz.) Tribune-News about a new program to develop property that once had old underground fuel tanks on them. More details about the program have emerged today. Through a partnership with…

Just passin’ through

The Quay County Sun in Tucumcari, N.M., has featured a semi-regular feature about tourists passing through town on Route 66. This week’s includes Allen and Kathy Priddy of Idaho. You can read about it here. Incidentally, Allen Priddy is a…

Another contradiction about El Vado Motel

The new owner of the historic El Vado Motel in Albuquerque, Richard Gonzales, said this during sworn testimony in a recent Landmarks Commission hearing: I conveyed that to Mr. Boles and I can’t understand why they’ve taken this posture that…

Fat Man update

Steve Vaught of thefatmanwalking.com has his latest journal entry. Go here and scroll down to the Nov. 21 entry.

More news on “Route 66” film

The Animation World Network site has a few more tidbits about the “other” Route 66-themed animated film in production from DreamWorks, titled “Route 66.” It sounds like details are sketchy, however. One site I’ve found lists Harland Williams as the…

More input on El Vado needed

I’m going to print an e-mail I received from Michael Taylor, program manager for the Route 66 Preservation Program: El Vado’s status is still very much up in the air. The more people that fill the rooms at the upcoming…

Contradictions about El Vado Motel

Kate Nelson, a columnist for the Albuquerque Tribune, weighed in a few days ago about the condition of El Vado Motel: Thick adobe walls and lovely old vigas can’t counteract the lunch-gagging stench of the El Vado Motel – a…

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