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“Small Frame” music video shot at Roy’s of Amboy

“Small Frame” music video shot at Roy’s of Amboy

The Los Angeles-based folk-rock band, Highland Kites, shot a video for its song, “Small Frame,” at the historic Roy’s complex on Route 66 in Amboy, California. Small Frame – Highland Kites from Aaron Cota on Vimeo. The shoot was done…

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A story about Gay Parita station’s reopening

A story about Gay Parita station’s reopening

KYTV in Springfield, Missouri, aired a 2 1/2-minute feature on the Barbara Turner’s resurrection of the Gay Parita gas station on Route 66 west of Halltown, Missouri. The segment contains footage of the station’s late original owner and Barbara’s father,…

City buys Sprague Super Service station

City buys Sprague Super Service station

The city council of Normal, Illinois, on Monday night approved a deal for the purchase and maintenance of Terri Ryburn’s Sprague Super Service station on Route 66. Ryburn posted on her Facebook account shortly after the vote: Well, it’s official.…

City may buy Sprague Super Service station

City may buy Sprague Super Service station

The city of Normal, Illinois, will vote Monday on whether to buy and keep up Terri Ryburn’s historic Sprague Super Service station on old Route 66. The Bloomington Pantagraph reported: The council will consider a $458,000 investment, including $229,000 to…

Kelly’s Brew Pub gets new owners; lawsuit filed against it

Kelly’s Brew Pub gets new owners; lawsuit filed against it

Kelly’s Brew Pub, located in an old gas station and car dealership on Route 66 in Albuquerque, soon will be acquired by Santa Fe Dining. During the same week, media¬†outlets reported several current and former workers have filed a class-action…

Laurel Kane will be inducted into Oklahoma Route 66 Hall of Fame

Laurel Kane will be inducted into Oklahoma Route 66 Hall of Fame

Laurel Kane, co-owner of Afton Station in Afton, Oklahoma, will be inducted into the Oklahoma Route 66 Hall of Fame posthumously later this year, it was learned Saturday during a celebration of her life. A panel from the Oklahoma Route…

Cars on the Route put up for sale

Cars on the Route put up for sale

Cars on the Route of Galena, Kansas, which helped usher in a revival of its downtown, is being put up for sale.¬†It will remain open, however, for at least a few more weeks to greet Route 66 tourists. Renee Charles,…

Daughter revives Gary Turner’s Gay Parita station

Daughter revives Gary Turner’s Gay Parita station

The daughter of Gary Turner reopened the much-loved Gay Parita gas station west of Halltown, Missouri, 15 months after its patriarch died at age 70. Barbara Turner moved into her father and mother’s home behind the Route 66 landmark less…

Ambler-Becker Texaco station to host 90th birthday for Route 66

Ambler-Becker Texaco station to host 90th birthday for Route 66

An early birthday party for Route 66 will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. April 21 at the historic Ambler-Becker Texaco station in Dwight, Illinois. Although Route 66 doesn’t officially turn 90 until Nov. 11, this no doubt will…

Marathon Oil station in Miami sold at auction

Marathon Oil station in Miami sold at auction

The historic Miami Marathon Oil Station on an old alignment of Route 66 in Miami, Oklahoma, sold for $18,000 at auction Friday, but its new owner remains unknown for now. The Joplin Globe newspaper reported the station’s new owner declined…

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