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Route 66 News

First episode of “American Giants”

Some months ago, Joel Baker promised he would produce a series of episodes about Muffler Men in America and post them to YouTube. The first episode, which runs about 15 minutes, was posted this week. You’ll see a couple of…

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Historic Williams lodge being converted into a winery

The old Wagon Wheel Lodge east of Williams, Ariz., on Route 66 is being transformed into the Wagon Wheel Winery by its new owners, reported the Grand Canyon News. More details from the newspaper about the 10-acre property at 7545…

Longtime Barney’s Beanery owner dies

Irwin Held, 87, who owned the Route 66 landmark restaurant Barney’s Beanery in West Hollywood, Calif., for nearly 30 years, died of a kidney ailment Monday in his Los Angeles home, reported the Los Angeles Times. To hear Held’s daughter  Linda…

Route 66 edition of “What Would You Do?” airs Friday

As we reported a few weeks back, ABC-TV shot segments for its reality / behavioral science show “What Would You Do?” in the Route 66 towns of Amarillo, Texas; Springfield, Mo.; and Weatherford, Okla. Today, ABC announced the scenarios that…

Man building miniature Route 66 of Legos

A man from Ozark, Mo., will re-create the length of Route 66 at the Ozark Empire Fair next month by using nothing by Lego pieces, reported the Springfield News-Leader. Kendall Yost owns more than 1 million Lego pieces, and has…

How Funks Grove maple sirup is made

This video by Pounds Media about Funks Grove Pure Maple Sirup in Funks Grove, Ill., is the best about the company we’ve seen. Funks Grove Pure Maple Sirup from Pounds Media on Vimeo. It makes you want to jump in…

“American Ride”

Take a road trip — or several — with Willie Nile in this new music video, where you’ll catch glimpses of Route 66 and other great American roads. (Hat tip: Michael Wallis)

Driving across the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge

Here’s one of the advantages of signing up for one of those guided Route 66 tours — you might be able to drive a motorcycle across the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge near St. Louis.

“Man of Steel” can be found in Carterville

With the blockbuster Superman film “Man of Steel” opening this weekend, KOAM-TV took a closer look at the Supertam on 66 ice cream shop and museum on Route 66 in Carterville, Mo., that pays tribute to the comic-book character. If…

Garavelli’s restaurant in St. Louis closing soon

Garavelli’s Cafeteria Restaurant, a fixture on the Chippewa Street alignment of Route 66 in south St. Louis, will shut  its doors for good on June 28, according to an announcement on its Facebook page. It is with deep sadness that…

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