Route 66 News

TV show about Route 66 airs tomorrow

“Access Rewind,” a television show which focuses on people and attractions in the Inland Empire of Southern California, is airing a one-hour Route 66 special tomorrow. Here’s a sneak peek: The Facebook page of “Access Rewind” is here. The show…

Circus elephants help with Joplin cleanup

No, we’re not making this up. Here’s a video by CBS News. I’ve seen no news story about this yet, but here’s a description of the video: Instead of taking the day off, circus performers and their trained elephants decided…

Joplin tornado, continued

The Joplin Globe newspaper, as usual, provided more excellent coverage of the deadly tornado, including a visit Sunday by President Obama and reactions from locals to the memorial ceremony later that afternoon. This video contains the speeches by both Gov.…

Route 66 motel in Flagstaff played role in creation of Code Talkers

El Pueblo Motel, which sits on Route 66 in Flagstaff, Ariz., played a critical role in the creation of Navajo Code Talkers for use of military communication during World War II, according to an article today in the Arizona Daily…

Historic Monrovia hotel embroiled in dispute

The historic Aztec Hotel along Route 66 in Monrovia, Calif., apparently no longer faces foreclosure, but its future remains up in the air, according to a well-sourced story by the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. The Monrovia Patch reported earlier this…

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