Route 66 News

Joplin city council OKs architectural study on century-old garage

The city council of Joplin, Missouri, voted 6-3 to approve a $14,000 architectural study on a circa-1920 garage that’s envisioned as a Route 66 welcome center, according to the Joplin Globe. The money for the study will come from motel tax…

Haunted House restaurant in Oklahoma City soon will reopen

Haunted House restaurant in Oklahoma City soon will reopen

The Haunted House restaurant near Route 66 in Oklahoma City reopened during the July 4 weekend with a slightly different name but the same unique decor, according to the new owner’s website, its Facebook page and a recent article by…

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…

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