Route 66 News

Hang in there …

Many of you probably have noticed a sudden change in the look at this site. I’m surprised about it, too. Apparently it’s a problem at a number of WordPress.com sites. I’ve contacted WordPress.com about the snag, and it’s hoped it…

Route 66 is also a musical group

From the Windy City, there is an a female, a cappella, “corporate entertainment” quartet that calls itself Route 66. Route 66 reminds me of the Andrews Sisters, but it also sings more contemporary pop songs such as Queen, James Taylor…

Domain address added

In the past day or so, I snatched up another domain name that directs Internet surfers to this site. Not only does the long-established Route66News.org direct you to here, but so does Route66News.com. Other than that change, you’ll still get…

High winds knock off part of Rialto Theatre sign

Nasty wind gusts Sunday afternoon knocked off part of the decorative scrollwork of the main sign of the Rialto Square Theatre, located on Route 66 in Joliet, Ill., reported the Herald-News. Fortunately, no one was hurt when the sign chunk…

Tractor tippin’ or Combine Ranch?

It appears to be a mix of both, actually. Richard Etchells recently posted these photos on the Route 66 yahoogroup of what appear to be harvesters planted into the ground at an angle. This is a few miles south of…

More money for The Mick

A recent banquet in Commerce, Okla., to raise money for a statue and other attractions paying tribute to native son and Baseball Hall-of-Famer Mickey Mantle cleared about $12,000 in profit, reported the Miami (Okla.) News-Record. More than 350 people attended…

Bobby Troup sings “Route 66″

I’ve posted a few dozen versions of “Route 66″ on this Web site. But this is the first I’ve posted by the composer of “Route 66″ himself, Bobby Troup. Here he is in 1964, showing his jazz chops on piano…

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