Route 66 News

Opposition to museum tax proposal goes to Facebook

Less than a week ago, the city council of Joplin, Mo., voted to put a tax referendum on the April ballot to fund a move and expansion of the Joplin Museum Complex to Memorial Hall. Already, the opposition to the…

Motel living

Here’s a nice video of the sights and sounds of two Route 66 icons — the Wigwam Motel of Holbrook, Ariz., and the Blue Swallow Motel of Tucumcari, N.M.

Benld church will be converted to monastery

A 103-year-old Russian Orthodox Church on Route 66 in Benld, Ill., will be converted into a monastery — instead of being razed — because of declining attendance, reported the Springfield State Journal-Register. Mindful of Holy Dormition’s rich history, but acknowledging…

Tulsa district proposes rules to allow rooftop signs

Tulsa’s Blue Dome District, of which an older alignment of Route 66 goes through, wants a change in the city’s ordinances that would allow rooftop signs in the district’s restaurants and bars. Elliot Nelson, owner of McNellie’s Public House and…

A closer look at the Wigwams

The Press-Enterprise newspaper in the Los Angeles region posted a story about the origins of the famed Wigwam Motel on Route 66 in on the San Bernardino and Rialto line. What got overlooked in the story is that the motel…

A tour of Cross Ministries

Here’s a 10-year-old video of someone who visited each of the 10 stations of Jesus’ crucifixion at the Cross Ministries complex off Route 66 in Groom, Texas. The site is simply known as the Big Cross.

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