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Barney’s Beanery opens location on Redondo Pier

Barney’s Beanery, a fixture on Route 66 in West Hollywood, Calif., since 1920, has opened a new site on the renovated Redondo Pier in Redondo Beach, Calif., according to The Beach Reporter. The newspaper reported: Like its sister locations, Barney’s…

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Comparing Cars Land to Route 66 landmarks

AttractionsMagazine.com has put together a video that compares Cars Land at Disney California Adventure to real-life landmarks on Route 66. There’s more than what’s in the video, of course. I suspect the source material came from this very popular post…

A new song about El Trovatore

Arizona musician Will Strickland sings about the revitalization of the historic El Trovatore Motel in Kingman, Ariz. Local filmmaker Norman Fisk provided the footage for the video: (Nighttime image of El Trovatore Motel by Graeme Maclean via Flickr)

Professional baseball will return to Joplin

As expected, the City of Joplin, Mo., approved a lease this week with an independent professional baseball team from El Paso, Texas, to move into and renovate century-old Joe Becker Stadium, reported the Joplin Globe. The newspaper reported details of…

Route 66-themed gift shop opens in Aztec Hotel

A “Get Your Kicks on Route 66” gift shop has opened inside the historic Aztec Hotel in Monrovia, Calif., according to the Monrovia Patch. Owner Bryan Gerber sent the online publication a news release about the opening. Excerpts here: The…

Pasadena may narrow Colorado Boulevard

The city of Pasadena, Calif., may narrow Colorado Boulevard (aka Route 66) to make it more friendly for pedestrians and cyclists, reported the Los Angeles Times. Pasadena is considering plans to narrow portions of Colorado by as much as two…

All of Route 66’s towns

An enterprising YouTube user has assembled city-limit signs, welcome signs, or other landmark signs of each town on Route 66 and put them onto one video: A few dinky or ghost towns are missing, and the 1920s alignment in central…

Should Route 66 towns that were sundown towns apologize?

The above image is a postcard of the long-gone Royce Cafe along Route 66 in Edmond, Okla., from the 1930s or ’40s. Do you see anything different about it? If you’re not spotting it, here’s a close-up the unusual part:…

The man behind the Triangle Motel

KC Keefer’s latest clip in his ongoing “Genuine Route 66 Life” series consists of an interview with Alan McNeil, owner of the long-closed Triangle Motel in Amarillo, Texas. You have to give McNeil credit — he keeps plugging away nearly eight…

Fundraiser launched for The Road Crew at Kingman festival

A roadie has launched a FundRazr campaign on Facebook to get The Road Crew music group at this summer’s International Route 66 Festival in Kingman, Ariz. Rick Zimmer wants to raise $10,000 by April 15 to defray the group’s travel expenses…

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