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Route 66 museum likely will be in Tucumcari Convention Center

The City Commission of Tucumcari, N.M., on Thursday approved the use of the Tucumcari Convention Center as the future home of the New Mexico Route 66 Museum, according to an email from Richard Talley, owner of the Motel Safari in…

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Music straight from the barn

I bet you didn’t know the historic Round Barn of Arcadia, Okla., hosts bluegrass music from noon to 6 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month. If you’re there, you might hear music by the likes of Burlap Tuxedo.…

Interstate project will restore portion of Route 66

An upcoming project to revamp a busy interchange of Interstate 15 and Interstate 215 in the San Bernardino, Calif., area will restore a long-closed portion of Route 66, reported the Highland Community News. The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors…

“Hotel California” takes some inspiration from the Mother Road

It seems obvious when you think about it, but one of The Eagles‘ biggest hit singles, “Hotel California,” took part of its inspiration from the band members’ westward journeys on Route 66. That’s according to one of the band’s previous…

New sign is up at Lile Art Gallery

Longtime Route 66 enthusiast Bob “Crocodile” Lile had the sign on his Lile Art Gallery painted on his building in recent days, culminating the move of his business from Sunset Art Galleries to Amarillo’s Historic San Jacinto District, aka Route…

Foreclosure sale coming for OKC’s Gold Dome

The historic Gold Dome building, a former bank, along Route 66 in Oklahoma City will be auctioned in a foreclosure sale on Sept. 13, reported The Oklahoman newspaper. The gleaming geodesic dome was built in 1958 as a  Citizen’s Bank, at…

Flow of donations ensures a Rendezvous

A “very encouraging” response to a plea for donations has essentially ensured there will be a Route 66 Rendezvous in downtown San Bernardino, Calif., next month, reported the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin today. “There’s no doubt we are going to have…

Groundbreaking is tomorrow for rebuilding Santo Domingo Trading Post

At 10 a.m. Tuesday, Santo Domingo Pueblo in New Mexico will hold a long-awaited groundbreaking ceremony to restore the historic Santo Domingo Trading Post, heavily damaged in a fire more than a decade ago. According to a news release from…

A visit to Ted Drewes Frozen Custard

There’s no shortage of videos about Ted Drewes Frozen Custard, an honest-to-goodness landmark in St. Louis and Route 66 for about 80 years. But this one, produced by All About Business, is the best I’ve seen. It delves into the…

Springfield may have erroneously marked Route 66

A researcher says a 1926-30 alignment of Route 66 in Springfield, Ill., is erroneously marked in part of the city, according to a recent article in the Illinois Times. Carl Johnson, a land surveyor who’s written several articles in the…

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