Route 66 News

‘I am being discriminated against’

Charlie Elliott wants to hold biker rallies off Route 66 near Depew, Okla., but Creek County won’t let him because Elliott’s property is not zoned properly for such events. Elliott tells the Sapulpa Daily Herald that “I am being discriminated…

Back to the beginning for El Vado

After a court ruling struck down the city landmark designation for El Vado Motel in Albuquerque, the matter is back before the Landmarks and Urban Conservation Commission on July 11 on whether to make the historic Route 66 motel a…

Route 66 stencils being painted on road in New Mexico

To identify Route 66, the New Mexico Department of Transportation is painting Route 66 stencils directly on the road’s shoulder in the western part of the state, reports the Gallup Independent. Delane Barros, spokeswoman for the state highway department, District…

The sad state of Twin Arrows

The Route 66 truck stop known as Twin Arrows outside of Flagstaff, Ariz., is abandoned and has been deteriorating for years. One of the two giant arrows stuck into the ground has shed its plywood tail. Garbage is littered all…

Illinois sees rise in tourism revenues

The state of Illinois broke records for tourism revenue during 2006, reports the Pontiac Daily Leader. Livingston County saw an 8.8 percent increase. The reason? “I think part of the increase in numbers for our county are related to the…

Preservation in action

Emily, who is in charge of the Oklahoma Route 66 Association‘s preservation committee, supervised the preservation project during the past weekend’s National Route 66 Festival in Clinton, Okla. The mission: To pretty up the long-closed Ray’s Motel in Clinton over…

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