Route 66 News

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…

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…

Part of Route 66 in California designated a scenic route

Route 66 from Oro Grande, Calif., to the Arizona state line near Needles was designated a scenic route by the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, according to a report today by The Sun Runner magazine. The county made the…

Cubs fans and their goat only days from Chicago

The group of five Cubs fans and their pet goat Wrigley are less than a week from strolling into Chicago after a 1,900-mile trek from Arizona, according to the Bloomington Pantagraph. The newspaper’s photographer caught up with them Monday south…

Motel 6 wants “correspondents” for a Route 66 trip

This seems to be a glass half-full, glass half-empty situation. The Motel 6 chain is looking for “Open Road Correspondents” this summer to journey down several classic highways, including Route 66 from Amarillo, Texas, to Santa Monica, Calif. The catch…

Admiral Twin Drive-In vandalized

The Admiral Twin Drive-In, a landmark theater in Tulsa that’s still being rebuilt after a devastating fire in September 2010, suffered vandalism to its ticket booth and new concession stand on Saturday, reported KOTV in Tulsa. Almost every ceiling light…

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