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Miles of Possibility news conference to introduce Launching Pad Drive-In’s new owners

Miles of Possibility news conference to introduce Launching Pad Drive-In’s new owners

On Tuesday, Tully Garrett and Holly Barker officially bought the long-closed Launching Pad Drive-In in Wilmington, Illinois, and its iconic Gemini Giant fiberglass statue. On Friday, the couple will be introduced as the Route 66 restaurant’s new owners during a…

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New Route 66 mural goes up in Lexington

New Route 66 mural goes up in Lexington

With the help of a local teenager, the Route 66 town of Lexington, Illinois, boasts a new mural that pays tribute to the Mother Road. Karen Wingo, owner of the Thrift Avenue store at Main Street and Route 66 in…

Jubelt’s in Litchfield to mark 95 years this weekend

Jubelt’s Bakery and Restaurant along old Route 66 in Litchfield, Illinois, will mark its 95th year with giveaways and specials this weekend. According to The Journal-News: Jubelt’s will be giving away 95 prizes over three days and offering $.95 price…

A closer look at Uranus, Missouri

A closer look at Uranus, Missouri

Louie Keen, fresh off his successful bid to make the Guinness Book of World Records, recently was featured in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch because of the success and growth of his Uranus Fudge Factory complex off Route 66 near St.…

David Clark to lead Chicagoland tour after Miles of Possibility conference

David Clark to lead Chicagoland tour after Miles of Possibility conference

David Clark, aka the Windy City Road Warrior, on Saturday will lead InSites to Go’s Saturday Night Sunset tour on Route 66 between Joliet, Illinois, and Chicago after the Route 66 Miles of Possibility conference in Joliet concludes. According to a…

Street repairs uncover Route 66 bricks in Oklahoma City

Street repairs uncover Route 66 bricks in Oklahoma City

A history buff discovered a street-widening project along Kelley Avenue in Oklahoma City uncovered long-forgotten bricks used along that alignment of Route 66. Area resident Tony Emig stumbled onto the bricks while in traffic, reported KWTV: “I was looking at…

City of Pacific closes deal to buy Red Cedar Inn

City of Pacific closes deal to buy Red Cedar Inn

The city of Pacific, Missouri, recently completed its purchase of the closed Red Cedar Inn restaurant and will reopen it as visitors center, history museum and genealogy center sometime next year. The Washington Missourian reported the city paid $290,000 for…

Book review: “Secret Route 66”

Book review: “Secret Route 66”

Here’s where you know Jim Ross and Shellee Graham’s new book, “Secret Route 66,” is a success: Not only did they uncover more than a dozen obscure tidbits from the Mother Road that escaped my notice, I jumped into my…

It’s not just the military vehicles, it’s the people

It’s not just the military vehicles, it’s the people

Frank Kocevar, a former co-owner of Historic Seligman Sundries and a frequent videographer of Route 66 events in Arizona, took a slightly different angle with the Military Vehicle Preservation Association’s convoy down Route 66. He focused on the people in…

State receives two bidders for Garrett’s Desert Inn in Santa Fe

State receives two bidders for Garrett’s Desert Inn in Santa Fe

The state of New Mexico received two bidders for land containing the historic Garrett’s Desert Inn in downtown Santa Fe, and both bidders want updates to the property. The Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper reported HRV Hotel Partners and GreenTree Hospitality…

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