Route 66 News

Lincoln Motel sign gets face-lift next weekend

Volunteers with the Oklahoma Route 66 Association will put a new coat of paint on the historic Lincoln Motel’s neon sign in Chandler, Okla., on Sept. 11-12, and you’re invited to join the effort. Repainting will begin from about 8…

A cell built for two

Mark and Sarah Owens of TravelShorts.com recently took a three-week trip on Route 66. Here’s a clip of an odd but fascinating attraction that gets frequently overlooked — the two-cell jailhouse that was built more than a century ago in…

Bicycle trail hits a roadblock

John Fritsche, a cycling enthusiast who’s been leading an effort to establish a 17-mile bicycle trail on an abandoned section of Route 66 between Staunton and Litchfield, Ill., said in a letter to the editor in┬áThe Journal-News in nearby Hillsboro…

66 Bowl auction delayed

The auction of the contents for the 66 Bowl in Oklahoma City scheduled for Tuesday has been delayed to Oct. 1, reported the Daily Oklahoman. Auctioneer Louis Dakil said people can go the bowling alley at 10 a.m. Tuesday as…

And they call the thing rodeo

Though I’ve lived in Oklahoma more than six years, for the first time I attended the annual Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo in Vinita. Will Rogers, who grew up near Vinita and attended college there, promised townsfolk in 1934 he would…

San Bernardino soon will open a Route 66 museum

A Route 66 museum soon will open in San Bernardino, Calif., with a sneak preview during the Route 66 Rendezvous classic-car festival next month, according to the San Bernardino County Sun. The museum, at Fifth Street near Mount Vernon Avenue…

It’s tree-mendous

Durelle Pritchard of Pontiac, Ill., owned a nuisance pine tree in his yard. Instead of simply cutting it all down, he had part of it carved into what looks like a gas-station pump as a memorial to Route 66 in…

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