Route 66 News

Manning’s Coffee sign project will receive state preservation award

The project to restore the Manning’s Coffee Store sign in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles will be among a dozen or so honored by the California Office of Historic Preservation, according to an email from Future Studio. Several officials from…

Cadillac Ranch patriarch faces serious charges in lawsuit

Stanley Marsh 3, owner of the Cadillac Ranch landmark near Route 66 near Amarillo, Texas, may face ugly days in a courtroom. We’ll excerpt a couple of parts of the Amarillo Globe-News story, filed late Thursday: An Amarillo woman has…

Marshfield chamber moving into reopened RV park

New owners reopened RV Express park in Marshfield, Mo., after it was closed for about two years. And, soon, the park will have a notable new tenant — the city’s chamber of commerce, reported the Marshfield Mail newspaper. RV Express…

Route 66, circa 1988

This remarkable 26-minute documentary, “Route 66, The Main Street of America,” from 1988 offers glimpses of the Mother Road from nearly a quarter-century ago. It’s dubbed in Dutch, but don’t let that stop you from watching. The interviewees all speak…

Building a better beast

In July, Sweet Pea, an 8-foot-tall mummy-like mascot that stood in front of the Cigars & Stripes restaurant and lounge for years on Route 66 in Berwyn, Ill., was spirited away. This brief clip shows what ol’ Sweet Pea looked…

Other half of East Meets West statue arrives

The other half (or practically speaking, two-thirds) of the massive “East Meets West” statue arrived Thursday at Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza near the Route 66 intersection of Southwest Boulevard and 12th Street in Tulsa. One part of the bronze that…

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