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Driving Route 66 and hunting for UFOs

A film crew from Europe is coming this weekend to Needles, Calif., to do a story about Route 66 and a UFO crash that occurred in 2008, according to the Mohave Daily News. The crew will mainly be there to…

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Trying TV coverage to boost a bridge rehab

The Pulaski County Daily and Waynesville Daily Guide published stories within days of each other about Pulaski County’s ongoing efforts to repair the decaying┬áDevil’s Elbow Bridge in the Route 66 hamlet of Devil’s Elbow, Mo. The gist of it is:…

New Route 66 Malt Shop holds soft opening on weekend

Kelly Vickers at the Duke City Fix collective blog posted some photos from the Route 66 Days and Nights street festival in the Nob Hill district of Albuquerque this weekend. One of the interesting items is that the Route 66…

Hello from Venezuela

Here’s a version of “Route 66” by Biella Da Costa, one of Venezuela’s most popular jazz singers. But it’s her band that does a lot of the heavy lifting here:

“Alien outhouses” in Flagstaff saved from scrapyard

Remember the “Solar Calendar” art piece, also called “alien outhouses” by locals, at Route 66 and Postal Boulevard in Flagstaff, Ariz.? The city had dismantled the 12 illuminated pillars after they were deemed a safety hazard after two motorists struck…

Bye bye, bridge

The 81-year-old Pacific Electric Railway bridge that goes over Foothill Boulevard (aka Route 66) in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., will be dismantled starting Sunday, reported the Contra Costa Times. Two cranes will remove the bridge and place it on the north…

Endurance athlete suffers serious injury on Route 66

James Cracknell, the British Olympic gold-medalist who was attempting to traverse the United States by bicycle and running in a mere 18 days, suffered a fractured skull Tuesday on Route 66 when he was hit by a truck in Arizona,…

Sweet addition to the Pier

Soda Jerks, an old-time soda fountain, opened less than two weeks ago on the historic Santa Monica Pier, according to L.A. Weekly. Because setting up a real soda fountain — the kind with historically accurate egg creams; 18 flavors of…

Notes from the road

It wasn’t a pleasant afternoon or evening in the St. Louis region for Route 66 travelers — or for any travelers, for that matter. Two to four inches of rain fell in a short time Wednesday afternoon, causing flash flooding…

La Posada will redevelop east grounds

A new project is being planned for the east grounds of the already-impressive La Posada hotel on Route 66 in Winslow, Ariz. According to an entry today on the hotel’s Facebook page: For the last few months Allan Affeldt and…

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