Route 66 News

Dawn Welch starts a new blog

Dawn Welch, owner of the Rock Cafe in Stroud, Okla., has launched a new blog — mostly to publicize her upcoming cookbook, “Dollars to Donuts.” But the site also contains recipes, cooking tips and a video that I commend to…

Jeanne Tripplehorn’s guide to Route 66

Travel + Leisure magazine recently published a one-page story about Tulsa native Jeanne Tripplehorn and her trip a few months ago on Route 66 with her son. Tripplehorn, who currently stars in the HBO series “Big Love,” recently became a…

Haunted prison

Dave Hoekstra, a columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times and a longtime roadie, paid a visit to the Stateville Haunted Prison, which is across Route 66 from the real Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill, Ill. Stateville Haunted Prison, which is…

Art display along Route 66 scrapped

Several illuminated pillars along Route 66 in Flagstaff, Ariz., will be kept in storage indefinitely after a car accident and other problems with the art display cropped up in recent weeks, reported the Arizona Republic. Titled “Solar Calendar” and designed…

Times Beach Bridge to be closed permanently

The Missouri Department of Transportation will permanently close the Old Route 66 Bridge in Route 66 State Park on Thursday, according to a news release. An annual inspection showed the bridge can no longer support traffic. The bridge links the…

Site touts historical spots in New Mexico

StoppingPoints.com, an online guide to historical places in the United States, recently added New Mexico to its database, according to a news release. The New Mexico StoppingPoints guide displays and pinpoints nearly 1,200 markers within the state, including properties in…

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