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More long-ago Route 66 adventures in a 1959 Cadillac

More long-ago Route 66 adventures in a 1959 Cadillac

Anthony Reichardt recently posted more videos from 1994 and 1995 when he drove Route 66 in a 1959 Cadillac. The first is of the Hackberry General Store in Hackberry, Arizona, when it was owned and operated by the now-deceased Route…

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Motorist attacks cyclist on Sapulpa’s Ozark Trail

Motorist attacks cyclist on Sapulpa’s Ozark Trail

A New York cyclist exploring the Old Ozark Trail alignment of Route 66 near Sapulpa, Oklahoma, when he was attacked by an inexplicably enraged motorist, according to the Tulsa World. Jeffrey Tanenhaus, 35, of Scarsdale, New York, who became bored…

James Cracknell’s near-fatal accident, five years later

Longtime readers may remember hearing about British gold medalist James Cracknell, who was seriously injured during a cycling accident in July 2010 on Route 66 near Winslow, Arizona. A side mirror of a passing vehicle struck Cracknell in the head,…

Lebanon will hold groundbreaking Thursday for Route 66 park

Lebanon will hold groundbreaking Thursday for Route 66 park

The city of Lebanon, Missouri, will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at 10 a.m. Thursday at Boswell Park, according to a story at 417news.com. The much anticipated construction of a Route 66 themed addition to the southwest corner of Boswell Park…

Kingman vice mayor resigns after complaint from Route 66 restaurant

Kingman vice mayor resigns after complaint from Route 66 restaurant

The vice mayor of Kingman, Arizona, resigned last week after a prominent Route 66 restaurant criticized him for his company’s unfinished construction job there, plus other problems, according to recent reports in the Kingman Daily Miner. Vice Mayor Mark Wimpee resigned…

Book review: Lonely Planet’s “Route 66 Road Trips”

Book review: Lonely Planet’s “Route 66 Road Trips”

You know the renaissance of Route 66 has become a global phenomenon when the biggest travel guidebook publisher, Australia-based Lonely Planet, released its first guidebook on the Mother Road this year. With that in mind, one should consider “Route 66 Road Trips”…

Gasconade River Bridge placed on state’s improvement list

Gasconade River Bridge placed on state’s improvement list

The closed Gasconade River Bridge that carries old Route 66 near Hazelgreen, Missouri, was placed on the Missouri Department of Transportation’s Statewide Transportation Improvement Program from 2015 to 2019, according to the Lebanon Daily Record. The state closed the bridge…

Reconnection of Route 66 in Cajon Pass will be done by mid-2016

A massive interchange project at Interstates 15 and 215 that will reconnect old Route 66 in San Bernardino County is ahead of schedule for its projected completion of mid-2016, according to Construction Equipment Guide. According to previous reporting, about two…

Belvidere Motel complex goes up for sale

Belvidere Motel complex goes up for sale

The historic Belvidere Motel — along with a house, cafe, and gas-station building — on Route 66 in Litchfield, Illinois, are up for sale for $255,000, according to a listing by Dorthy Lowe of Century 21 Commercial. Here’s the description…

Cucamonga Service Station reopens as a museum

Cucamonga Service Station reopens as a museum

The century-old Cucamonga Service Station along Route 66 in Rancho Cucamonga, California, opened a new chapter in its existence as a museum during a grand reopening Wednesday, according to the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. The Route 66 IECA gathered about…

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