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Santo Domingo Trading Post may reopen by 2016

The historic Santo Domingo Trading Post at Santo Domingo, New Mexico, apparently has set a tentative reopening in 2016 after years of rebuilding following a devastating fire nearly 15 years ago. The Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper, checking on the…

Fundraiser launched for Route 66 barber shops documentary

A fellow that readers may recognize by the nickname of Haircut Harry is launching an Indiegogo fundraiser to make a documentary film about barber shops along Route 66. Titled “Zen and the Art of Barbering,” Harry wants to raise $5,000…

“Highway or My Way”

Frank Kocevar, the former co-owner of Historic Seligman Sundries in Seligman, Arizona, put together this Route 66-themed video a few days ago. Frank now has time to travel the Mother Road and meet the people he heard about or those…

New yacht model named Route 66

An Italian luxury yacht company, ISA Yachts, is building a 217-foot-long yacht called Route 66 for delivery in spring 2017, according to Superyacht Times. According to Superyacht Business, the Route 66 design was unveiled at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat…

Silica plant in Pacific plans major expansion

The U.S. Silica plant along old Route 66 near Pacific, Missouri, is planning an expansion that would double production there and add 117-foot-tall building, reported the Washington Missourian . The newspaper reported: U.S. Silica‚Äôs Pacific plant is a prime supplier…

Route 66 — a jobs creator

During a formal introduction Wednesday of the logo for the new Route 66 Visitors Center in Bloomington, Illinois — which we already reported months ago — local officials revealed some eyebrow-raising statistics about the economic value of the Mother Road.…

A shave from Angel Delgadillo

HairCut Harry is on a mission to have a hair-cutting experience in every country in the world. Recemtly, he stopped by Angel Delgadillo’s shop on Route 66 in Seligman, Arizona, to get a wet shave with a straight razor. This…

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