Route 66 News

View from the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge

If you’ve never walked on what is now a pedestrian and bicycle trail on the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge that connects Madison, Ill., over the Mississippi River to St. Louis, these two videos by the same person should suffice…

Town will receive historical certification

The active Route 66 town of Atlanta, Ill., will receive another feather in its cap — the National Park Service is set to certify it for its historic preservation, reports the Lincoln Courier. It would be the 61st city in…

Tulsa project wins grant for observation deck

About $400,000 in Oklahoma Centennial funds will be used to help build the Red Fork Derrick observation deck at the Route 66 Station park in west Tulsa, reports the Tulsa World. The replica of the Tulsa County’s first oil well…

Double your book fun

The Joliet Area Historical Museum on Sunday is featuring not one, but two Route 66 authors from 2 to 4 p.m. Dave Clark‘s recently published “Route 66 in Chicago,” and John and Lenore Weiss‘ new “Traveling the Historic Three,” a…

Wigwam Motel is among world’s quirkiest

The TripAdvisor travel community released its list of the world’s quirkiest motels, and a Route 66 establishment made the top 10. At the No. 9 slot is the Wigwam Motel in Holbrook, Ariz.: Its second year on the top ten…

County can take over Route 66 police station

The Bloomington Pantagraph reports that Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich signed legislation on Thursday that gives Livingston County the option to take over ownership of the old Illinois State Police headquarters on old Route 66 near Pontiac. The county has the…

Who will own Red Rock Park?

The Gallup (N.M.) Independent published a fascinating story about future-ownership controversy over nearby Red Rock Park. The city owns the park, which hosts the popular Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial and other events each year. But maintaining the park has put…

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