Route 66 News

Christmas windows in Tucumcari

On Saturday night, the 2011 Christmas Village Display will debut at 808 E. Route 66 Blvd. in Tucumcari, N.M. The display, across the street from the historic Blue Swallow Motel, will feature Lionel toy trains and Rose Kaye’s extensive collection…

Church expansion takes on a Route 66 theme

The Wildwood Community Church in Norman, Okla., recently built an addition that includes a Route 66 theme, according to an article in the Norman Transcript. According to the newspaper: The general idea of the expansion centers around a Route 66…

Site approved for Route 66 museum in Litchfield

Organizers for a Route 66 museum in Litchfield, Ill., have approved a site and building design, and plan on starting construction in the spring, reports The Journal-News in nearby Hillsboro. According to the newspaper: The 4,600 square foot building will…

World’s Largest Catsup Bottle rolls out new holiday ornament

The folks at the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle in Collinsville, Ill., have announced the creation of a new ornament for Christmas and other Yuletide holidays, featuring that distinctive water tower. According to the news release: Each red, white, and blue…

El Rey Inn marks 75th year

The historic El Rey Inn in Santa Fe, N.M., is marking its 75th year along Cerrillos Road (aka Route 66), according to an article in the Albuquerque Journal. Terrell White has owned El Rey since 1973.¬†Amazingly, it’s reportedly not known…

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