Route 66 News

Route 66 sites again make Preservation Oklahoma’s endangered list

For the second consecutive year, Preservation Oklahoma has placed Route 66 sites on its 2010 list of the most-endangered historic sites. From the group’s Web site: Across the state, and even the country, buildings, bridges and other structures, and even…

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Renovation reveals a ghost

Renovations on an old building in downtown Pontiac, Ill., for the soon-to-open International Walldog Mural and Sign Art Museum revealed a long-forgotten wall sign, or “ghost sign,” as they’re frequently called. A news release from Pontiac Tourism tells the story:…

Albuquerque touts Route 66 for ultra high-speed broadband

Albuquerque is making a strong pitch to be one of Google’s test markets for ultra high-speed broadband, and the Duke City is citing Route 66 in its efforts, according to the New Mexico Business Weekly. Google promises the networks will…

Fire destroys St. Louis riverboat

The Lt. Robert E. Lee riverboat, a fixture as a floating restaurant on the St. Louis riverfront for decades, was destroyed by fire Sunday afternoon, reported the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. First-arriving fire crews found the vessel engulfed in flames. They…

Record number of runners at L.A. Marathon

A Kenyan who was running only her second marathon won the women’s division overall and earned a $100,000 bonus for being the first to cross the finish line Sunday during the 25th annual L.A. Marathon. The 26.2-mile race charted its…

“There Is No Arizona”

Actually, there is an Arizona. But a sad tale in this Jamie O’Neal song explains the title.

Honest, it’s the biggest

The gigantic covered wagon in front of the Best Western Lincoln Inn in Lincoln, Ill., that features an equally large figure of Abraham Lincoln in the driver’s seat was certified by the Guinness Book of World Records, said Geoff Ladd…

Grocery in Needles will remain open

The endangered Bashas’ store, the only remaining grocery still operating in the Route 66 town of Needles, Calif., will remain open for the foreseeable future, reported the Needles Desert Star this week. The Bashas’ chain had filed for bankruptcy months…

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