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Co-owner of Becky’s Barn dies

Becky Hargett, co-owner of Becky’s Barn antique store, visitors center and snack shop on old Route 66 near Auburn, Illinois, died Saturday, according to her husband Rick. Rick Hargett posted this message on Facebook on Saturday afternoon: Post by Rick…

The top 10 icons of Route 66 are …

The top 10 icons of Route 66 are …

The readers have spoken. We now know the top 10 icons of Route 66. About a month ago, we launched an online poll via PollDaddy.com to find out from readers what they considered to be Route 66’s top 10 icons. The…

Hollywood seeks a business improvement district on Route 66

Look who’s arrived to the party — the fabled neighborhood of Hollywood in Los Angeles is seeking a Hollywood Route 66 Business Improvement District along a 2 1/4-mile stretch of the Mother Road, reported the Beverly Press. The newspaper reported Los Angeles City Councilman…

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…

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