Route 66 News

Lincoln on 66 Visitors Center opens

The Lincoln on 66 Visitors Center, a prominent new part of the McLean County Museum of History in downtown Bloomington, Illinois, opened to more than 300 guests in just three hours during its debut Saturday, according to the Bloomington Pantagraph. Spurred by the…

The top 10 restaurants of Route 66 are …

The top 10 restaurants of Route 66 are …

You can call it a landslide. The people have spoken, and the No. 1 restaurant on Route 66 won by nearly a 2-to-1 margin over the runner-up. More than two weeks ago, we launched an online poll via PollDaddy.com to…

Section of old Route 66 in Kansas added to National Register

Section of old Route 66 in Kansas added to National Register

A 2-mile section of old Route 66 north of Baxter Springs, Kansas, was added to the National Register of Historic Places effective April 14, according to an email this week from the National Park Service. The National Register designation was…

Carthage restaurant sues Springfield eatery for trademark violation

Carthage restaurant sues Springfield eatery for trademark violation

The owner of Whisler’s Drive Up restaurant in Carthage, Missouri, filed a trademark-infringement lawsuit against the owner of a Whisler’s restaurant in Springfield, Missouri, according to the Springfield News-Leader. Whisler’s Drive Up has been operating at 300 N. Garrison Ave.,…

Short film coming about Will Rogers, Route 66

Short film coming about Will Rogers, Route 66

In recent days, a film crew has been working with “Route 66: The Mother Road” author Michael Wallis and Jennifer Rogers-Etcheverry, great-granddaughter of Oklahoma humorist Will Rogers, at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore, Oklahoma, and other locations for a project.…

A closer look at Oatman

A closer look at Oatman

A Northern Arizona University student, Margo McClellan, produced an audio documentary about the Route 66 town of Oatman, Arizona. McClellan told the Mojave Daily News she came to the town because of its famous burros, but also became fascinated by…

What I did on my vacation

What I did on my vacation

The answer is: not much. It is supposed to be R&R time, after all. However, my ever-creative companion Emily (aka Redforkhippie) was busy at the historic Blue Swallow Motel in Tucumcari, New Mexico, painting images of extinct neon signs that…

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