Today, several of those clips were posted on the Internet. First is Ernie Edwards, longtime owner of the Pig Hip Restaurant in Broadwell, Ill.:
Nick Adam, longtime owner of the Ariston Cafe in Litchfield, Ill.:
Phil Becker of the Ambler-Becker Texaco Station in Dwight, Ill.:
Bill Shea of the Route 66 Gas Station Museum in Springfield, Ill.:
Jim Jones of the Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame & Museum in Pontiac:
Betty Estes, also of the Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame & Museum.
I’m glad this is being done. In its own way, it’s preserving a slice of history of the Mother Road.
UPDATE: Pounds Media took the videos to private mode shortly after I posted them. According a direct message from its Twitter account, the company didn’t mean to make them public, and wanted their clients to review the videos first. The videos were public on the Internet for about 10 hours.