Route 66 News

No resolutions for Fat Man

Steve Vaught of thefatmanwalking.com has posted his latest journal entry (scroll down to the Dec. 31 portion). There’s not much Route 66 content, but his musings, which still are interesting.

Rivett’s Route 66 Cafe renamed Al’s Route 66

The Daily Oklahoman interviewed Allen and Susan Shamburg of Colorado, who bought Rivett’s Route 66 Cafe in Sapulpa. They’re renaming it Al’s Route 66 and instilling other changes. The family plans to keep diner staples of cheeseburgers and fries but…

Petrified Forest facilities get a face-lift

The Holbrook (Ariz.) Tribune-News is reporting developments in store for the Petrified Forest National Park, namely: — The Painted Desert Inn will reopen after nearly 18 months of renovations. — “Along with the inn’s reopening in 2006, the park will…

Missouri town considers Route 66 park or museum

The Waynesville Daily Guide reports that nearby St. Robert, Mo., is considering converting a Missouri Department of Transportation motor pool island on old Route 66 into a park, or a museum, or a Trail of Tears memorial, or … Lawrence…

“Remember the Alvarado!”

During the ongoing El Vado Motel saga, I’ve been struck by Albuquerque residents’ willingness to fight to preserve this historic property on Route 66. That’s because their energies are fueled by regret. A little background: The Alvarado was one of…

Jumping on the bandwagon

Star Gonzales, executive director of the Grants-Cibola County Chamber of Commerce, told the Gallup (N.M.) Independent that she wants to establish a county-line-to-county-line “gateway” to draw travelers onto old Route 66. “We want to see it extend from (the Bernalillo)…

Calendar of events page is up

I’m not sure why I didn’t compile this earlier, but I finally have a Route 66 calendar of events for 2006. I placed it on a separate page, and you can peruse it here. I managed to include all the…

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