Route 66 News

Rental-car business opens in old gas station

The Journal Record reports that an old Phillips 66 cottage-style gas station at 602 S. Elgin in Tulsa recently opened in its new configuration — as an Avis rental-car business. The station, built about 1932, was part of an older…

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Still riding

The Daily Oklahoman caught up with Laddie Williams, who’s cycling east across the country to raise money for the families of nine firefighters who died in a furniture store fire in Charleston, S.C. He was in Oklahoma City on Monday,…

Green Parrot Tavern’s demise is imminent

Longtime readers Dan and Cyndy Imming, who are relocating from Las Vegas to Route 66 in Galena, Kan., have informed me that the Green Parrot Tavern in Galena will be torn down Thursday. The building, which is more than 100…

Good choice

The residents of Pulaski County, Mo., were asked to choose the cover of its tourism bureau’s brochure. According to the Waynesville Daily Guide, the cover that spotlighted Route 66 won by a 2-to-1 margin. You can see the cover image…

Nob Hill holding pattern

About a week ago, I received a message from a reader in Albuquerque, expressing concern about the old Nob Hill Motel on Central Avenue, aka Route 66. And, well, I’ll let the reader explain what he saw: The Nob Hill…

First public meeting held for scenic byways plan

The Joplin (Mo.) Globe reports that the first of 10 public meetings about designating Oklahoma’s Route 66 as a national scenic byway was held Monday at the Civic Center in Miami, Okla. Those meetings will help develop a corridor management…

Mark your calendars

There a few things coming up that should be of interest to Route 66ers: On Friday, Sept. 28, a ceremony will be held at 2:30 p.m. to dedicate a historical marker at the site of the former Pig Hip Restaurant…

A hidden gem

On an obscure 1926-38 alignment of Route 66 between Kellyville and Bristow, Okla., sits the remnants of old motor court. It’s mentioned in Jim Ross’ “Oklahoma Route 66” guidebook, but little else seems to be known about it. It’s been…

A wet Duarte parade

A certain song once said: Seems it never rains in southern California Seems I’ve often heard that kind of talk before It never rains in California, but girl, don’t they warn ya? It pours, man, it pours That sure seemed…

Nuclear blasts for road construction

At least cooler heads prevailed. In Mark Muckenfuss’ column in the Inland Press-Enterprise, he said he was doing some research about old Route 66 in Southern California when he uncovered a 1967 newspaper article by Earl E. Buie about Interstate…

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