Route 66 News

Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum holds soft opening

The Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum on old Route 66 in Warwick, Okla. (west of Chandler) held what amounted to a “soft opening” on Sunday afternoon. The museum opens officially on Monday. Seaba Station was built by John and Alice Seaba…

Interesting data from the Clinton museum

The Daily Oklahoman today posted an article about a report from the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton. The museum and curator Pat Smith provided fascinating data I’d never seen before: The museum greeted 33,000 visitors last year, a record.…

The end … and the beginning

Today, 25 years ago, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials officially decertified U.S. 66 as a federal highway. In essence, U.S. 66 ceased to exist. Although few would have thought so at the time, decertification became a…

Good news, bad news from Vietnam Wall caravan

First, the good news. There appeared to be a good turnout Saturday morning for the Operation Oklahoma motorcycle rally that was slated to go on old Route 66 from Tulsa to Chandler, Okla., then on to Norman, Okla.┬áHundreds of motorcyclists…

New hotel in a historic site will open this fall

The Hotel Parq Central will open on the site of the historic Memorial Hospital on Route 66 near downtown Albuquerque, according to a news release at Hotel Interactive. Memorial Hospital was built on 806 Central Ave. in 1926 — the…

Motorcyclists to escort Vietnam Memorial on Route 66

About 500 motorcyclists will be escorting a portable Vietnam War memorial on old Route 66 from Tulsa to Norman, Okla., on Saturday morning, according to the Tulsa World. The wall, a three-fourths-size replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall at Washington,…

Biofuels plant near Kingman appears kaput

After much brouhaha and controversy last year, it appears a proposed biofuels plant along Route 66 north of Kingman, Ariz., isn’t going to happen, according to the Kingman Daily Miner. [County] Supervisor Gary Watson said he was not surprised that…

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