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It appears Route 66 Rendezvous substitute will stay in Ontario

After the 2013┬áRoute 66 Rendezvous in San Bernardino, Calif., was suspended due to the city’s bankruptcy, many Rendezvous organizers set up shop in nearby Ontario, Calif., with a new Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion car show. If there was any doubts…

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“Twentysix Gasoline Stations” art book marks 50th anniversary

Los Angeles artist Ed Ruscha self-published his art photography book, “Twentysix Gasoline Stations,” 50 years ago this year. Few would have predicted the book, which portrays 26 gas stations on Route 66 from Los Angeles to Oklahoma City, would have…

“The American Dream and the American Drive”

Longtime roadie Kathy Anderson produced this film for the National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Okla. Using Route 66 as a springboard, it shows how highways evolved in the United States. You’ll probably see a few familiar faces: The…

Carl’s Drive-In named one of America’s best

This story from KSDK-TV in St. Louis came across the Facebook feed today. It’s about Carl’s Drive-In, along the Manchester alignment of Route 66 in Brentwood, Mo. Carl’s has regularly made the top 10 nationally among burger joints, including this…

“American Giants,” Episode 4

Joel Baker has uploaded the fourth episode of his “American Giants” series, which delves into the history of roadside fiberglass giants (aka Muffler Men). Baker explained why this particular episode was shortened: Because I could not reach the owner of…

Illinois Soda Fountain Trail

Illinois Tourism put together this delectable video of the Soda Fountain Trail, including Doc’s Soda Fountain near Route 66 in Girard, Ill.: More about the Soda Fountain Trail can be found here.

Nonprofit group submits plan for historic Rancho Cucamonga gas station

The nonprofit Route 66 Inland Empire California group has officially given its plans to the city of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., for the historic Cucamonga Service Station on Foothill Boulevard (aka Route 66), reported the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. The newspaper…

Longevity on Route 66 runs in her family

Those familiar with the history of Route 66 know of the late Lucille Hamons and her Lucille’s gas station near Hydro, Okla., that she ran for nearly 60 years. But you may not be familiar with one of Lucille’s daughters,…

Proposed freeway may affect Route 66, landmarks

A proposed Illiana Expressway that will connect Interstate 55 to Interstate 65 near Gary, Ind., may affect Route 66 and other historic landmarks in Wilmington, Ill., reported The Herald-News of Joliet, Ill. Virginia Ferry, chairwoman of the Will County Historic…

Washouts close portion of Oatman Road in Arizona

Frank Gifford at rt66pix.com informs me that a part of Oatman Road (aka Route 66) in western Arizona is closed for probably several weeks because of washouts from heavy rains. The closed road begins at the “Y” intersection south of…

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