Route 66 News

Pain Walker launches Web site

Remember Dennis Kinch, the man afflicted with chronic pain who walked Route 66 to raise awareness for the National Pain Foundation? He’s no longer with the foundation, but he’s establishing a nonprofit group called Pain Education, Awareness and Re-invention, or…

California Welcome Center will have Route 66 theme

According to this short story in the San Bernardino County Sun, a new California Welcome Center on Hospitality Lane near the junction of Interstates 215 and 10 will have a Mother Road flavor when it opens in February: The California…

A new big frog for Waynesville?

There’s a big, painted stone frog on Waynesville Hill just off old Route 66 in Wayneville, Mo. It’s been a local landmark for years, and its name is W.H. Croaker. According to the Waynesville Frog Fest site, this is how…

No New Year’s bash at Boot Hill

Rory Schepisi informed me today that because of other commitments, construction delays, a recent winter storm that caused further delays, there will be no New Year’s Eve party at the under-construction Boot Hill Saloon & Grill at U.S. 385 and…

Man who cruised Route 66 in Corvette for charity dies

John “JJ” Bouma, who cruised Route 66 in a red Corvette in May as a fundraiser to combat the Lou Gehrig’s Disease, or ALS, that afflicted him, died at age 54 on Friday, according to the Grand Rapids (Mich.) Press.…

Home for Christmas

After completing her 2,390-mile trek on Route 66 on Sunday in Santa Monica, Michelle Thompson cycled south on Pacific Coast Highway and arrived at her brother’s home in Costa Mesa, Calif., on Christmas Day afternoon, like she had hoped. KABC-TV…

She made it

Michelle Thompson, the woman who was trying to bicycle the 2,400-mile length of Route 66 to raise awareness of oral cancer and help her ailing brother, met her goal of finishing the Mother Road before Christmas. According to her Web…

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