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New owner takes over Motel Safari in Tucumcari

New owner takes over Motel Safari in Tucumcari

Larry Smith, formerly of Knoxville, Tennessee, this week took over ownership of Motel Safari in Tucumcari, New Mexico. Motel Safari posted this Thursday on its Facebook page of now-former owners Richard and Gail Talley, right, doing the ceremonial turning over…

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Seeing Route 66 from a covered wagon

Seeing Route 66 from a covered wagon

Ray Hascall of Tecumseh, Oklahoma, dreamed for decades of riding horseback hundreds of miles to visit the area where he grew up in southwestern Missouri. But when the time finally came to do so, Hascall, now 72, compromised a bit…

More about the reopening of Wrinks Market in Lebanon

More about the reopening of Wrinks Market in Lebanon

KY3 in Springfield, Missouri, recently produced a story about the reopening of the long-closed Wrinks Market along Route 66 in Lebanon, Missouri. The general store closed in 2005 after the death of its founder, Glenn “Wrink” Wrinkle, at age 83.…

Belgium Route 66 Association launches website, Facebook page

Belgium Route 66 Association launches website, Facebook page

The Historic Route 66 Association of Belgium announced on its new Facebook page Tuesday that it had launched a comprehensive website, as well. The association said on its Facebook page: The aim of the association is to promote Route 66…

More 1990s videos from a Route 66 journey in 1959 Cadillac

More 1990s videos from a Route 66 journey in 1959 Cadillac

Anthony Reichardt has uploaded more videos from when he traveled Route 66 during the early and mid-1990s in a 1959 Cadillac. Reichardt’s YouTube channel for the videos is┬áhere. The clips are notable for historical reasons, as many of the places…

Route 66 has spawned many “new” places

Route 66 has spawned many “new” places

A reader over the weekend asked me what are some of the “new” businesses or attractions on Route 66 in the past 10 years or so. Naturally, this sort of question sent me down a rabbit hole of research for…

Make sure you read the Never Quite Lost blog

Make sure you read the Never Quite Lost blog

Thanks to a Route 66er on Facebook, I stumbled onto the Blue Miller’s Never Quite Lost weblog, which takes deep historical dives into assorted landmarks on Route 66. Never Quite Lost — subtitled “The Road Goes On Forever” — launched…

Business owners say ART work will hurt Route 66 festival

Business owners say ART work will hurt Route 66 festival

Businesses along the Nob Hill sector in Albuquerque say next month’s Route 66 Summerfest will be hampered by ongoing Albuquerque Rapid Transit construction. In a featured guest column┬ásigned by 16 other business owners in the Albuquerque Journal, Stone Mountain Bead…

Two large chrome chickens coming to Route 66 in Edmond

Two large chrome chickens coming to Route 66 in Edmond

Two 6-foot-tall chrome chickens will be coming soon to a new restaurant along Route 66 in Edmond, Oklahoma. The Edmond Sun newspaper reports the chrome chickens are manufactured from Harley-Davidson motorcycle exhaust pipes and other components by Rustic Steel Creations…

McLean County in Illinois extends Route 66 Bike Trail

McLean County in Illinois extends Route 66 Bike Trail

The board of McLean County, Illinois, this week voted to extend the Route 66 Bike Trail another 3.25 miles from Shirley, Illinois, to the hamlet of Funks Grove. The current trail runs from Towanda, Illinois, through the Bloomington-Normal metro area…

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