Route 66 News

For sale: Microsoft’s old digs

Microsoft, as just about anyone who owns a computer knows, is one of the biggest companies in the world. Did you know it has a connection to Route 66, albeit peripheral? Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen…

Joliet museum honored

The Joliet Area Historical Museum in Joliet, Ill., was given a Superior Achievement Award — the highest ranking possible — from the Illinois Association of Museums for its Route 66 Experience exhibit. The Joliet museum received the award last month.…

“Here I am walking down 66 …”

I couldn’t find Charley Pride performing “Is Anybody Goin’ to San Antone” on YouTube. But I did find Buck Owens covering it. And that’s Buck’s longtime cohort, Don Rich, playing fiddle and providing backup vocals. “Here I am walking down…

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