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A view from the Oklahoma ice storm

An ice storm struck much of central Oklahoma over the weekend. One report said about 70,000 people were without power on Sunday. Here’s a look at ice-covered trees that line old Route 66 between Bethany and Yukon, Oklahoma, near Lake Overholser.…

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Rockin’ Y’s Roadhouse damaged by fire

Rockin’ Y’s Roadhouse damaged by fire

A fire early Sunday heavily damaged Rockin’ Y’s Roadhouse on Route 66 in Tucumcari, New Mexico, and the restaurant will remain closed indefinitely while the owners and insurance adjusters assess the situation this week. Co-owner Yvette Peacock posted on Facebook on Sunday morning:…

Local businessman buys Shea’s Mahan gas station

The historic Mahan gas station that Bill Shea restored at his Shea’s Route 66 Museum in Springfield, Illinois, before his death was bought at auction by a local business owner and will be moved in the next month to his property…

New neon at Soul City in Tulsa

New neon at Soul City in Tulsa

Give credit where credit’s due — Soul City along 11th Street (aka Route 66) in Tulsa decided to go old-school with a new neon sign, and it succeeded. Soul City — which is a combination art studio, jewelry store, vintage…

Official: Edwardsville missing Route 66 opportunities

Official: Edwardsville missing Route 66 opportunities

Edwardsville, Illinois, is one of the fastest-growing cities in the St. Louis metropolitan region. That didn’t stop a local official from saying the city was missing an opportunity for Route 66 tourism. Historic Preservation Commission associate member Cindy Reinhardt talked about…

A word from our sponsor …

If you’re not already stuffed from your Thanksgiving dinner, you might have an appetite after viewing this advertisement from a Route 66 classic in Springfield, Illinois. The Cozy Dog Drive-In has operated along Route 66 on Springfield’s south side since…

CBS takes a closer look at Clifton’s Cafeteria

CBS takes a closer look at Clifton’s Cafeteria

“CBS Sunday Morning” recently devoted nearly five minutes to the recently reopened Clifton’s Cafeteria in downtown Los Angeles. The segment provides as good of an overview of what Clifton’s Cafeteria now is as anything: View More: U.S. News|Live News|More News…

Martin Luther King Bridge in St. Louis to reopen next month

Martin Luther King Bridge in St. Louis to reopen next month

The Martin Luther King Bridge in St. Louis is slated to reopen the week of Dec. 21 after being closed in July for repairs, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and other media outlets. The King bridge had been tentatively…

More than 12,000 finish Route 66 Marathon events

More than 12,000 people finished the various events during last weekend’s Route 66 Marathon in Tulsa, including more than 2,500 in the 26.2-mile race, according to results on the event’s website. The 10th edition of the Route 66 Marathon included a half-marathon,…

Report on Route 66: The Road Ahead workshops released

Report on Route 66: The Road Ahead workshops released

A series of workshops convened last summer by the Route 66: The Road Ahead Initiative’s steering committee to help map out Route 66’s future. More than 300 people attended meetings held in several states. Bill Thomas, chairman of the committee,…

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