Route 66 News

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:

“Oklahoma Hills”

A lot of star power on this recording — Bruce Springsteen, Arlo Guthrie, and Joe Ely performing this song for a Woody Guthrie benefit.

Bank buys back Boots Motel … for now

Ron Hart of the Route 66 Chamber of Commerce emailed this report on the foreclosure auction today of the historic Boots Motel of Carthage, Mo. The Historic Boots Motel was auctioned on the Carthage Courthouse steps at 2 pm. This…

“The Long Cut”

Many roadies opt to take the long cut instead of a short cut in their travels. So this song by Uncle Tupelo seems appropriate:

Boots Motel to be auctioned within days

Ron Hart of the Route 66 Chamber of Commerce passed along this information to the Route 66 yahoogroup on Saturday about the Boots Motel in Carthage, Mo. The Boots Motel is being Auctioned-Off in a few days! According to Clarence…

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