Route 66 News

Cozy Dog makes finals

The Cozy Dog Drive-In along Route 66 in Springfield, Ill., has advanced to the finals in the Central Division in the Seven Wonders of Illinois contest sponsored by the Illinois Department of Commerce. The Cozy Dog is going up against…

Joliet to launch Route 66 campaign

After seemingly much indifference to the Mother Road for years, the city of Joliet, Ill., is embracing Route 66 tourism in a big way when it launches its Joliet Kicks on Route 66 campaign on June 2. According to the…

Illinois House passes police headquarters bill

The Illinois State Senate approved a bill Friday that would transfer ownership of the historic Illinois State Police District 6 building from the state to Livingston County for $1, reported the Bloomington Pantagraph. The Senate Bill 768 goes on to…

Arson damages Winslow railroad bridge

At least one local teen has ‘fessed up to starting a fire that damaged a BNSF railroad bridge just east of La Posada in Winslow, Ariz., reports the Winslow Daily Mail. Repair workers had the bridge shored up enough that…

End of era at Totem Pole Trading Post (UPDATED)

The Totem Pole Trading Post on Route 66 just west of Rolla, Mo., isn’t going to close. But new ownership is taking over Friday afternoon, and the name — which has been there since 1933 — won’t stay, according to…

Photographer’s exhibit in Kingman

Michael Campanelli‘s well-traveled collection of more than 150 photographs from Route 66 has made its way to the Mother Road city of Kingman, Ariz., according to the Kingman Daily Miner. The exhibit will be at the Mohave Museum of History…

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