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Frank and Lynne Kocevar’s Arizona Christmas card

It’s become a tradition for Frank and Lynne Kocevar of the Route 66 Experience and former owners of Historic Seligman Sundries in Seligman, Arizona, to produce their annual video Christmas card from Arizona. And here it is. Merry Christmas from…

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Heritage House bed-and-breakfast soon will open in Amarillo

Heritage House bed-and-breakfast soon will open in Amarillo

A new lodging option soon will open in Amarillo in a historic house about a mile south of Route 66. It’s the Heritage House bed-and-breakfast at 1620 S. Polk St. (map here), which sits south of the Sixth Street alignment…

Arizona unveils Route 66 license plate

Arizona unveils Route 66 license plate

Starting tomorrow, the state of Arizona will begin selling an Arizona Route 66 license plate. Arizona Department of Transportation’s Motor Vehicle Division on Monday will take orders for the plates at this website. Specialty plates typically cost $25 a year,…

Two men may be responsible for several Arizona Route 66 thefts

Two men may be responsible for several Arizona Route 66 thefts

Two valuable antique signs were stolen from Angel Delgadillo’s Route 66 Gift Shop building in Seligman, Arizona, and the thieves may be responsible for other heists along the Mother Road in that region. The Daily Courier communicated with Dwight D’Evelyn…

MoDOT lays out options for Gasconade River Bridge

MoDOT lays out options for Gasconade River Bridge

The Missouri Department of Transportation on Wednesday night in Lebanon, Missouri, presented its options during a public hearing for the now-closed Gasconade River Bridge that carried Route 66 near Hazelgreen. MoDOT posted a series of documents on its website here.…

Appeals court clears ART project; city still hasn’t received grant

Appeals court clears ART project; city still hasn’t received grant

An appeals court this week affirmed a lower court’s ruling the massive Albuquerque Rapid Transit project along Central Avenue (aka Route 66) can proceed. However, the city still hasn’t received a crucial $69 million grant to fund the mass-transit bus project,…

Ted Drewes Frozen Custard’s other business

Ted Drewes Frozen Custard’s other business

Many Route 66 travelers may not know Ted Drewes Frozen Custard in St. Louis runs a side business that has nothing to do with dessert. For about a month during the holiday season, it sells Christmas trees and other greenery harvested…

A 2,400-mile performance of “Route 66”

Music teacher Andy Jarema, thanks to some slick editing, performs Bobby Troup’s “(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66” on trumpet on the 10 locations mentioned in the song — plus Santa Monica as a bonus. Jarema wrote about his journey in…

Amarillo officially declared a cultural district

Amarillo officially declared a cultural district

Amarillo officially recently was designated a cultural district by the Texas Commission on the Arts. Amarillo was one of 35 cities receiving the cultural-district tag, according to a story in the Amarillo Globe-News. It took two years for the city to…

New firearms store / gun range using pieces of Hawkins Mill

New firearms store / gun range using pieces of Hawkins Mill

A new firearms store and gun range is being built along Route 66 in Springfield, Missouri, at the old Hawkins Mill site and using pieces of it in its design. Cherokee Firearms of Springfield is building a new facility at…

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