Route 66 News

Barstow museum to mark eighth anniversary

The Barstow Route 66 Mother Road Museum in Barstow, Calif., will mark its eighth anniversary with a special event on Saturday, June 14, reports the Desert Dispatch. There will be a car and motorcycle show from 9 a.m. to 2…

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Memorial Day tribute

Here are the soldiers from Route 66 towns who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan. ILLINOIS Chicago Staff Sgt. Oscar D. Vargas-Medina, died May 1, 2004 1st Sgt. Edward Smith, died April 5, 2003 Sgt. Ivory L. Phipps, died March…

POPS doubles Arcadia’s sales-tax revenue

I can’t say that I’m surprised by this story from the Edmond (Okla.) Sun: The most recent Oklahoma Tax Commission figures indicates that Arcadia‚Äôs sales tax revenue has doubled since POPS opened there last August. […] August to January sales…

Route 66 winery wins top award

Summerside Vineyards and Winery, right on Route 66 in Vinita, Okla., won the coveted Double Gold award at the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition in New York earlier this month, reports the High Plains Journal. Summerside’s big winner was its…

Upcoming TV drama takes place in Albuquerque

The USA Network is about to air a new crime drama called “In Plain Sight,” with the premiere on June 1. The gist of the story is that U.S. marshal Mary Shannon (played by Mary McCormack) is part of the…

“Rise up … c’mon, rise up”

This song has been echoing through my head since the Rock Cafe was destroyed by fire. The Boss often has been likened to a revival preacher at his fiery shows. But here, he truly shows his gospel side. This is…

Skateboard kicks

Here’s a short video of a bunch of skateboarders who took a trip on Route 66, looking for adventure. At one point, you’ll see them at a certain landmark in Holbrook, Ariz.

POPS will launch soda-buying kiosk on Tuesday

In case the 500 or so brands of soft drinks in the coolers at POPS in Arcadia, Oka., aren’t enough, the Route 66 business is set to launch a kiosk that will allow customers to ship 700 brands of soda…

Rock Cafe will be rebuilt

This sort of became buried in amid all the happenings and photos in yesterday’s post about the fire that destroyed the Rock Cafe in Stroud, Okla., but it bears repeating: Owner Dawn Welch plans to rebuild the historic Route 66…

UPDATED: Rock Cafe destroyed by fire

The Rock Cafe of Stroud, Okla., which has served hungry travelers on Route 66 since the 1930s, burned to the ground late Tuesday night. Dawn Welch, who has owned the Rock Cafe since 1993, called us late Tuesday to let…

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