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…

Sultry 66

Here’s a stripped-down and sultry version of “Route 66″ by Charlese, a singer based in Liverpool, England. Like this:Like Loading…

“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…

Hello from the U.K.

Here’s a version of “Route 66″ by In the Pink Big Band, which is based in Bournemouth, England. Like this:Like Loading…

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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