Route 66 News

Tropics restaurant continues to languish

This story in the Lincoln (Ill.) Courier tells about a situation that’s common even in prosperous towns along the Mother Road — a business district that is indeed busy, but still has a lot of vacancies. One of those vacancies…

Postcard display returns by popular demand

The Albuquerque library system had a traveling exhibit of vintage postcards that displayed varying times in the city’s history. That, of course, included images from Route 66. The exhibit ran from April 2005 to last December. However, there was enough…

A Riverwalk — in Grants

The Gallup (N.M.) Independent has an interesting story about Riverwalk in the nearby Route 66 town of Grants, N.M. San Antonio has the best-known Riverwalk; it appears Grants decided to have one of its own. The Riverwalk in Grants is…

Glenrio, Odeon added to National Register

  According to an e-mail from the director of the National Park Service, Glenrio’s historic district — which comprises most of the Route 66 community straddling the border between Texas and New Mexico — was added to the National Register…

Blu-ray Disc of “Cars” coming this summer

Buena Vista announced in early January the coming releases of a bunch of special Blu-ray Discs specially made for HDTVs. Among the coming Blu-ray releases is “Cars” this summer. For the uninitiated, Blu-ray discs contain a lot more data than…

Abe Lincoln wagon moved to Lincoln

I think it’s time to describe Geoff Ladd as A Guy Who Gets Things Done. First, the Logan County tourism director fended off a very likely demolition of The Mill along Route 66 in Lincoln, Ill., eventually will rehab it…

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