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…

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. Like this:Like Loading…

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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