Route 66 News

More reports from Oklahoma 66 meetings

Required public hearings about designating Oklahoma’s Route 66 a national scenic byway are working their way across the state, and reports from newspapers are coming with them. The Associated Press has an article. The Sapulpa Daily Herald has one. And…

“Route 66″ radio show coming to KMOX

A Saturday night music show, titled “Route 66,” soon will air on St. Louis’ flagship radio station, KMOX-AM. This was initially reported on the STLmedia.net rumor site Tuesday. KMOX account executive Randy Raley confirmed it in an e-mail Wednesday and…

Standin’ on a Corner Festival more than just a party

The Arizona Republic published an excellent preview about this weekend’s Standin’ on a Corner Festival in the Route 66 town of Winslow, Ariz. Unless you’ve not heard pop radio in the past 30-some years, you know that Winslow’s claim to…

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…

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…

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