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“Church-Appropriate Dance Moves”

Chris Farley lives! That was my reaction from this whimsical video created by theChurch.at, based in the Tulsa region. Occasionally, while searching for Route 66 material, you’ll find the strangest — and funniest things. This is one of them. Church…

Boutique soon will open in Milk Bottle Building

Boutique soon will open in Milk Bottle Building

Prairie Gothic, a boutique store based in Guthrie, Oklahoma, next month will open a second location inside the historic Milk Bottle Building in Oklahoma City, reported The Oklahoman newspaper. The mother-daughter team Christie and Shirley Clifford own the store, which…

New Route 66 souvenir shop opens on Santa Monica Pier

New Route 66 souvenir shop opens on Santa Monica Pier

A new Route 66 gift shop in a custom, 16-foot Airstream trailer as opened in the Pacific Park amusement area on the Santa Monica Pier, according to a news release from Pier Communications. The shop doesn’t have a specific name,…

Chicago’s Willis Tower sold for $1.3 billion

Chicago’s Willis Tower sold for $1.3 billion

Chicago’s iconic Willis Tower, still called the Sears Tower by many Windy City residents, was sold for $1.3 billion to New York investment firm Blackstone Group last week. The price tag for the 110-story building — the second-tallest in the…

Gold Dome back on market

Gold Dome back on market

The historic Gold Dome building in Oklahoma City as back for sale after a company’s plans to turn it into its headquarters were scrapped because of a nosedive in oil prices, reported The Oklahoman last week. Building owner David Box…

Old Riverton Store marks 90 years

On Friday, the Old Riverton Store along old Route 66 in Riverton, Kansas, marked its 90th anniversary of business. Yes, the store actually predates Route 66 by about 18 months. The newest owner, Scott Nelson, who’s worked there since he…

The big threat facing Williams — and the Southwest

The big threat facing Williams — and the Southwest

The Route 66 town of Williams, Arizona, has faced plenty of adversity in its history — not the least the coming of Interstate 40 that re-routed east-west traffic and decimated its downtown, at least for a while. But a new…

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