Route 66 News

Where was this photo taken?

Today, I received this email from Lt. John Bayer of the U.S. Navy: I’m seeking help identifying where the attached family photo was taken.  This was photographed during a family road trip from Cleveland to CA in 1929.  Presumed to…

Website aims to help market Route 66 merchandise

Carolyn Hasenfratz, a website developer in the St. Louis region and a friend to Route 66 for at least a decade, has launched a Sell66Stuff.com site to help businesses market their products along Route 66. Here’s a video about the…

Daughter of Lucille Hamons dies

Cheryl Nowka, daughter of the late Lucille “Mother of the Mother Road” Hamons of Lucille’s in Hydro, Okla., died at age 63 over the weekend, according to an obituary in the Las Vegas Review-Journal. According to posts on the Route…

Book review: “Get Your Pics on Route 66”

Joe Sonderman has written at least four books through Arcadia Publishing using his massive collection of vintage postcards from Route 66. Alas, those books come in black-and-white, preventing readers from seeing the postcards’ vivid colors. That problem has been rectified…

Film review: “Cars 2”

“Cars 2,” the sequel to the 2006 Disney-Pixar animated film, turns out to be a different type of movie than its Route 66-inspired predecessor, but still an enjoyable one. I saw the earliest matinee today. To answer a question on…

“Where There’s a Road”

This video was made by a fan of Robbie Fulks, who wrote and recorded this tune. Listen close to the references to Joplin and Santa Fe:

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