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Take a ride

Here’s a brief motorcycle cruise on the old Ozark Trail alignment of Route 66 west of Sapulpa, Okla. It dates to 1926. Using this map, you can explore it yourself. About these ads

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Pacific Electric overpass approaches the finish line

Longtime roadie Delvin Harbour sent these photos of the Pacific Electric Trail overpass that goes over Foothill Boulevard (aka Route 66) in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. As you might expect, the new overpass has a Route 66 theme, and puts all…

Microbrewery coming to Staunton

The East Wind Brewing Co. is establishing a microbrewery on Route 66 in Staunton, Ill., reported the Riverfront Times in St. Louis. The newspaper talked to owners Eric and Keva Lee. A few excerpts from the article: We will be…

Boot Hill owner will be on “Today” show tomorrow

Rory Schepisi, owner of the Boot Hill Saloon & Grill along Route 66 in Vega, Texas, will appear on NBC’s “Today” show on Thursday, reported Go Rare, a blog by the Certified Angus Beef brand. Schepisi is no stranger to television,…

“Angel of the Mother Road”

In case you’re wondering, this song by Steve Haggerty & The Wanted does indeed refer to Angel Delgadillo, the Guardian Angel of Route 66. Angel recently turned 85 years old. Haggerty and his Southern rock band are based in Germany.…

TV crews from Britain, Korea visit Rock Cafe

It’s unusual enough for a foreign television crew to show up at the Rock Cafe. However, it’s especially unusual for two foreign television crews to appear at the historic Route 66 landmark in Stroud, Okla. And it happened on Tuesday…

A tour of the original McDonald’s

Here’s another recent episode of “Inland Empire Explorer,” where the host gets a tour of the original McDonald’s restaurant, now a McDonald’s memorabilia museum on Route 66 in San Bernardino, Calif. The owner, Albert Okura, also owns the Juan Pollo…

Five guys and a goat walking Route 66 to end Cubs Curse

Five three fellows from Arizona and a young goat are walking 1,900 miles on Route 66 to Chicago to end the fabled Billy Goat Curse on the Chicago Cubs baseball team. Fox23 in Tulsa caught up with them to file…

Book review: “Arizona Kicks on Route 66”

“Arizona Kicks on Route 66” isn’t strictly a gorgeous photo book. Nor is it strictly a guide to the historic’s highway’s attractions in Arizona. Nor is it a collection of stories about Route 66’s past and present in that state.…

Behind the scenes at Keepers of the Wild

HDNet recently aired this 28-minute episode that shows what goes on at Keepers of the Wild, a nonprofit exotic animal sanctuary on Route 66 north of Kingman, Ariz.

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