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Axl Rose wears Coral Court Motel shirt during St. Louis show

Axl Rose wears Coral Court Motel shirt during St. Louis show

Among the many fascinating things that occurred during the Guns N’ Roses concert Thursday in St. Louis was frontman Axl Rose wearing a Coral Court Motel T-shirt. For those unfamiliar, the Coral Court Motel was one of the most distinctive…

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Route 66 featured on NPR’s “Weekend Edition Saturday”

Route 66 featured on NPR’s “Weekend Edition Saturday”

National Public Radio’s “Weekend Edition Saturday” program spent about four minutes on Route 66 and the uncertain fate of the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program, which expires in 2019. The segment by NPR affiliate KNAU focuses on Holbrook, Arizona, which…

Class of 2017 for Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame announced

Class of 2017 for Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame announced

The Route 66 Association of Illinois announced last month its three newest inductees to the Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame. The association inducts “people and places along Route 66 whose blend of hardy individualism and grassroots community spirit gave…

More 1990s videos on Route 66 in a 1959 Cadillac

More 1990s videos on Route 66 in a 1959 Cadillac

Anthony Reichardt recently uploaded more videos from his 1990s trips on Route 66 in a 1959 Cadillac. The videos hold historical value because a number of the places where he visited have vanished or have drastically changed. Reichardt’s YouTube channel…

Old Smoky’s Restaurant building in Williams torn down

Old Smoky’s Restaurant building in Williams torn down

The Old Smoky’s Restaurant building that stood for more than 70 years on Route 66 in Williams, Arizona, was torn down earlier this month. The restaurant itself, however, continues to operate down the street at 125 W. Route 66. The…

Grand opening for Sprague Super Service station set for Aug. 12

Grand opening for Sprague Super Service station set for Aug. 12

The grand opening — or reopening, if you will — of the gift shop and information center at the historic Sprague Super Service station in Normal, Illinois, will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 12. Gift-shop operator Terri Ryburn,…

Mother Road Market planned in Tulsa

Mother Road Market planned in Tulsa

TheĀ Lobeck Taylor Family FoundationĀ on Wednesday announced it will develop a $5.5 million Mother Road Market as an entrepreneurial food hall and community space just off Route 66 in Tulsa. The Mother Road Market will redevelop the 1939 Scrivner-Stevens Grocery as…

Midpoint Cafe goes back on the market

Midpoint Cafe goes back on the market

The owner of the Midpoint Cafe and Gift Shop, a Route 66 landmark in Adrian, Texas, has put the property up for sale again because of health issues. Dennis Purschwitz wrote Wednesday night on Facebook: Although I am doing better…

Officials dedicate restored Front Street Bridge in Galena

Officials dedicate restored Front Street Bridge in Galena

Officials from Galena, Kansas, and the neighboring states of Oklahoma and Missouri attended a ceremony Saturday to mark the restoration of the historic Front Street Bridge in Galena Work on the bridge was finished in early July. Cherokee County received…

New Route 66 exhibit opens in History Museum on the Square

New Route 66 exhibit opens in History Museum on the Square

History Museum on the Square in downtown Springfield, Missouri, on Monday opened its latest exhibit, “Memories of the Mother Road: Birthplace of Route 66.” The show will run through the end of the year. Katy Rawlins, office manager for the…

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