Route 66 News

Santa Rosa fiscal crisis likely will impact its bid for museum

The City of Santa Rosa, N.M., faces a financial “catastrophe” after the state suddenly withheld $160,000 in gross receipts taxes in June, with an extra $240,000 reportedly withheld in the coming weeks, reported the  current print edition of the Guadalupe…

New reality series takes a Route 66 road trip

Jeff Schroeder and Jordan Lloyd, who starred in the reality series “The Amazing Race” and “Big Brother,” are starring in a new CBS.com web-only series, “Jeff & Jordan Do America,” where they drive Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles…

Wigwam Motel featured on Route 66 Rendezvous T-shirt

The historic Wigwam Motel is featured on the official T-shirt of the annual Route 66 Rendezvous in San Bernardino, Calif., scheduled for Sept. 13-16, reported the Contra Costa Times. The T-shirt was unveiled Thursday. Kumar Patel provided this photo of the…

The story behind Ambler-Becker Texaco

Here’s the latest of the Route 66 Stories video series for Illinois. This one’s an interview with Phil Becker, longtime operator of the Ambler-Becker Texaco station in Dwight. The station no longer operates as a gas station, but has been…

Mitla Cafe marking 75th anniversary

The historic Mitla Cafe in San Bernardino, Calif., is marking its 75th anniversary with a blues and jazz concert Saturday and another celebration in September, reported The Press-Enterprise newspaper. The key to its longevity has been the family atmosphere and…

Joliet theater expanding its tour hours

In response to demand from Route 66 tourists and other visitors, the historic Rialto Square Theater in Joliet, Ill., is greatly expanding its hours for tour groups, reported the Naperville Sun. The newspaper said the theater would expand its tour hours…

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