Route 66 News

Business owner in Seligman reported missing

Rick Gaffney, owner of the J & R Mini Mart Cafe along Route 66 in Seligman, Ariz., has been reported missing since June 19 when he failed to meet a friend that day in Flagstaff, reported the Arizona Republic and…

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…

66 Motel sign in Needles relit

The historic neon sign of the 66 Motel in Needles, Calif., was relit Saturday night by Ed Klein of Route 66 World. The City of Needles also will fix a problem with a transformer and bulbs in the “66” part…

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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