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Kingman looking for donations for neon-sign park

Kingman looking for donations for neon-sign park

The Route 66 Association of Kingman in Kingman, Arizona, is seeking donations of old neon signs and money to help set up neon parks along Route 66 in town, according to an article in the Kingman Daily Miner. The parks…

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The curse of Grants uranium mines

The curse of Grants uranium mines

The nonprofit magazine In These Times recently published an in-depth article about uranium miners in the Route 66 town of Grants, New Mexico. The mines operated in Grants and Church Rock, New Mexico, from the 1950s to the 1980s. Many…

The tunnels beneath Flagstaff

The tunnels beneath Flagstaff

Northern Arizona University student Nikki Charnstrom last fall began to hear about tunnels that snaked under downtown Flagstaff, Arizona, including Route 66. But finding information about the Flagstaff tunnels proved more difficult. In an interview in Flagstaff Business News: “Everyone I asked…

Suit settled in Whisler’s Drive Up case

Suit settled in Whisler’s Drive Up case

A restaurant in Springfield, Missouri, that was sued last year for using essentially the same name as the Whisler’s Drive Up restaurant in Carthage, Missouri, will change its name this weekend after a settlement was reached. The Whisler’s restaurant in…

More 1990s videos on Route 66

More 1990s videos on Route 66

Anthony Reichardt has posted more than a dozen videos he shot during Route 66 trips in a 1959 Cadillac from 1992 to 1995. The latest batch includes an interview with Aleene Kay Albro, who co-owned Buffalo Ranch in Afton, Oklahoma, from…

The home of the Bel-Aire Motel Sputnik

The home of the Bel-Aire Motel Sputnik

I missed this when it happened last summer, but Ace Sign Co. of Springfield, Illinois, restored the Sputnik sign that stood atop the Bel-Aire Motel and displays it in its museum. The Bel-Aire, a longtime Route 66 motel, was torn down last…

La Bajada Hill may become a national monument

La Bajada Hill may become a national monument

In the wake of Barack Obama last week designating a big chunk of Route 66 in the Mojave Desert as the Mojave Trails National Monument, pressure is building on the president to designate La Bajada Hill in New Mexico as a national…

A closer look at Albuquerque Rapid Transit

A closer look at Albuquerque Rapid Transit

The city of Albuquerque has this new, five-minute video that explains the design and concept behind the proposed Albuquerque Rapid Transit bus system that would run down Central Avenue, aka Route 66. Albuquerque Rapid Transit – Final from Two Hundred…

Arizona unveils Mother Road Bucks

Arizona unveils Mother Road Bucks

The Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona is issuing Mother Road Bucks that will be accepted at Route 66 gift shops and attractions in the state. The Mother Road Bucks were issued to mark Route 66’s 90th anniversary. Each Mother Road…

More about the new Mojave Trails National Monument

More about the new Mojave Trails National Monument

Media reports and news releases from the U.S. government have provided more details about President Barack Obama’s declaration Friday of 1.6 million acres of Southern California desert as the Mojave Trails National Monument. The monument includes 105 miles of Route 66 from…

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