Route 66 News

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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A tribute to “Route 66”

This is one YouTube poster’s tribute of the “Route 66” television show from 1960 to 1964. Soon, everyone will have the opportunity to see what all the fuss was about. You can pre-order the first half of season one of…

Cool Springs Camp owner says he’s not shutting down

On the Route 66 yahoogroup, there was a report that Cool Springs Camp, on the old Oatman Road / Route 66 alignment between Oatman and Kingman, Ariz., has been closed down for good. However, I just got off the phone…

In the Velvet Mood

Two voices, one piano and one very good bass player perform Bobby Troup’s “Route 66.” The group is called Velvet Mood.

Jewel of the Southwest

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch this weekend had an article about the history and rebirth of La Posada, a former Harvey House, on Route 66 in Winslow, Ariz. Even though it’s been a major attraction for several years, owner Alan Affeldt…

Notes from the road

We discovered that Wings Hamburgers and Brother Arthur’s Bililian Fish at 3409 E. Admiral in Tulsa has closed. There will be an auction at 10 a.m. Saturday to sell off the contents — including a slew of collectibles — of…

In the Land of Lincoln

A freelance writer for the Waterloo Record in Canada recently drove Route 66 in Illinois and filed this report. It contains a few minor errors, but overall it’s a nice mix of Mother Road history and what the road is…

A motel to avoid

Usually, if someone recommends to stay away from a certain Route 66 motel, it’s taken with a grain of salt. After all, standards for lodging range as widely as the Mother Road’s topography. But when that recommendation comes from the…

Okie Twist-off was a hot time

It’s safe to say that the first annual Okie Twist-off at the 66 Bowl in Oklahoma City was a success. Reports the Daily Oklahoman: The result was the largest crowd to swell at 66 Bowl since it opened in 1959,…

Birthday gift for Pig Hip owner

The Pig Hip restaurant on Route 66 in Broadwell, Ill., burned to the ground this spring. But a historical marker was erected on the site Wednesday, a few days after owner Ernie Edwards’ 90th birthday, reports the Lincoln Courier. It’s…

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