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What’s left of the Club Cafe

What’s left of the Club Cafe

The teardown of the long-closed Club Cafe in Santa Rosa, New Mexico, began a few weeks ago. Acting on a tip, we found this striking scene on what was the interior of the restaurant, its roof removed and open to…

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Woman eats three 72-ounce steak dinners in 20 minutes

Woman eats three 72-ounce steak dinners in 20 minutes

Molly Schuyler, the 120-pound Nebraska woman who ate two 72-ounce steak dinners in one 15-minute sitting at Amarillo’s Big Texan Steak Ranch a year ago, devoured three 72-ounce steak dinners in a mere 20 minutes Sunday afternoon and broke a…

Vega museum collects memories as well

The Milburn-Price Culture Museum in Vega, Texas, contains your usual array of artifacts and memorabilia from bygone days in the Texas Panhandle. But the museum also is doing something else — it’s capturing the memories of old-timers for posterity. ABC-7…

“Church-Appropriate Dance Moves”

Chris Farley lives! That was my reaction from this whimsical video created by theChurch.at, based in the Tulsa region. Occasionally, while searching for Route 66 material, you’ll find the strangest — and funniest things. This is one of them. Church…

‘Keeping You on the Mother Road’ soon will publish third edition

‘Keeping You on the Mother Road’ soon will publish third edition

“Keeping You on the Mother Road,” also known as the Route 66 Yellow Pages, soon will publish an expanded third edition. You may peruse a preview edition of the 564-page publication below, or you may go here to download it…

Boutique soon will open in Milk Bottle Building

Boutique soon will open in Milk Bottle Building

Prairie Gothic, a boutique store based in Guthrie, Oklahoma, next month will open a second location inside the historic Milk Bottle Building in Oklahoma City, reported The Oklahoman newspaper. The mother-daughter team Christie and Shirley Clifford own the store, which…

Route 66 Neon Park planned in mid-Missouri

Route 66 Neon Park planned in mid-Missouri

A Route 66 Neon Park is planned to be developed in a median of Route 66 in the mid-Missouri town of St. Robert, according to a news release from a Pulaski County Route 66 organization, and a Kickstarter campaign has…

Bicycling Route 66 nearly 20 years ago

In recent years, this site has seen increasing interest in bicycling the length of Route 66. That interest undoubtedly will increase with the recent publication of the Bicycle Route 66 map series by the Adventure Cycling Association. However, cycling Route…

Route 66 Alliance getting out of the festival business

Route 66 Alliance getting out of the festival business

A news release a few days ago reported the Route 66 Alliance and the National Historic Route 66 Federation had formalized their affiliation with each other and bring them under the umbrella of the fledgling U.S. 66 Highway Association. The…

Businesses settle lawsuits over Marsh sex-abuse claims

Businesses settle lawsuits over Marsh sex-abuse claims

Four businesses in Amarillo’s Chase Tower reached confidential legal settlements with 10 plaintiffs on sex-abuse allegations with millionaire and former Cadillac Ranch owner Stanley Marsh 3, according to the Amarillo Globe-News. Marsh became embroiled in the lawsuits and felony criminal…

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