Route 66 News

A burger place to watch (and taste)

This part of a profile from the Arizona Daily Sun about the Mama Burger restaurant on Route 66 in Flagstaff, Ariz., got my attention: “I think it reminds them of a burger either they would make at home for themselves…

Notes from the road

The neon sign of the historic Tower Theater in Oklahoma City will be relighted during a ceremony Friday evening. The theater, at 425 NW 23rd St. in Oklahoma City, will see its restored neon blazing away again at 6:30 p.m.…

The way of Waldmire

A YouTube poster by the name of “dguerraphoto” just uploaded this moving short film about Route 66 artist Bob Waldmire, when he was dying of abdominal cancer in November. I commend it to your attention: I’ll post more information about…

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…

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:…

“Somewhere in New Mexico”

I find more interesting and meaningful layers in this song by Jill Sobule every time I hear it. Like this:Like Loading…

At the drive-in

Here’s a collection of intermission advertisements that you often saw in drive-in movie theaters of the 1960s. Like this:Like Loading…

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