Route 66 News

Going through The Mill

The Lincoln Daily News has posted a few photos from the 80th-anniversary celebration of The Mill in Lincoln, Ill. The re-enactors of old characters at the mostly restored Route 66 restaurant are a hoot. I didn’t know the place had…

Historic status sought for Lamplighter property

A portion of the Inn of the Lamplighter, a longtime social gathering spot and an oasis for Route 66 travelers in Springfield, Ill., is going to be nominated as a historic landmark, reports the Springfield Journal-Register. This week a group…

Roadie opening art gallery in Amarillo

Longtime Texas Route 66 enthusiast Bob “Crocodile” Lile is holding a grand opening of his new Lile Art Gallery in Amarillo on Aug. 7. The event is being held in conjunction with the First Friday Art Walk. Lile Art Gallery…

Tulsa restaurant refurbishing neon sign

Tulsa roadie Brad Nickson dropped me an e-mail about El Rancho Grande, the longest-surviving restaurant on 11th Street, aka Route 66, in Tulsa. Nickson said the owner is giving a face-lift to its distinctive and vintage neon sign. The neon…

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