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Mr. Sam and the Arcadia Round Barn

Mr. Sam and the Arcadia Round Barn

This well-produced video is situated at the historic Round Barn in Arcadia, Oklahoma, but focuses more on the Route 66 landmark’s longtime host, Mr. Sam. Arcadia from Stewart Perryman on Vimeo. Alas, Mr. Sam resigned as chairman of the Arcadia…

King bridge in St. Louis closes Monday for months

King bridge in St. Louis closes Monday for months

The Martin Luther King Bridge that connects East St. Louis, Illinois, to St. Louis is expected to close starting Monday for months because of repairs, reported the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The bridge, built as a toll bridge in 1951, needs…

Former owner of Grand Canyon Cafe dies

Former owner of Grand Canyon Cafe dies

Bill Yee, 93, an owner and operator of the historic Grand Canyon Cafe along Route 66 in downtown Flagstaff, Arizona, for more than 30 years, died June 28, according to an obituary in the Arizona Daily Sun. Diving into the…

New Mexico True Television focuses on Route 66

New Mexico Tourism & Travel recently uploaded two well-produced, 22-minute episodes from New Mexico True Television that focus on Route 66 in the Land of Enchantment. What’s good about these episodes you may encounter some attractions that you may have…

Former CNN staffer kills robber at Albuquerque motel

Former CNN staffer kills robber at Albuquerque motel

Former CNN anchor Lynne Russell and another former reporter for the cable news network became involved in a shootout Tuesday night at an Albuquerque motel that killed a robber, according to various news outlets, including the Albuquerque Journal. Russell and husband…

Pond ceremony will honor man’s heroism over Route 66

Pond ceremony will honor man’s heroism over Route 66

The headquarters of a medical society on Monday will rename its pond after a man for his heroic — and ultimately fatal — deed over Route 66 exactly¬†85 years ago in the Chicago area. The North American Spine Society of…

Longtime operator of Funks Grove Maple Sirup dies

Longtime operator of Funks Grove Maple Sirup dies

Steve Funk, a longtime operator of Funks Grove Maple Sirup along Route 66 in Funks Grove, Illinois, died at age 90 at his home on June 21, according to an obituary in the Bloomington Pantagraph. Funk served in the U.S.…

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