Route 66 News

Joplin: then and now

Patrick McPheron, an artist based in Los Angeles who is a native of Joplin, Missouri, put together this amazing video of century-old images from Joplin that deftly fades the images into current-day images from the same exact vantage point. Getting…

State of Oklahoma will sell former Route 66 motel

State of Oklahoma will sell former Route 66 motel

Anybody want to buy a Route 66 motel that was converted into a prison? If so, you’re in luck. The former Suntide Inn in Oklahoma City, later the now-closed Kate Barnard Community Correction Center, will be sold at auction June 15…

Military museum may come to Wilmington

Ohio native R. Fred Rolsten has amassed a sizable collection of military memorabilia from World War I, World War II and other eras that may end up on Route 66 in Wilmington, Illinois, reported Shaw Media. A search for a…

Auto museum with giant gas pump planned in Sapulpa

Auto museum with giant gas pump planned in Sapulpa

A Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum is being planned along the Mother Road in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, that includes a 20-foot-tall, vintage-inspired gas pump. The museum is being built in the old armory building (below) along Route 66 on Sapulpa’s west…

Large Indian statue moved to Edmond

Large Indian statue moved to Edmond

A large bronze statue of American Indian chief Touch the Clouds that once graced the Houston Oilers’ stadium was purchased and moved to a spot this week along Route 66 in Edmond, Oklahoma. According to the Edmond Sun newspaper, the statue…

Rocky Frisco, R.I.P.

Rocky Frisco, 77, a piano-playing legend in the Tulsa music scene, died Tuesday. In a career that spanned almost 60 years, Frisco probably was best-known as a longtime collaborator with another Tulsa music legend, J.J. Cale. But also played piano…

A word from our sponsor …

A word from our sponsor …

Ann Brimacombe, an art director based in Minneapolis, posted some of the television ads she worked on for Kmart and its Route 66 fashion line. As you can see, these whimsical ads take on a road-trip theme — including one…

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