Route 66 News

The Blue Whale’s magical mushrooms

I’ve visited the Blue Whale in Catoosa, Okla., literally dozens of times. But I’d never known about the existence of these things on the grounds until I saw this photo Saturday on the Blue Whale’s Twitter account: That’s Ron Edwards…

Help requested in re-creating Riviera Roadhouse

Willem Bor of the Netherlands plans to build a miniature of the historic Riviera Roadhouse, which was destroyed by fire in June 2010. Bor is planning on building the former Gardner, Ill., tavern to 1/50th scale. Here are samples of…

A history of bottle trees

I thought the dozens of bottle trees erected by Elmer Long along Route 66 in Oro Grande, Calif., were a one-of-a-kind. But apparently not, according to an article by Virginia Smith of the Philadelphia Inquirer: Bottle trees are a long-standing…

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