Route 66 News

A hike into Amboy Crater

A few years ago, Emily (aka Redforkhippie) and I┬áhiked up Tucumcari Mountain in Tucumcari, N.M., to get up close and personal with one of Route 66’s most prominent landmarks. During a recent vacation, we took the same approach to Amboy…

Tourism center in Springfield, Mo., sports Route 66 theme

The city’s tourism center in downtown Springfield, Mo., will include a new Route 66 theme, reported KY3-TV in Springfield. The television station reported: The center at 815 St. Louis St. will sport window graphics reflecting the heyday of Route 66…

Nonprofit formed to relight Yukon sign

A nonprofit group has formed to raise money to eventually restore the lighting on the huge “Yukon’s Best Flour” sign on top of the Yukon Grain & Mill Co. building near Route 66 in Yukon, Okla., reports KOTV. Grady Cross,…

Book review: “Life on Route 66″

The wife-and-husband team of Claudia and Alan Heller bring enthusiasm and knowledge to their new book “Life on Route 66: Personal Accounts along the Mother Road to California” (History Press, 158 pages, paperback, e-book available). But it’s the people who…

Elkhart strives to keep its “quaint” look

The State Journal-Register in Springfield, Ill., published a story today about how a volunteer project in the small town of Elkhart, Ill., keeps the town looking more attractive to Route 66 tourists — many of which are from foreign countries.…

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