Route 66 News

A place that hasn’t changed

John Weeks of the San Bernardino County Sun takes a look at “Things that Haven’t Changed” in the Southern California Inland Empire. One of them is on the Mother Road: Want a good old-fashioned sandwich? Head to Peppi’s at 17670…

Country Store may close

(Sign hanging above the cash register at the Country Store) When the Country Store opened on 11th Street in Tulsa nearly 40 years ago, it was, in fact, in the country. Four decades of urban sprawl later, the Country Store’s…

Old Chain of Rocks Bridge closes parking lot

In a column by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Matthew Hathaway, we learn that Trailnet, which runs the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge that connects a pedestrian/biking trail from north St. Louis to Madison, Ill., is closing a parking lot on…

Historic hotel won’t be taken over by city after all

A few weeks ago, we passed along a report by the Kankakee (Ill.) Daily Journal that said the city of Wilmington was going to take over the historic Eagle Hotel on Route 66 on Jan. 15 because its owner, William…

“Devil Girl” movie shot on Route 66

Production recently wrapped on the thriller film “Devil Girl,” which was shot on Route 66 and uses the historic road as its setting. Here’s synopsis of the film, according to its Web site: Fay is a small town girl on…

The case of the mysterious traffic surge

Traffic at Route 66 News jumped to record levels today, fueled mostly by a link from the Wigwam Motel in Rialto, Calif. The motel showed how its teepee design inspired the Cozy Cone Motel in the animated hit movie, “Cars.”…

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