Route 66 News

Mitchell Caverns vandalized after state closes it

Mitchell Caverns, part of the Providence Mountains State Recreation Area in Southern California’s Mojave Desert, was extensively vandalized after it was closed last spring due to state budget cuts, reported the Los Angeles Times. The Times reported: Intruders cut fences, kicked…

“Yamashita Tomohisa Route 66,” Episode 7

Here’s the seventh episode of Japanese television’s “Yamashita Tomohisa Route 66,” which chronicles the singer and actor’s trip down the Mother Road last fall. This installment takes him from Amarillo to Gallup, N.M. It looks like a side trip to Monument Valley is…

Route 66 photo exhibit soon will open in Pasadena

Photographer Rick Yenofsky of Arcadia, Calif., will display images of the Mother Road in Southern California with “Getting There – Old Places on Route 66, Planes, Trains, Ships & Automobiles: Modern and Historic” at Colonnade Art Gallery and Studio in Pasadena. The…

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…

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…

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