Route 66 News

A tour of the Litchfield Route 66 museum

This 28-minute video from “Illinois Stories,” produced by PBS affiliate WSEC-TV in Springfield, takes you inside the Litchfield Museum and Route 66 Welcome Center in Litchfield, Ill. If you’re a little short on time, you can skip ahead to the…

Historic gas station in Oklahoma City torn down

A cottage-style gas station in Oklahoma City that dated to the beginnings of Route 66 was torn down in recent weeks to make way for a fast-food restaurant, according to the OKC Central blog, which is affiliated with The Oklahoman…

Boots Motel honored by National Park Service

The Boots Motel in Carthage, Mo., was honored Saturday by the National Park Service’s Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program for removing a gabled roof and restoring the Route 66 landmark to its original, flat-roofed appearance. According to the Joplin Globe…

A look back at Lucille Hamons

Bob Hall, who used to work at KFOR-TV in Oklahoma City, posted this report from 1988 about Lucille Hamons, owner of Lucille’s service station on Route 66 in Hydro, Okla. This is interesting to watch, mostly because it was before…

New miniature of the Bagdad Cafe

Take a close look at the above photos. Can you tell the real Bagdad Cafe near Newberry Springs, Calif., and the miniature replica? The second photo is the real McCoy. Willem Bor of the Netherlands has made amazingly detailed miniatures…

World Peace Monument apparently is back on track

Here’s one of the oddest videos you’ll see on this website. We’ll let John Clanton, a Tulsa World photographer who made the clip, explain in an accompanying story: By his count, King Richard LéRoy has 1,613 used bowling balls. That’s…

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