Route 66 News

Boots Motel volunteer day set to mark Route 66’s birthday

NOTE: The date of the work day has been changed from Friday, Nov. 11, to Saturday, Nov. 12, in an effort to gain more participation. The new owners of the Boots Motel in Carthage, Mo., have set Saturday, Nov. 12,…

A lulu of a loo

Emily Priddy, aka Red Fork Hippie, is repainting a bathroom using scenes from Route 66 at the Brews & Bytes coffeehouse in downtown Sapulpa, Okla. The Sapulpa Daily Herald published a story about her ongoing project today: She told the…

A closer look at Amboy

This sprawling video by Carlos Garcia Aceves is about the Route 66 town of Amboy, Calif.; Juan Pollo restaurant chain proprietor and Amboy owner Albert Okura, and the Roy’s sign in Amboy. Good nuggets about the history of Amboy are…

Book review: “Route 66 Sightings”

The first time I leafed through the new photography book “Route 66 Sightings,” I encountered one large image that stopped me in my tracks: It was Dawn Welch, owner of the Rock Cafe of Stroud, Okla., standing amid the ruins…

A tour of the Campbell Hotel

Recently, the owners of the Campbell Hotel along Route 66 in Tulsa offered me and Emily (aka Redforkhippie) a tour of the historic building. Last week, we took them up on their offer. We had toured the hotel in May…

Santa Fe motel will be converted into low-income housing

The historic Stage Coach Motor Inn along Cerrillos Road (aka Route 66) in Santa Fe, N.M., soon will be converted into a lower-income housing complex, according to the Albuquerque Journal. The Housing Trust of Santa Fe will begin renovating the…

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