Route 66 News

Help the Horn Oil Co.

The Albuquerque Journal on Tuesday kinda sorta came out against the preservation of the circa-1947 Horn Oil Co., which is slated to be bulldozed for multi-use infill but the decision is being appealed. (For more on the background of the…

Should CBS News have paid Route 66 tour guides?

Public Eye, which is sort of an ombudsman of CBS News, received a question from a New York Times reporter about the CBS “Evening News” story about Route 66 and the impact of the interstate highway system. CBS correspondent Sharyn…

Ruminations on roads

Hank Stuever of the Washington Post has some interesting ruminations about the 50th anniversary of the interstate highway system. It seems he’s trying to praise it and, at the same time, deflate Route 66 a little. But he’s mostly unsuccessful…

Re-connect with America through Route 66

With the 50th anniversary of the interstate highway system, CBS News decided to take a look at its impact on society. And it’s not been all good, says Columbia University historian Kenneth T. Jackson. Jackson also says the highway that…

Norwegian classic-car group nears the end of its trip

The group of Norwegians who are driving pre-1966 automobiles the entire length of Route 66 is nearing the end of its trip, reports the Big Bear Grizzly of Big Bear, Calif. The group encountered mechanical problems, difficulty acquiring insurance, and…

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