Route 66 News

Return to Route 66

“Return to Route 66,” a touring exhibit of Mother Road photographs by Shellee Graham — Steinbeck award winner, author and graphic designer extraordinaire — is coming to St. Louis this spring. The exhibit will be on display Feb. 12 through…

Rick and Jane reach Seligman

Rick and Jane McKinney, the evangelists walking the length of 66 as part of their “Walk to Reclaim America” crusade, reached Seligman, Ariz., today, ending their fourth week on the road, according to their Web site. They’ve logged 449 miles…

Be careful out there.

The Waynesville (Mo.) Daily Guide reports that in the span of two days, six cars were damaged in four crashes around the area — including at least one on Route 66. According to the article: Shortly after noon Thursday, a…

Take me down to the Cadillac Ranch

The Clovis (N.M.) News Journal ran a story today highlighting Amarillo’s famous Cadillac Ranch. Nothing really new, but the story includes a description, directions from Clovis, history and general background information, including the address of the Cadillac Ranch Web site.…

A tree grows in Pontiac

The Pontiac (IL) Daily Leader reports that the city’s street superintendent, Andy Eckel, is retiring after 32 years with the city. One of Eckel’s pet projects during his long employment with the city was taking care of the city’s trees.…

Kristy’s closes its doors

Kristy’s Coffee Shop, which occupied a former Denny’s on Route 66 in Gallup for 40 years, has closed. The Gallup Independent reports that the restaurant’s longtime owner, Barbara Stanley, decided to retire in December. The story contains some great anecdotes,…

Rick and Jane need assistance

Rick and Jane McKinney, the evangelists who are walking the length of Route 66 as part of their “Walk to Reclaim America” crusade, posted this notice on their Web site: Week #4 – Help Wanted We have a real need…

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