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Ted Drewes Frozen Custard’s other business

Ted Drewes Frozen Custard’s other business

Many Route 66 travelers may not know Ted Drewes Frozen Custard in St. Louis runs a side business that has nothing to do with dessert. For about a month during the holiday season, it sells Christmas trees and other greenery harvested…

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Amarillo officially declared a cultural district

Amarillo officially declared a cultural district

Amarillo officially recently was designated a cultural district by the Texas Commission on the Arts. Amarillo was one of 35 cities receiving the cultural-district tag, according to a story in the Amarillo Globe-News. It took two years for the city to…

New firearms store / gun range using pieces of Hawkins Mill

New firearms store / gun range using pieces of Hawkins Mill

A new firearms store and gun range is being built along Route 66 in Springfield, Missouri, at the old Hawkins Mill site and using pieces of it in its design. Cherokee Firearms of Springfield is building a new facility at…

MoDOT accelerates replacement of Carthage bridge

MoDOT accelerates replacement of Carthage bridge

The Missouri Department of Transportation is greatly accelerating the replacement of a railroad bridge on Missouri 96, aka Route 66, on the northeast side of Carthage, Missouri, giving hope the project will prove much less disruptive to Route 66 businesses. According to…

Two buildings at Rio Pecos Ranch Truck Terminal torn down

Two buildings at Rio Pecos Ranch Truck Terminal torn down

Two buildings of the long-closed Rio Pecos Ranch Truck Terminal along old Route 66 in Santa Rosa, New Mexico, were leveled to their foundations earlier this month, according to a recent print edition of The Communicator newspaper in Santa Rosa. The Rio…

DeCamp Junction will be auctioned Dec. 3

DeCamp Junction will be auctioned Dec. 3

The historic DeCamp Junction bar and softball field and its memorabilia on old Route 66 near Staunton, Illinois, will be put up for public auction Dec. 3 because its owners are retiring. Ahrens & Niemeier will begin the auction at 8:30 a.m.…

Savior of Twin Arrows landmark found dead in murder-suicide

Savior of Twin Arrows landmark found dead in murder-suicide

Mary Smeal, who reportedly was responsible more than any other person for the restoration a few years ago of the Twin Arrows off Route 66 in Arizona, was found dead Wednesday an apparent murder-suicide. Coconino County sheriff’s deputies found the…

Zettlers Route 66 store in Ash Fork put up for sale

Zettlers Route 66 store in Ash Fork put up for sale

The owners of the Zettlers Route 66 store in Ash Fork, Arizona, have put the business up for sale less than a year after opening it. Kirk and Yvette Slack finished about 15 months of cleaning and renovations to the historic building on…

Jack Brown, CEO of Stater Bros. Markets, dies at 78

Jack Brown, CEO of Stater Bros. Markets, dies at 78

Jack Brown, 78, longtime CEO of Southern California’s Stater Bros. Markets chain, died Sunday night surrounded by family members, according to a news release from the company Monday. Stater Bros. was the longtime chief sponsor of the Route 66 Rendezvous in San…

Exploring the ruins of Ella’s Frontier

Exploring the ruins of Ella’s Frontier

Crowd-funded filmmaker Dan Bell recently explored the ruins of Ella’s Frontier off old Route 66 near Joseph City, Arizona. He interspersed the film with footage from the 1980s shortly after the business closed with the owner’s death in 1984. According…

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