Route 66 News

Gas prices coming down in 2008?

Maybe so. This seems to go against the conventional wisdom that gasoline prices will keep inching upward. But an report last week by the Christian Science Monitor indicates that the price at the pump may fall modestly in the fast-coming…

For all small-town residents everywhere

Yeah, I know … John Mellencamp‘s from Indiana, which isn’t one of the Route 66 states. But he was born and raised in a small town, and his 1985 hit song by the same name (back when he still partly…

Brits invade the Mother Road

Owen Adams of the Sunday Mirror in London tells about his trip on Route 66 with other Britons in a coach. A few things are left out in the article, including Kansas. But the piece is generous in length, and…

Racetrack celebrating 25th anniversary

Located just off Route 66 near Lebanon, Mo., is the I-44 Raceway, which caters mostly to stock-car racing. The 2008 season for the 3/8-mile oval track will be its 25th, reports WhoWon.com. A good mix of weekly shows and special…

Interactive art

A traveler stopped by the Cadillac Ranch near Amarillo, Texas. What’s always been cool about this strange piece of artwork is it’s not in a stuffy museum with armed guards making sure you don’t touch it. Here, snow and rain…

Restoration of Rialto Square Theatre begins

About 18 months ago, we passed on the news that a local group was trying to raise $5 million to renovate the historic Rialto Square Theatre of Joliet, Ill., which is saddled between lanes of Route 66 and is a…

Round and round

Another story today about the Round Barn of Arcadia, Okla. This one’s by Ted Landphair of the Voice of America. According to his report, there are 1,000 round barns left in America. They were built up until the 1920s. Given…

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