Route 66 News

Standin’ on a Corner marks 10th year

The Standin’ on a Corner Park on Route 66 in Winslow, Ariz., is marking its 10th year, reports Cronkite News Service. Winslow was forever put on the map by two verses (“Well I was standin’ on a corner in Winslow,…

Slow down, folks

The Mojave Daily News, based in Bullhead City, Ariz., reports that four motorcycle accidents with injuries were reported on the road to the Route 66 town of Oatman, Ariz., on Friday during the Laughlin River Run. The roads to Oatman…

“Route 66″ in space

Someone has posted orchestra leader Billy Vaughn and his Orchestra’s version of “Route 66″ from the 1960s TV show by the same name. That’s the instrumental originally composed by Nelson Riddle, not the more-famous song written by Bobby Troup. I…

Why’d they name it that?

The Daily Oklahoman has a list of bridges, roads, buildings and other things that were named after prominent Sooners. Here’s the ones that are relevant to Route 66: Interstate-40 Business — “Roger Miller Memorial Highway” — 1994: Between State Highway…

Like coffee with chocolate

Longtime readers probably remember the opening of Marcia Wilson’s Route 66 Fudge Shop in Cuba, Mo. This was a store that sold a line of candy bars to help maintain the town’s famous murals. There’s good news and bad news…

‘A highway for vagabonds’

The Windsor (Ont.) Star has an interesting feature about photographer Sandi Wheaton, whose black-and-white photos of Route 66 in California’s Mojave Desert will be on display beginning May 2 at Deborah Friesen Architect’s studio in Toronto. Wheaton’s interest was piqued…

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