Route 66 News

New Rancho freeway signs point to Route 66

Interstate 15 in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., this week received new signs — in both directions — that direct motorists to  Foothill Boulevard, aka historic Route 66. According to the Daily Breeze in Torrance, Calif: “It’s my intent to again let the…

New song from The Road Crew

The Road Crew, which has released an entire album of Route 66-related music and has performed at several Mother Road events, has recorded a new tune specially for the upcoming The Birthplace of Route 66 Festival in Springfield, Mo. “The…

Historical truck group taking a caravan down Route 66

Here’s something a little unusual. The American Truck Historical Society is organizing its first Historic Highway Convoy, with a trip down Route 66 in September. These are big semi trucks, not pickup trucks, at the event. The society has a photo…

Route 66 bolsters Illinois recovery in tourism

The state of Illinois announced that tourism returned to pre-recession levels in 2011, with Route 66 helping drive that recovery, reported the Chicago Tribune. The state reported hosting more than 93.3 million visitors, up 10.2 percent from 2010 and surpassing…

Private prison operator is likely source of Santa Rosa’s tax rebate

Documents obtained by the Guadalupe County Communicator indicate a private prison operator is the likely source of the gross receipts tax rebate that has put the City of Santa Rosa, N.M., in a fiscal crisis. The GEO Group is the…

Several Missouri Route 66 oral histories placed online

Missouri State University has placed online several interview transcripts and photos from the Route 66 Oral History Project, conducted by members of the Route 66 Association of Missouri. Conducted in 2005-06, the interview subjects were: Robert Boots, whose parents owned…

Event will honor Ernie Edwards and his Pig Hip

A free cookout and other activities are set for Ernie and Fran Edwards Route 66 International Appreciation Day from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Pig Hip restaurant site in Broadwell, Ill., according to a news release from…

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