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Albuquerque gets federal approval for rapid-transit project

Albuquerque gets federal approval for rapid-transit project

The city of Albuquerque said it received federal approval for Albuquerque Rapid Transit, but the city will hold off on any action until a federal judge hears a lawsuit against the project next week. The Albuquerque Journal reported: In a…

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“Tucumcari Tonite” videos go live

Tucumcari Tonite, the website of the tourism department for the city of Tucumcari, New Mexico, uploaded three new videos Thursday. KC Keefer, who’s known in Mother Road circles for his Genuine Route 66 Life video series, directed and produced the videos. If you’ve…

Frog Rock officially added to federal geology site

Frog Rock officially added to federal geology site

Frog Rock, a painted formation on Route 66 near Wayneville, Missouri, officially was added to the Geographic Names Information System database this month. Frog Rock’s listing is here; it includes its global-positioning coordinates, a brief history, approximate location and the formation’s other…

Redevelopment deals signed with De Anza, El Vado motels

Redevelopment deals signed with De Anza, El Vado motels

The city of Albuquerque on Wednesday announced the signing of contracts earlier this month to redevelop the historic but long-closed De Anza Motor Lodge and El Vado Motel, both along old Route 66. According to a news release from the city:…

Long-term plan: Build a replica of 66 Courts

Long-term plan: Build a replica of 66 Courts

David Wickline plans to eventually build replica of the 66 Courts motel and attached Magnolia gas station that once stood on Route 66 in Groom, Texas. Wickline, who lives in Ohio, announced it late Tuesday with a Facebook post linking…

Funks Grove Maple Sirup featured on Illinois Made series

Funks Grove Maple Sirup featured on Illinois Made series

The Illinois Office of Tourism features Funks Grove Maple Sirup near Shirley, Illinois, as one of eight businesses in a new Illinois Made series. According to an article in the Bloomington Pantagraph, Illinois Office of Tourism director Cory Jobe said Illinois Made contains videos,…

Fire damages historic dance hall in Amarillo

A fire Saturday heavily damaged the Soul Town nightclub along old Route 66 in Amarillo, Texas, and the longtime owner is assessing how to rebuild it. Jimmy Dunn, 77, owns Soul Town, which before was the Crystal Pistol strip club,…

Is the Big Texan Steak Ranch on Route 66?

Is the Big Texan Steak Ranch on Route 66?

The answer: Yes. It sits on an obscure and short-lived alignment of Route 66 from the 1920s. More on this later. While recently reporting the Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo, Texas, likely will begin building a bigger complex soon, I wrote this…

“Boomtown” documentary wins an Emmy

“Boomtown” documentary wins an Emmy

The Tulsa history film “Boomtown: An American Journey” won a regional Emmy Award on Saturday night in the historical documentary group in the Heartland Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. “Boomtown” was the first movie made by Kirkpatrick…

Route 66 businesses worry about effect of bridge projects

Route 66 businesses worry about effect of bridge projects

Detours for upcoming replacement of two bridges in Carthage, Missouri, has Route 66 businesses fretting that tourists will bypass their town. The Missouri Department of Transportation will start to replace two bridges on Highway 96 (aka Route 66) on the northeast side…

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