Route 66 News

That tears it

We’ve heard for many months about Route 66 travelers being treated rudely by the proprietors of Indian Harvest Trading Post, near Sullivan, Mo. We did a story about this. Theft had been a problem, so it was understandable why the…

Art exhibit pays tribute to the road trip

The San Jose Museum of Art in San Jose, Calif., is hosting a major exhibit this fall called “Road Trip,” a sometimes-whimsical exploration of that uniquely American experience. The museum’s associate curator, Kristen Evangelista, put it together. According to this…

“How Fast Them Trucks Can Go”

This was a hit for Claude Gray in 1967, peaking at No. 12 on the country charts. This truck-driving song contains a specific reference to Route 66.

Longtime roadie has a petroliana collection

Johnnie Meier, a longtime champion of Route 66 and other historic roads, has created a roadside tribute to old-time gas stations in Embudo, N.M., on Highway 68 north of Santa Fe. From the Albuquerque Journal (via the Las Cruces Sun-News):…

Another sign gone

I heard Wednesday morning that the old neon sign for the Gateway Motor Inn, aka the Gateway Motor Hotel, along Oklahoma 66 halfway between Tulsa and Sapulpa, Okla., was down. I checked it out. There is was — flat on…

Kudos to Edmond

The Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond has been criticized fairly regularly here for embracing its Route 66 heritage far too late, after nearly all of its historic treasures are gone. However, give Edmond credit where credit’s due. According to the…

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