Route 66 News

Stop dreaming

It’s a slow news day, so here’s a video from one of Billy Ocean‘s biggest hits, “Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car.” Like this:Like Loading…

Impatience grows over Eagle Hotel

A recent report in the Joliet Herald News indicates that members of the Wilmington (Ill.) City Council are growing weary about the lack of progress in the rehabilitation of the 171-year-old Eagle Hotel on Route 66 in Wilmington. Owner Bill…

‘They’re looking for that Route 66 experience’

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation and the University of Oklahoma have been scheduling meetings around the state to get public input on how to promote Route 66, which is applying for national recognition as a Scenic Byway. Many of these…

Book details Ash Fork’s history

Using the recent release of Marshall Trimble’s “Images of America: Ash Fork” by Arcadia Publishing as a jumping-off point, the Prescott (Ariz.) Daily Courier also does a pretty good job of laying out the Route 66 town’s history. You’d be…

Webb City revitalization ideas unveiled

On Friday, architecture students from Drury University provided their ideas on how to revamp the downtown area of Webb City, Mo. The Joplin Globe reported: The Drury students have envisioned turning the Main Street and Highway 171 junction into a…

Czech this out

Some folks in the Czech Republic held its first Czech Route 66 Association Convention last weekend. Yes, you read that right — the Czech Republic. And tickets to the event were sold out weeks in advance. Here’s a news release…

Never knew lonely until Vega

This is a video by Oklahoma native Vince Gill of his 1990 hit song, “Never Knew Lonely.” Much of it was shot in a room at the Vega Motel on Route 66 in Vega, Texas. If you ever get the…

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