Route 66 News

DVD review: “The Spirit of 66″

Here’s an interesting addition to a Route 66 fan’s library — a documentary shot so long ago and out of circulation for so long, it’s become a relic in its own right. That would be the DVD version of “The…

Oklahoma Route 66 Museum exhibit focuses on music of the road

The Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton has started a new exhibit that focuses on the music and music artists who helped make Route 66 famous, according to a news release from the museum. “Music for the Mother Road: Route…

Frontier Motel in Truxton soon will have a new owner

The historic Frontier Motel in Truxton, Ariz., with its adjoining cafe and nearby bar and gas station, are under contract to soon be owned by a tour operator from New Zealand. Sam Murray, owner of Gilligan’s Wild West Tours, said…

Team wants Joplin to improve historic baseball stadium

The El Paso Diablos baseball team wants to move to Joplin, Mo., but wants the city to improve Joe Becker Stadium in return. The Diablos, affiliated with the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball and owned by WLD Suarez Baseball, were…

Webb City candy shop revives classic candy-canes

The Minerva Candy Co. in downtown Webb City, Mo., revived a long-dormant candy-cane recipe over the weekend with the help of the former owner. According to the Joplin Globe: It’s been years since Minerva manufactured the Christmas treat. The shop…

Chilly day for the Route 66 Marathon

Folks at today’s Route 66 Marathon in Tulsa dealt with 20-degree temperatures at race time, with wind chills in the teens. Participants probably were OK once they ran a few miles. But it had to be uncomfortable for fans and…

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