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Round Barn marks 20th year of restoration in April

The historic Round Barn in Arcadia, Okla., will mark the 20th anniversary of its restoration on April 14 with a celebration, reported The Oklahoman newspaper. Apparently details is still being worked out. But live music is certain, as the second…

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A rare treat

Rich Dinkela, fresh off his prize money of free gasoline for a year from Phillips 66, found a way to get to the long-abandoned Painted Desert Trading Post, on an old and forlorn stretch of Route 66 in eastern Arizona.…

Old Tulsa service station may become a coffee shop

The George Tune auto shop complex at 2446 E. 11th St. (aka Route 66) in Tulsa, which includes a 1928 cottage-style service station building, was recently purchased by a Tulsa physician who plans to convert it into a coffee shop.…

Scottish musicians will tour Route 66 in April

An all-star group of Scottish-style muscians will embark on a Route 66 tour in early April, including several performances. The tour is called Pipes & Sticks on Route 66. According to the news release: Dubbed “Pipes & Sticks on Route…

Updates on Cars Land

A number of updates came over in recent days about Cars Land being built at Disney’s California Adventure. Cars Land takes its inspiration from the fictional Route 66 town of Radiator Springs seen in the Disney-Pixar films “Cars” and “Cars…

Missouri Hick BBQ comes through the fire

The Missouri Hick Bar-B-Que in Cuba, Mo., suffered a fire that closed it for weeks last summer. The Cuba Free Press today detailed about how the Route 66 restaurant came through its misfortune better than ever. Owner Dennis Meiser said…

Group checks Keystone pipeline’s impact on Route 66

The proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline that’s supposed to eventually snake through America’s mid-section has been cussed and discussed by lawmakers and the media in recent months. Here’s a twist to the discussion — theĀ Oklahoma Archeological Survey conducted a survey…

Logan County tourism director a busy man

Geoff Ladd, director of tourism in Logan County, Ill., seems to be a very busy — and successful — man at his job. This story today from LincolnDailyNews.com details all the things he’s got going regarding Route 66, such as:…

Route 66 Station wants fees waived

A Tulsa city councilor is seeking a permanent waiver on inspection and permit fees regarding projects at the Route 66 Station Village in west Tulsa, reported the Tulsa World. The councilor, Jeannie Cue, is leading the effort: “This project, which…

New owners pledge to improve Highlander Motel

The historic Highlander Motel in Williams, Ariz., has been acquired by a Belgian couple, and they vow to restore and improve the Route 66 motel. The Highlander, built in 1950, was purchased in March 2011 by the husband-and-wife teamĀ Alan Aernoudt…

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