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Nat King Cole revisits an old hit

Yes, it is Nat King Cole, and, yes, it is “(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66.” But there are subtle differences. I’ll let Nocaro, the person who posted this to YouTube, explain: The Nat King Cole Trio was the first…

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Topock Marina will be replaced this fall

The Topock Marina on Old Route 66 in Topock, Ariz., will be replaced with a $14 million, 102-room hotel, spa, nightclub, microbrewery, restaurant, and conference center starting this fall, owner Chet Hitt told the Mojave Daily News. Based on the new…

Arizona Route 66 passport locations

A few days ago, it was reported that a new Route 66 passport would be made available for travelers across Arizona. The passports won’t be available until May 27, but Route 66 advocate Sharlene Fouser gave me a list of…

Spirit of America and Route 66

Here’s a good video that stars a patriotically decked out 1967 Corvette Stingray and Angel “Guardian of Route 66” Delgadillo.

Mojave national park proposal hits potential snag

A proposal to create a Mojave Trails National Monument along the Route 66 corridor in the Southern California desert hit a snag because of a provision about the placement of solar-energy plants on public land, reported the Press-Enterprise. Sen. Diane…

Reports from the Route 66 Rally

The Route 66 Rally from Chicago to Los Angeles started yesterday, and a number of teams in the event have been filing reports from along the way. Team Scion posted a number of photos from its first day, including images…

Route 66 will be featured on “Today” show

Route 66 in New Mexico will be featured during a segment on NBC-TV’s “Today” show on Saturday, according to the New Mexico Business Weekly. According to the newspaper: Anchor Amy Robach made stops at the Turquoise Museum, Old Town, the 66…

“Samantha Brown” episode on Route 66 is tomorrow

Samantha Brown, who has her own show on the Travel Channel, filmed an episode on Route 66 in Arizona and New Mexico that will air at 10 p.m. Eastern and Pacific time on Thursday. According to a news release: On…

Williams will provide a Route 66 passport

The Main Street organization of Williams, Ariz., will provide special Route 66 passports for Mother Road travelers next week, according to the Williams-Grand Canyon News. Route 66 communities from throughout the state are featured in the special promotional tool, said…

And this would be bad … how?

Frank C. Girardot, editor of the Pasadena Star-News and senior metro editor for the San Gabriel Valley Newspaper Group, wrote this op-ed excerpt today: Historical preservationists are keeping a wary eye on Caltrans’ plans for the historic Pasadena Freeway. The…

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