Route 66 News

Spinning yarns about Oklahoma Joe’s

Johnny Mango at Duke City Fix shows a postcard of one of Albuquerque’s first barbecue joints, Oklahoma Joe’s, on Central Avenue (aka Route 66) near the University of New Mexico campus. Mango said Okie Joe’s, later known as Okie’s, was…

You’re invited

Today, I received a message in the mail from the Illinois Department of Transportation. Here’s what it said: Governor Rod R. Blagojevich and the Illinois Department of Transportation in conjunction with the Great Rivers Greenway District Cordially invite you to…

Bringing back Broadway

Los Angeles Downtown News Online has posted a long story about the city’s attempts to revitalize the historic Broadway district, part of which is old Route 66. Many similar efforts have failed. But because the downtown area is gaining more…

Tout the route

We’ve noticed that more cities are taking advantage of the Internet and YouTube in particular in an effort to draw visitors and tourists. Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., is one of them. It has posted a nicely produced three-minute video that briefly…

More videos from Dwayne, Part 3

Here’s a few more videos from Dwayne of New Zealand. Most of the footage here is in Oklahoma. It’s interesting to watch his companion get a bit freaked out by a severe thunderstorm in the western part of the state.…

Compact guide to 66 in western Arizona

The Arizona Republic today published a compact guide to the portion of historic Route 66 that veers miles away from Interstate 40 from Seligman to Kingman. There’s a lot more than that, but the article is good for starters. Like…

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