Route 66 News

A trip through Cajon Pass

This speeded-up video by FreewayTitan shows Interstate 15 as it goes through Cajon Pass from San Bernardino to Hesperia in southern California.

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“Ten Second News”

This song from Son Volt, circa 1995, was inspired by the now-abandoned Route 66 town of Times Beach, Mo., and the flood and resulting dioxin contamination that killed it. The entire album, “Trace,” was inspired by a lot of road…

Impressive authors and artists list at Tucumcari festival

A few days ago, Kevin and Nancy Mueller at the Blue Swallow Motel asked me to check out the list of authors and artists slated to appear at the inaugural Wheels on 66 festival on June 7-9 in Tucumcari, N.M.…

Land of the Havasupai

This gorgeous video by Dan Carter shows the Havasupai reservation in the bottom of Arizona’s Grand Canyon. More about the Havasupai: Havasupai means “people of the blue green water”. Havasupais have dwelt in the Grand Canyon and the rest of…

“The Back of Your Hand”

Check out the very beginning of the background of this Dwight Yoakam video from about 10 years ago. Anyone know where this is? This is a very underrated song by Dwight, by the way.

Arizona’s Route 66 gets $700,000 grant to find problem gas stations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $700,000 grant to identify problematic abandoned gas stations along Route 66 in northern Arizona, reported KNAU, a public radio station. The grant will be used in Flagstaff, Winslow and Holbrook, as well…

“Route 66 for Kids” guidebook released on Kindle

“Route 66 for Kids,” a guidebook to the Mother Road for parents and their children, has been released in a Kindle e-book format through Amazon.com, in time for the start of tourism season. This edition was updated by author Emily…

Bridge detour in Carthage concerns Boots Motel owners

Next Wednesday, repair work begins on a bridge on the northeast side of Carthage, Mo. It will take virtually all summer on this project. The owners of the recently reopened Boots Motel and other businesses along the Route 66 corridor…

Dancing with the sun

A lot of striking images were seen during the solar eclipse a few days ago in the Southwest. However, this video for the Route 66 Powered Paragliding club in New Mexico beats ’em all. The video was produced by Barak…

Joplin — one year later

Today marks the first anniversary of the tornado that ravaged Joplin, Mo. The mile-wide twister killed 161 people, injured more than 1,000, and destroyed nearly 8,000 homes and businesses. It remains the worst tornado to hit the U.S. in 60…

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