Route 66 News

Grain elevator museum will have self-guided tours

The J.H. Hawes Grain Elevator Museum in the wonderful Route 66 town of Atlanta, Ill., is making improvements so that visitors can tour the museum without a volunteer needing to be present, reports the Bloomington Pantagraph. The $25,000 cost for…

Route 66 Rendezvous will be in downtown only

Last year, part of the Stater Bros. Route 66 Rendezvous in San Bernardino, Calif., was in the National Orange Show Events Center. This year, the Rendezvous will be held in downtown only, reports the San Bernardino County Sun. Popular demand…

Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame inductees announced

The inductees are the Willie Anderson Trucking Co. of Lexington, the now-closed Berghoff restaurant in Chicago, Scottie's roadhouse restaurant in Hamel, and former state trooper Leland Storm, reports the Bloomington Pantagraph.  Marilyn and Durell Pritchard also were given the special…

Fontana wants to mark Mother Road heritage

The city of Fontana, Calif., is jumping on board a bit late, but I'm glad to see it says it will try to revitalize its portion of Route 66. According to the San Bernardino County Sun: City leaders are trying…

San Bernardino mural is finished

Local artist Damon Lindsey finished the mural on the northeast corner of Second and E streets in San Bernardino, Calif., that pays homage to Route 66, reports the San Bernardino County Sun. Alas, I have been unable to find any…

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