Route 66 News

Nob Hill Motel being converted into an office complex

The historic Nob Hill Motel on Route 66 in Albuquerque is being converted into an office complex, but its neon sign and distinctive appearance will remain intact. The complex likely will be called the Nob Hill Court; the “Court” was…

Route 66 Pulse issue will include survey

The next issue of the Route 66 Pulse newspaper will include a survey and self-addressed stamped envelope. Researchers at Rutgers University are conducting a study on the people who travel the Mother Road. I’ll let Jim Conkle, who is leading…

A road trip on Ruth

Here’s a new chapter of “Route 66: A Road Trip through the Bible.” This week’s episode comes from the book of Ruth. Every household should have hired help such as Ruth — especially with her miracle vacuum cleaner.

Bringing up the rear

Here’s a story by OETA about volunteers working to restore a 1951 caboose. The caboose eventually will be placed next to a vintage Frisco steam train at the Heritage Park-Route 66 Station in southwest Tulsa.

Rock Cafe returns to full service

The media was out in full force Friday for the Rock Cafe‘s first day of full food service since a fire nearly destroyed the historic Route 66 restaurant in Stroud, Okla., a year ago. Here’s a story by KOTV in…

Old Joplin golf course gets a face-lift

Schifferdecker Municipal Golf Course of Joplin, Mo., which is right off the Mother Road and even predates the highway, recently underwent extensive renovations, reported the Joplin Globe. Mayor Gary Shaw said the course is known as a historic one because…

Albuquerque motel demolished

The Economy Inn in Albuquerque, formerly the Trade Winds Motel, was torn down Friday after becoming a chronic nuisance, reported KOB-TV. The station reported that the old Route 66 motel was a “a haven for drug dealers, prostitutes and other…

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