Route 66 News

Filling the holes

It wasn’t long ago that if one wanted to find historic Route 66, vintage maps, old-timers and make plenty of guesses were required. Now there are maps and guidebooks. Realizing that Route 66 was a tourist attraction, states for the…

What’s cooking at Boot Hill?

Here in Oklahoma, I haven’t been able to go to Vega, Texas, and check out Rory Schepisi’s recently opened Boot Hill Saloon & Grill on Route 66. However, the Amarillo Globe-News visited, and published a story about it Tuesday (free…

Wallis and Colbert

Author Michael Wallis was on the Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” last week to plug his new book, “The Lincoln Highway.” Here is the video clip of the interview: Wallis also is well-known for the best-selling “Route 66: The Mother…

Storms wash out part of Route 66

The remnants of Tropical Storm Erin were hard on the ol’ Mother Road in at least one spot this week. According to the Lebanon (Mo.) Daily Record: A portion of Route 66, west of the Gasconde River is missing after…

Winslow takes it easy

The Christian Science Monitor tells the story of how the Route 66 town of Winslow, Ariz., has capitalized on The Eagles‘ song “Take It Easy” and its mention of a certain corner. The Monitor says Winslow didn’t start to cash…

Magazine names best road tunes

The folks at American Road magazine have just published their “Rhythm and Cruise” issue, in which they’ve listed the “Best American Road Songs” of the past century. Here are the Rules of the Road for the song listings: 1) The…

Road hazard

This sort of thing you’ll frequently encounter on Oatman Road, aka Route 66, between Oatman and Kingman, Ariz. The burros are wild descendants of the original working animals that were used in the gold mines decades ago. They aren’t exactly…

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