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Co-creator of Mr. D’z Route 66 Diner dies

Co-creator of Mr. D’z Route 66 Diner dies

Roy Dunton, a longtime Route 66 resident who with his son built Mr. D’z Route 66 Diner and a slew of automotive businesses in Kingman, Arizona, died last week at age 95. According to an obituary in the Kingman Daily…

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Book review: “John T. Woodruff”

Book review: “John T. Woodruff”

Cyrus Avery of Tulsa is known worldwide as the “Father of Route 66.” Springfield, Missouri, is known as the “Birthplace of Route 66.” John Woodruff never earned a tagline with his name. But a new book leaves little doubt he played a…

Sluggish road project hampers Route 66 business

Sluggish road project hampers Route 66 business

It’s no secret a road-construction project can put a serious crimp on the revenue of businesses that depend on that traffic. But the Indian Village Gift Shop at Continental Divide, New Mexico, really suffered from one this year. Completion of…

More about Route 66 Welcome Center’s so-called solar road

More about Route 66 Welcome Center’s so-called solar road

Additional information emerged over the weekend about the oft-reported Route 66 Welcome Center solar road that will be installed near Conway, Missouri. The solar panels will be laid on a 12-by-20-foot section of sidewalk, not road surface, at the Route 66-themed rest area off…

Is the Big Texan Steak Ranch on Route 66?

Is the Big Texan Steak Ranch on Route 66?

The answer: Yes. It sits on an obscure and short-lived alignment of Route 66 from the 1920s. More on this later. While recently reporting the Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo, Texas, likely will begin building a bigger complex soon, I wrote this…

DVD review: “The Missouri Maze”

DVD review: “The Missouri Maze”

Unoccupied Route 66 continues its mix of history and atmospheric images of forlorn Route 66 sites in its latest documentary, “The Missouri Maze.” The 26-minute film ($14.95 list, shipping included), directed by KC Keefer and hosted by Nick Gerlich, tells about…

Route 66-Lincoln Highway marker erected in Joliet

Route 66-Lincoln Highway marker erected in Joliet

The city of Joliet, Illinois, long has been known by historians as boasting the intersection of two historic roads — Route 66 and the Lincoln Highway. Now casual travelers will learn of this major crossroads with a new, 7-foot-tall marker at…

Route 66 Welcome Center in Missouri may get solar-powered road

Route 66 Welcome Center in Missouri may get solar-powered road

The Route 66 Welcome Center off Interstate 44 in Conway, Missouri, may get a roadway made of solar panels, according the Kansas City Star and other media. The proposal is part of the Missouri Department of Transportation’s Road to Tomorrow initiative, which…

Route 66 part of Devore Interchange Project not quite finished

Route 66 part of Devore Interchange Project not quite finished

Friday marked the finish of a huge part of the $324 million Devore Interchange Project in Southern California. However, the part that would have reconnected a two-mile section of Route 66 for the first time in decades won’t be finished…

Los Angeles may preserve ‘Green Book’ properties

Los Angeles may preserve ‘Green Book’ properties

Los Angeles and the Getty Conservation Institute are exploring the possibility of rehabbing and protecting about 50 properties once listed in the Negro Motorist Green Book. A few of the properties may be designated as L.A. Historic-Cultural Monuments, reported the Los Angeles Times. The…

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