Route 66 News

Route 66 Pulse may have a heartbeat

I’ve received word in recent days that an effort is being made to revive the Route 66 Pulse newspaper, which ceased publication August 2008 after a little more than two years. Bob “Crocodile” Lile, president of the Texas Old Route…

House passes bill that would renew Route 66 program

The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday easily approved the Omnibus Lands Bill that contains a measure that would reauthorize the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program for another 10 years. The House passed it by a 285-140 tally. The bill…

The Wolf rises again

The Wolf, which is the nickname for the 70-year-old grill at the Rock Cafe, is again ready to fry hamburgers and other food at the Rock Cafe in Stroud, Okla. You can read here on Rock Cafe owner Dawn Welch’s…

Stolen meteorite returned to Meteor Crater

A nearly 50-pound meteorite that was stolen in 1968 from Meteor Crater near Route 66 in eastern Arizona has been found and returned, reports the Arizona Republic. It’s called the Basket meteorite because of its shape. How it was recovered…

San Bernardino motorcycle festival postponed a year

The Berdoo Bikes & Blues Festival in San Bernardino, Calif., scheduled for early May, has been postponed to 2010 because the economic recession made it difficult to attract sponsors, reports the San Bernardino County Sun. The inaugural festival was last…

The story of the KuKu

KALB-TV in Alexandria, Va., goes waaaaay off its beaten path to tell about Gene Waylan and the last survivor of the old KuKu Burger chain, located on Route 66 in Miami, Okla. In the early 60’s, there were lots of…

A visit to the Joads’ hometown

Rafael Rachael Alvarez, a contributor to the Christian Science Monitor, pays a visit to Sallisaw, Okla., the home base for the fictional Joad family in the John Steinbeck novel that takes place on Route 66, “The Grapes of Wrath.” The…

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