Route 66 News

Constructive criticism for a Route 66 town

Dan O’Neil, the mayor of Edmond, Okla., wrote an opinion piece for the Edmond Sun. In it, O’Neil announced the city was selected by the Mayors’ Institute of City Design to participate in a study. The group tries to resolve…

Art inspired by Route 66 motels

Artist Victoria Taylor-Gore shows pastels from her “Route 66 series” in a slide show on YouTube. These works are inspired by motels from the 1940s to 1960s. Music is by jazz legend John Coltrane. Like this:Like Loading…

“… Just a memory now …”

Trailerdancer, a poster on YouTube, has recorded his version of Fred Eaglesmith‘s song, “White Rose,” the story of a small-town filling station that was abandoned when it was bypassed by the interstate. The song doesn’t specifically take place on Route…

An obscure figure of the Bunion Derby

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer today published an excellent story about Ed Gardner, one of the runners in the 3,400-mile transcontinental footrace, famously called the Bunion Derby, that took place on Route 66. As many Route 66ers know, Oklahoma native Andy Payne…

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