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County seeks grant for Sidewalk Highway

County seeks grant for Sidewalk Highway

Ottawa County in northeast Oklahoma is seeking more than $450,000 in federal Transportation Alternatives Program money to fix the “Sidewalk Highway” of original Route 66 south of Miami. According to an article in the Miami News-Record: If awarded, the money would be used…

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City council approves Albuquerque Rapid Transit 7-2

City council approves Albuquerque Rapid Transit 7-2

The Albuquerque City Council voted 7-2 Monday night to approve the mayor’s $120 million bus-transit plan that will bring big changes to Central Avenue, aka Route 66. The vote came after a “noisy” four-hour debate, reported the Albuquerque Journal. Supporters of…

“Route 66” with the Time Jumpers

Here’s something special. Ray Benson, frontman for the western-swing outfit Asleep At the Wheel, sings “Route 66” with the Time Jumpers during a recent gig in Nashville. In case you didn’t know, the Time Jumpers is a group of Nashville…

Winslow’s tourism season began early with Glenn Frey’s death

Winslow’s tourism season began early with Glenn Frey’s death

Apparently The Eagles’ loss was Winslow’s gain. When Glenn Frey died in January, it wasn’t surprising Winslow, Arizona, and its Standin’ on a Corner Park saw a sudden influx of tourists wanting to pay tribute to the founder of the massively popular…

Midpoint Cafe helps replace child’s lost teddy bear

Midpoint Cafe helps replace child’s lost teddy bear

The owner of the Midpoint Cafe in Adrian, Texas, helped a British couple replace their child’s rare Route 66 teddy bear after it became lost during on a plane earlier this month. The mother, Riane Martin of St. Helens, England, posted…

A Route 66 railroad crossing in 360 degrees

Zac Crosby posted a 20-second clip of something I never before had seen on YouTube — video in which you can swivel the view 360 degrees as it is running. Cameras such as this have existed for almost 60 years, but the equipment…

Grand Canyon Caverns adds new cave tours

Grand Canyon Caverns adds new cave tours

Grand Canyon Caverns near Peach Springs, Arizona, added a fifth tour to its offerings this month after new caves were found and excavated in recent years. Grand Canyon Caverns owner John McEnulty told the Grand Canyon News the new offering is…

Coleman Theatre vandalized

Coleman Theatre vandalized

Workers at the historic Coleman Theatre in Miami, Oklahoma, on Wednesday found broken windows in the Route 66 landmark because of someone shooting a BB gun. KOAM-TV reported: Coleman Theatre Managing Director Shannon Duhon says the vandalism is a disgrace to…

Land purchase allows a bigger Big Texan Steak Ranch

Land purchase allows a bigger Big Texan Steak Ranch

The purchase of 14 acres on the east side of Amarillo, Texas, will allow the building of a bigger Big Texan Steak Ranch that may open by November 2017. The purchase brings the total acreage owned the Big Texan west of the current…

Book review: “Route 66 Crossings”

Book review: “Route 66 Crossings”

Because so many Route 66 books have entered the marketplace over the past three decades or so, one initially wonders why Jim Ross’ new volume about historic bridges on the Mother Road hasn’t been done before. But as one dives deep…

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