Route 66 News

Route 66’s lifeguard

The Bloomington Pantagraph recently published a profile about longtime Illinois state trooper Chester Henry, who patrolled Route 66 and Interstate 55 in the Pontiac area for more than 25 years and wrote an estimated 50,000 speeding tickets. Henry, now 84,…

Photographer will open exhibit in Kirkwood gallery

Missouri-based photographer Mark Appling Fisher will open his “Route 66 and Beyond” exhibit at the Ober Anderson Gallery in Kirkwood, Mo., on Friday. According to a news release from the gallery about his photos: Among them are hand colored, infrared…

Suspected drunken driver crashes into Summit Inn

A suspected car thief who allegedly was drunk crashed a minivan into Route 66’s iconic Summit Inn restaurant on the summit of Cajon Pass in Southern California, according to several media outlets. According to the Press-Enterprise, Jayson Ernest Johnson, 37, of…

Autry museum launches fundraiser for Route 66 exhibit

The Autry National Center of the American West in Los Angeles has launched an online fundraising campaign to help pay for its upcoming and long-awaited “Route 66: The Road and the Romance,” according to a report in the Los Angeles Times. The…

Suburban Chicago county approves Route 66 marketing plan

The board of Will County, Ill., recently approved a new marketing plan for a long-overlooked section of Route 66 from Joliet to Braidwood, reported the Southtown Star. The newspaper said: There is an “untapped tourism potential” here, and tying all…

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