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Book review: “The Zeon Files”

Book review: “The Zeon Files”

“The Zeon Files” provides a colorful glimpse of Albuquerque’s past with dozens of a company’s working drawings of neon signs that once graced the Route 66 corridor decades ago. But what’s most striking is the drawings are revealed as detailed and precise as any architectural rendering.…

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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…

Joplin’s Jewish temple soon will mark its centennial

Joplin’s Jewish temple soon will mark its centennial

The United Hebrew Congregation of Joplin, Missouri, will hold an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. June 12 to mark the 100th anniversary of its uniquely designed Jewish temple, situated on Route 66. Historic Murphysburg Preservation Inc., a group…

A long-ago chat with Juan Delgadillo at the Snow Cap Drive-In

A long-ago chat with Juan Delgadillo at the Snow Cap Drive-In

Anthony Reichardt recently posted another video from the early 1990s, when he and a pal drove Route 66 in a 1959 Cadillac. In it, Reichardt chats with Juan Delgadillo, late owner of the Snow Cap Drive-In restaurant in Seligman, Arizona,…

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…

Reporter walking length of Oklahoma City’s Route 66

Reporter walking length of Oklahoma City’s Route 66

Brianna Bailey, a reporter for The Oklahoman newspaper, has begun a fascinating examination of Route 66 in Oklahoma City — she’s walking a mile a day on the Mother Road. Here’s a video by the newspaper from Day 1, along…

Trailer for “The Missouri Maze” film released

Trailer for “The Missouri Maze” film released

Filmmaker KC Keefer and host Nick Gerlich of Unoccupied Route 66 recently released this trailer for “The Missouri Maze,” an area of the Show Me State where Route 66 was rerouted several times. The ruins of John’s Modern Cabins near Newburg, Missouri,…

New research solidifies Springfield as birthplace of Route 66

New research solidifies Springfield as birthplace of Route 66

   For several years, the town of Springfield, Missouri, has proclaimed itself as the “Birthplace of Route 66” and in recent years launched a fast-growing festival of the same name. Now it appears new historical research has deepened the link between…

Interview with a former Harvey Girl from La Posada

Interview with a former Harvey Girl from La Posada

This new, well-produced interview features JoAn Fuller, who worked as a Harvey Girl at La Posada at Winslow, Arizona, during the mid-1940s. Fuller also lived near Route 66 in Prewitt, New Mexico, when her husband worked for the railroad. JoAn Fuller…

Filmmaker needs music for Route 66 documentary

Filmmaker needs music for Route 66 documentary

A New York-based filmmaker who’s making a documentary, “The Revival,” about the renaissance of Route 66 after it was decertified as a U.S. highway needs some music from Oklahomans to help her finish the film. Kaila Keller, who hails from Tulsa,…

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