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Arizona unveils Mother Road Bucks

Arizona unveils Mother Road Bucks

The Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona is issuing Mother Road Bucks that will be accepted at Route 66 gift shops and attractions in the state. The Mother Road Bucks were issued to mark Route 66’s 90th anniversary. Each Mother Road…

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More about the new Mojave Trails National Monument

More about the new Mojave Trails National Monument

Media reports and news releases from the U.S. government have provided more details about President Barack Obama’s declaration Friday of 1.6 million acres of Southern California desert as the Mojave Trails National Monument. The monument includes 105 miles of Route 66 from…

President to designate Mojave Trails National Monument today

President to designate Mojave Trails National Monument today

President Barack Obama today will name three national monuments in the California desert, including the Mojave Trails National Monument that includes Route 66 from Needles to Ludlow. According to the Associated Press, Obama will announce it today, but multiple news media outlets reported the…

2016 will be make-or-break for Route 66 State Park bridge

2016 will be make-or-break for Route 66 State Park bridge

With the Route 66 State Park bridge near Eureka, Missouri, facing an early 2017 deadline, the Great Rivers Greenway is raising funds in an effort save the bridge from demolition and even restore it. The $325,000 earmarked by the Missouri Department of Transportation for demolition…

Cool Springs Camp needs a caretaker

Cool Springs Camp needs a caretaker

The caretaker at Cool Springs Camp on Route 66 between Kingman and Oatman, Arizona, is retiring soon, and the owner is looking for someone to replace him. Owner Ned Leuchtner said he’s looking for someone to run the gift shop,…

Feds urge grant for Albuquerque Rapid Transit plan

Feds urge grant for Albuquerque Rapid Transit plan

The Federal Transit Administration on Tuesday urged approval of a $69 million federal grant to convert the center of nine miles of Albuquerque’s Central Avenue (aka Route 66) into a bus system called Albuquerque Rapid Transit. The Albuquerque Journal and…

Route 66 in 6.6 minutes

Here’s a well-edited time-lapse video of a fellow who traveled Route 66 — including a side trip to Las Vegas — in a 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air during the wintertime. My favorite time-lapse travel video is this one from 2011. It’s…

The saint of ANEW Living

The saint of ANEW Living

Nearly a year ago, we reported about ANEW Living, which was converting a run-down Route 66 motel in Flagstaff, Arizona, into temporary, affordable rental housing to those who are homeless. The former 66 Motel offers single rooms or studios for $600 to…

Mojave Blues

Mojave Blues

Filmmaker Harun Mehmedinovic a few days ago uploaded this stunning time-lapse video of storms and the nighttime skies over Route 66 in California’s Mojave Desert. If you watch this on a personal computer, I advise you watch it in full-screen mode…

Sky View Drive-In has new owners

Sky View Drive-In has new owners

The Paul family owned the Sky View Drive-In Theatre along Route 66 in Litchfield, Illinois, for the last 30 years. By early March, another family in Litchfield also will own the theater. The Sky View is under contract to be bought by two…

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