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Big Texan pays $800,000 settlement for illegally withholding tips

The Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo, Texas, paid $800,000 in back pay and damagesĀ for what federal authorities called an illegal tips-pooling arrangement, according to the Amarillo Globe-News and other Amarillo media outlets. The restaurant, which started on Route 66…

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Amarillo bar may set record for most beers on tap

In a large but nondescript-looking building on Route 66 in Amarillo, Texas, is a sports bar that’s only a dozen or so brews away from apparently breaking a national record for offering the most draft beers on tap. The I…

Route 66 Rendezvous, 20 years ago

This 20-minute video provides a look at the 1994 edition of the Route 66 Rendezvous in San Bernardino, California. It was only the fifth year for the annual event, and it already was huge. You’ll even see Paul Taylor, publisher…

New Mexico Route 66 Museum now has regular hours

The New Mexico Route 66 Museum in Tucumcari has been operating with regular hours for about two weeks. Hours on weekdays are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. And it plans to soon add Saturday hours as well. According to…

Returning to the scene of the crime

The Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper relayed this story about Hubert Denk, a German journalist who was traveling Route 66 on assignment in 1994 when he was attacked by a group of thugs in Santa Fe who robbed him and broke his…

Pigeon Museum in Oklahoma City holding grand opening

A new museum aimed at Route 66 travelers and other tourists is holding a grand opening Saturday in Oklahoma City — the American Pigeon Museum and Library. The Oklahoman newspaper produced this video about it: The newspaper said: The museum…

Harley’s rollout of electric motorcycle includes Route 66 tour

Harley Davidson this week announced it’s created a prototype electric motorcycle, called Project LiveWire, that will be touring the country — including Route 66 — so riders can see it, ride it, and offer feedback to the company. … The Project…

Route 66 Walk of Fame nominees announced

One of the events on tap for the Route 66 International Festival in Kingman, Arizona, on Aug. 14-17 is the dedication of the Route 66 Walk of Fame along Andy Devine Avenue (aka Route 66). This week, the Kingman Area…

Boots Motel adds new supplementary sign

The historic Boots Motel in Carthage, Missouri, added a new “Air Conditioned” supplementary sign that’s a faithful re-creation of one that hung from the main sign decades ago, along with the “Radio in Every Room” sign installed last year. I…

Stanley Marsh 3, patriarch of Cadillac Ranch, dies

Stanley Marsh 3, the eccentric multimillionaire owner of the Cadillac Ranch art installation off Route 66 on the west edge of Amarillo, Texas, died Tuesday afternoon at age 76, according to several media outlets. Marsh had been in poor health…

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