Route 66 News

An urgent message from Albuquerque

Here it is, in full: Greetings: El Vado Motel is back on the Albuquerque Landmarks and Urban Conservation Commission‘s agenda in two weeks. If you support preservation of this historic Route 66 landmark, know that its designation as a City…

This is short notice …

… but Shellee Graham will have a screening of her documentary “Built for Speed: The Coral Court Motel” at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lincoln County Museum of Pioneer History at 717-719 Manvel, aka Route 66, in Chandler, Okla. The…

Ghosts at the former Big Chief?

The former Big Chief Dakota restaurant and motel complex on the Manchester Road alignment of Route 66 in Wildwood, Mo., now a B. Donovan’s restaurant, may have some ghosts on the premises, reports the Suburban Journals. Smith said he has…

Magazine publishers get the Harley & Annabelle Experience

According to an article last week in the Elk City and Sayre newspapers in Oklahoma, Harley and Annabelle Russell of the Sandhills Curiosity Shop in Erick, Okla., entertained 57 members of the International Regional Magazine Association earlier this month. The…

History of the Green Spot

Mark Landis, writing for the San Bernardino County Sun, wrote an interesting historical overview of the Green Spot Motel, built in 1937 on Route 66 in Victorville, Calif. The Green Spot, at 16937 C St., was the finest motel in…

Faster fiesta

Brad Carter has created a time-lapse video of the sights from the recent Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. The fiesta needs to use this guy’s work for publicity, pronto. It makes me wanna go. (Hat tip: Duke City Fix.)

No bull

Straight from the Arizona Daily Sun in Flagstaff: The fiberglass bull welded to the sign outside Crazy Bill’s Saloon and Steakhouse has been stolen. According to Flagstaff police reports, the brown bull, which is about half-sized in scale, was taken…

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