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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…

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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…

Galena Viaduct wins grants to finish restoration

Galena Viaduct wins grants to finish restoration

The Galena Viaduct, also known as the Front Street Bridge, north of Galena, Kansas, recently received almost $400,000 in grants to finish its restoration. The bridge recently received a federal $193,836 Community Development Block Grant and a $193,837 match from Cherokee…

The ghosts of Tom Joad

The ghosts of Tom Joad

Below the new and idyllic Route 66 Roadside Park in Springfield, Missouri, a campground for the homeless has sprung up in recent months. KYTV in Springfield talked to Heather Cooper, one of the homeless there: “I have post traumatic stress disorder…

Holbrook Dairy Queen sign allowed to stay

Holbrook Dairy Queen sign allowed to stay

Less than two weeks ago, it was learned Dairy Queen wanted a franchise along Route 66 in Holbrook, Arizona, to replace its 50-year-old neon sign. Hundreds of preservationists launched a Change.org petition and called and emailed DQ headquarters in response,…

Chinese film includes Route 66 as a setting

Chinese film includes Route 66 as a setting

A Chinese romance film, “Run for Love,” prominently features Route 66 as one of its settings, reported China Daily. “Run for Love,” which will be released in Chinese theaters on Feb. 14 (not a coincidence), features five love stories filmed by…

A chat with Dries Bessels

KC Keefer’s Genuine Route 66 Life video series released its latest clip, an interview with Dries Bessels. Bessels co-founded the Dutch Route 66 Association in the Netherlands and guides motorcycle tours down Route 66 annually. It probably is safe to say Bessels…

Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum set to open by March

Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum set to open by March

The Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, will have a soft opening in late March and an official opening June 1, according to Richard Holmes, president of the nonprofit museum. The museum at 13 Sahoma Lake Road, just…

Oklahoma Land Run marker remains broken after two years

A marker on Route 66 that tells of one of Oklahoma’s historic land runs remains unrepaired about two years after someone broke it. KOCO-TV in Oklahoma City reports that, as usual, the problem is a lack of money: The Run of 89…

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