Route 66 News

Triangle Motel progress report

I received a progress report a few days ago from Marianne McNeil Logan, secretary for the effort to restore the formerly long-neglected Triangle Motel on Route 66 in east Amarillo, Texas. The motel has received its Route 66 Corridor Preservation…

“Rhythms of the Road” trailer

Greene HD Productions has just completed a 12-minute trailer of the “Rhythms of the Road” television music series that’s set to air this spring. Go here to watch it. You’ll see a lot of Route 66 landmarks, including the U-Drop…

Art in an unexpected place

What’s great about Route 66 is you sometimes find the unexpected. On Monday, I found it in downtown Commerce, Okla. (population 2,500), talking to a man who creates portraits of rock ‘n’ roll stars and other artwork. He exhibits and…

Fighting unemployment with tourism

Officials in Macoupin County, Ill., fighting high joblessness because of the closing of several coal mines, are taking a different tack on trying to address the problem. The Springfield Journal-Register reports that the county will create a Macoupin County Tourism…

Book review: “Roads to Quoz”

After losing his job and marriage, William Least Heat-Moon and his Ford Econoline van (dubbed Ghost Dancing) embarked on a 13,000-mile journey around America. He avoided the interstates and droveĀ  two-lane highways and country roads. He eschewed chain restaurants for…

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