Route 66 News

Go deep into Mitchell Caverns

One reason Route 66 is great is because you learn something new about it all the time. This time, I’m talking about Mitchell Caverns, which is off Route 66 in the Providence Mountains of Southern California’s Mojave Desert. Inland Press-Enterprise…

Two Route 66 segments in Oklahoma named to National Register

The Tank Farm Loop near Kellyville and a 1926 truss bridge near Chelsea, both on older alignments of Route 66 in Oklahoma, were added to the National Register of Historic Places, reports the Associated Press. Here’s a picture of the…

Route 66 blog roundup 9/30

Santa Monica Close-up contains photos from the final day of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America’s Historic Route 66 Tour. About 100 participants started, and about 20 dropped out because of mechanical or medical reasons. Maya Reynolds tells the story of…

Don’t outlaw your neon signs, Albuquerque

The City of Albuquerque, spurred by Mayor Marty Chavez, is considering a sign ordinance that’s so financially onerous and controversial that I’m surprised it was proposed at all. In short, the ordinance would outlaw nearly all existing standalone signs and…

Don’t try this at home, kids

The fellows at Carpix.net tested a 2007 Ford Shelby Mustang by flooring it for a 9.5-mile stretch of Route 66 from the the ruins of the Roadrunner restaurant to Roy’s in Amboy, Calif. Reported average speed was 141 mph. See…

Not just standin’ around

Despite a fire nearly destroying the Standin’ on a Corner mural in Winslow, Ariz., the Route 66 town will continue to have its Standin’ on a Corner festival today and Saturday, reports the East Valley Tribune. The gala and mural…

A gaggle of ghost stories

Just in time for the Halloween season, Kathy Weiser’s massive Legends of America site is touting its large collection of ghost stories and other unexplained phenomena along Route 66, according to a recent press release. The list includes the haunted…

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