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Illinois Route 66 booster Bunny Sies dies

Bunny Sies, a booster of Route 66 who lived in Litchfield, Ill., died earlier this month at a hospital in Springfield. She was 46. Rich Henry of Henry’s Rabbit Ranch in nearby Staunton, Ill., passed along word of Sies’ death…

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“Man vs. Food” hits Amarillo

Adam Richman, host of the “Man vs. Food” program on the Travel Channel, talks about his experiences at the Coyote Bluff Cafe on old Route 66 in Amarillo, Texas, in this video blog. Richman tried the green chile stew (common…

Fire damages Grants theater

A malfunctioning popcorn machine is believed to be the cause of a fire that damaged the historic West Theatre in on Route 66 downtown Grants, N.M., on Friday, reported the Albuquerque Journal. Owner Roy McDowell, who also owns the city’s…

Cycling group will map out Mother Road route

The Adventure Cycling Association said it would begin tracing a Chicago-to-Los Angeles route for cyclists to follow as much of historic Route 66 as possible, according to a news release today. From the release: “Route 66 was the overwhelming favorite…

Streetcar Diner’s new home

  I received this e-mail today from Route 66 preservationist John Weiss: The Streetcar Diner that was behind the Riviera has been moved onto its new space on the grounds of the two-cell jail in downtown Gardner. Before the move it…

A look inside Keepers of the Wild

Take a look at a good video by AAA Highroads magazine about the animals inside Keepers of the Wild animal sanctuary, on Route 66 north of Kingman, Ariz. The park contains more than 175 exotic animals, many of which would…

9,000 runners participate in Route 66 Marathon

More than 9,000 runners participated Sunday in Tulsa’s annual Route 66 Marathon. In addition to the regulation 26.2-mile course through downtown, riverside, midtown and west Tulsa, the event also consisted of a marathon relay, half-marathon, a five-kilometer race, and a one-mile…

San Bern restaurant once served the stars

Here’s a long-closed restaurant that even the oldest Route 66 enthusiasts would be hard-pressed to remember. Mother Massetti’s Inn at 1396 W. Fifth St. (aka Route 66) in San Bernardino, Calif., became a way for an Italian immigrant widow to…

Acts with conviction

Here’s another entry for “Route 66: A Road Trip through the Bible.” This one focuses on the Book of Acts.

The year in review at one little corner of the Mother Road

The good folks at the Historic Seligman Sundries coffee bar in Seligman, Ariz., put together a compilation of highlights from the past year.

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