Route 66 News
Rock Creek Bridge reopens to traffic

Rock Creek Bridge reopens to traffic

The historic Rock Creek Bridge near Sapulpa, Oklahoma, was reopened to traffic Wednesday morning after a ceremony marking the occasion attended by the state’s lieutenant governor. Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb was there to cut the ceremonial ribbon to the bridge,…

Association asks for help to open I-40 in California to cyclists

Association asks for help to open I-40 in California to cyclists

The Adventure Cycling Association is petitioning the California Department of Transportation to open Interstate 40 to cyclists because old Route 66 through the Mojave Desert is still closed due to flood damage and because the old Mother Road is too…

Pontiac lands another museum

The Route 66 town of Pontiac, Illinois, has gained another museum to its bulging portfolio — one that’s dedicated to basketball in the the Land of Lincoln that’s scheduled to open by summer 2016. According to the Bloomington Pantagraph, the…

‘Singing Road’ already needs to be restriped

‘Singing Road’ already needs to be restriped

Barely three months after it was first installed, the New Mexico Department of Transportation will put new markings on the pavement of the “Singing Road” section of Route 66 east of Albuquerque because the old markings apparently have worn off.…

Ernie Banks broke the Cubs color line

I didn’t know this until nearly two days after his death, but Ernie Banks, aka Mr. Cub, essentially was the first player to break the color line with Chicago’s National League baseball club. Sports writer Joe Posnanski explains: At that…

National Trust shepherds preservation plan for Southwest Museum

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has added the century-old Southwest Museum of the American Indian as a “national treasure” and is devising a plan for its future, according to the Los Angeles Times. Here’s what the newspaper found out:…

Owner of Gay Parita Sinclair station dies

Owner of Gay Parita Sinclair station dies

Gary Turner, the beloved owner of the Gay Parita Sinclair gas station on old Route 66 west of Halltown, Missouri, died Thursday night. Turner’s daughter, Barb Barnes, confirmed his passing Friday morning. Turner had battled health problems in the last…

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