Route 66 News

Final auction of Roy Rogers Museum items is next week

The final items of memorabilia of the now-closed Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Museum will be auctioned April 9 in New Braunfels, Texas, according to a press release today. Roy Rogers, the long-acknowledged king of the Hollywood cowboys, and his…

From the trail of “End of the Trail”

Dan Rice of 66 to Cali on the Santa Monica Pier is traveling down Route 66 to the Midwest to promote his new book, “End of the Trail.” Here’s his interview yesterday with host Pat Campbell on KFAQ-AM in Tulsa.…

California 66 museum volunteers nominated as “most inspiring”

Two volunteers at the California Route 66 Museum in Victorville, Calif., have been nominated as the 2011 Most Inspiring Women by the city’s Daily Press newspaper. Charlotte “Chick” Kirk and Betty Halbe were nominated together, and apparently are such a…

Route 66 documentary to debut next month

Photojournalist Joe Frederick of Frederick Media spent much of last summer checking out businesses and its people along Route 66. That trip will culminate in the documentary film, “Life Along the Forgotten Highway,” next month. Frederick recently appeared on a…

Uncle Sam helps continue cleanup of abandoned gas stations

An Arizona program that cleaned up underground gasoline storage tanks at abandoned gas stations along Route 66 might have ended because of state budget cuts. But the program is continuing because of federal stimulus funds, reported the AzJournal.com based in…

Bob Waldmire’s old car acquired by Henry’s Rabbit Ranch

Rich Henry, owner of Henry’s Rabbit Ranch on Route 66 in Staunton, Ill., recently acquired a 1967 Volkswagen station wagon once used by Route 66 artist Bob Waldmire, who died of cancer in December 2009. Henry says the car will…

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