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A video Christmas card from the Kocevars

Frank and Lynne Kocevar sold Historic Seligman Sundries in Seligman, Arizona, a few months ago, but that hasn’t prevented them from visiting folks on Route 66 and putting together their annual video Christmas card with scenes from Arizona. Here’s their…

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Route 66 fans rally for endangered bridge

Route 66 fans rally for endangered bridge

Post by Jax JustJax. A group of about 20 Route 66 enthusiasts staged a rally Tuesday on the east side of the historic Gasconade River Bridge near Hazelgreen, Missouri, to plead with the state to repair, not replace, the deteriorating…

Devil’s Elbow Bridge decorated for Christmas

Devil’s Elbow Bridge decorated for Christmas

The historic Devil’s Elbow Bridge in the Route 66 hamlet of Devil’s Elbow, Missouri, is decorated for Christmas for what is believed to be the first time. According to the Pulaski County USA blog, which is an offshoot of its…

Three people try to make Route 66 more interesting

In recent days, newspapers have profiled three people hundreds of miles apart who are doing their part to try to dress up old stretches of Route 66. West of Needles, California, the Needles Desert Star reports Jim Nickel — originally…

Missouri closes Gasconade River Bridge

Missouri closes Gasconade River Bridge

The 90-year-old Gasconade River Bridge that carries Route 66 near Hazelgreen, Missouri, was closed by the Missouri Department of Transportation a few days ago, and its reopening remains indefinite. According to a MoDOT page of unplanned bridge closures and restrictions,…

White House petitioned to designate Route 66 a national landmark

White House petitioned to designate Route 66 a national landmark

Someone launched a We the People petition drive to the White House Sunday to designate “Old Route 66” as a historic landmark. The creator of the petition is listed as J.W. (I don’t know who he or she is) of…

“Eternal Route 66” DVD produced

“Eternal Route 66” DVD produced

Chuck Williams, who parlayed his Christian faith and enthusiasm for Route 66 into two editions of his “Eternal Route 66” book, recently announced he’s created an “Eternal Route 66” DVD filmed on the Mother Road. Here’s a trailer for the…

Major section of Route 66 in Mojave Desert may reopen by January

Major section of Route 66 in Mojave Desert may reopen by January

A significant part of Route 66 in Southern Calfornia’s Mojave Desert may reopen by January after flood damage forced its closing in early September. ZachNews, based in Needles, California, reported a 28-mile section of Route 66 from Ludlow to Amboy…

Albuquerque motel destroyed by fire

Albuquerque motel destroyed by fire

Fire destroyed the former Mountain Lodge motel Thursday afternoon along Route 66 on the east edge of Albuquerque, reported the Albuquerque Journal and other media outlets. The motel had been converted into apartments. No one was hurt in the blaze,…

Kingman festival boosts local economy

Kingman festival boosts local economy

The town of Kingman, Arizona, saw a sizable increase in revenue because of the International Route 66 Festival in August, according to an article in the Kingman Daily Miner. Here’s the breakdown from the July-to-September period: • Nearly 39,000 travelers…

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