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Rich Henry keeps hopping along

Rich Henry keeps hopping along

Look what hopped up in my feed. KSDK-TV, the popular NBC affiliate in St. Louis, gave two minutes to Henry’s Rabbit Ranch on old Route 66 in Staunton, Illinois. Henry’s been doing this schtick for more than 20 years now,…

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Appeals court lifts stoppage on Albuquerque Rapid Transit construction

Appeals court lifts stoppage on Albuquerque Rapid Transit construction

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday lifted an injunction that prevented the city of Albuquerque from beginning construction on the controversial Albuquerque Rapid Transit project on Central Avenue, aka Route 66. The Albuquerque Journal reported construction may begin next week,…

Record crowds attend Birthplace of Route 66 Festival

Record crowds attend Birthplace of Route 66 Festival

A record 38,000 people attended the annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival in Springfield, Missouri, this past weekend. KOLR-TV reported 28,000 people attended on Saturday alone, with 5,000 on Friday and another 5,000 on Sunday. Vendors reported bigger crowd sizes,…

Springfield’s half-hidden historical gem

Springfield’s half-hidden historical gem

I’ve been on Route 66 in Springfield, Missouri, at least 10 times, probably more. But while surfing for Route 66 videos and looking over the city’s website for the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival, I stumbled onto a landmark that…

Winslow soon will dedicate a statue of Glenn Frey

Winslow soon will dedicate a statue of Glenn Frey

The Route 66 town of Winslow, Arizona, soon will erect a life-size bronze of The Eagles founder and “Take It Easy” co-songwriter Glenn Frey at Standin’ on a Corner Park in time for the annual Standin’ on a Corner Festival.…

Fanning 66 Outpost closing down Thursday

Fanning 66 Outpost closing down Thursday

The owners of the Fanning 66 Outpost — most famous for the Route 66 Red Rocker giant rocking chair — announced Tuesday they would close the business effective Thursday because of “economic conditions.” Danny and Carolyn Sanazaro posted this message on…

Townsfolk seek to restore Virden History Mural

Townsfolk seek to restore Virden History Mural

A group of concerned residents seeks to restore the Virden History Mural in Virden, Illinois, on Route 66 that depicts the town’s transportation history. City officials dedicated the 52-by-19-foot mural by Greenville College professor John Hubbell in 2004. But it’s encountered hard times recently, reported…

More about Route 66 Welcome Center’s so-called solar road

More about Route 66 Welcome Center’s so-called solar road

Additional information emerged over the weekend about the oft-reported Route 66 Welcome Center solar road that will be installed near Conway, Missouri. The solar panels will be laid on a 12-by-20-foot section of sidewalk, not road surface, at the Route 66-themed rest area off…

Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum opens to public

Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum opens to public

A Tulsa television station took a look inside the Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, shortly after it opened to the public. Fox 23 filed this report from the museum, which is just off Route 66 on…

Grants soon will open Route 66 Neon Drive-Thru

Grants soon will open Route 66 Neon Drive-Thru

The city of Grants, New Mexico, is opening a Route 66 Neon Drive-Thru — a neon-outlined Route 66 shield motorists can drive their cars or pickups through. A ceremonial ribbon-cutting for the structure will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, according…

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