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More 1990s videos from a Route 66 journey in 1959 Cadillac

More 1990s videos from a Route 66 journey in 1959 Cadillac

Anthony Reichardt has uploaded more videos from when he traveled Route 66 during the early and mid-1990s in a 1959 Cadillac. Reichardt’s YouTube channel for the videos is here. The clips are notable for historical reasons, as many of the places…

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Make sure you read the Never Quite Lost blog

Make sure you read the Never Quite Lost blog

Thanks to a Route 66er on Facebook, I stumbled onto the Blue Miller’s Never Quite Lost weblog, which takes deep historical dives into assorted landmarks on Route 66. Never Quite Lost — subtitled “The Road Goes On Forever” — launched…

Route 66 fan producing documentary on music scene of Springfield, Missouri

Route 66 fan producing documentary on music scene of Springfield, Missouri

Dave Hoekstra, a big Route 66 fan for much of his 30-year career at the Chicago Sun-Times, is producing a film series about unheralded rich music scenes in the United States, including Springfield, Missouri. Titled “Song of an Unsung America,”…

Book review: “The 1928 Bunion Derby”

Book review: “The 1928 Bunion Derby”

Before going in-depth with this review of James R. Powell’s “The 1928 Bunion Derby,” prospective customers should know right away it is not a turn-by-turn guidebook to the infamous 3,423-mile Trans-American Footrace from Los Angeles to New York City —…

Old Gillett Farm on Elkhart Hill to be auctioned in August

Old Gillett Farm on Elkhart Hill to be auctioned in August

The historic and enormous Old Gillett Farm on top of Elkhart Hill just east of Elkhart, Illinois, will be sold at auction in August. The house isn’t on Route 66. But driving down the Mother Road, it’s hard to miss Elkhart Hill.…

The enduring fascination with Oklahoma Joe’s in Albuquerque

The enduring fascination with Oklahoma Joe’s in Albuquerque

One of the most popular comment threads in the nearly 12-year history of Route 66 News is the one about Oklahoma Joe’s, a restaurant along Route 66 that also became a tavern popular with University of New Mexico students. It…

Round Barn to celebrate 25th anniversary of its reopening

Round Barn to celebrate 25th anniversary of its reopening

The Round Barn in Arcadia, Oklahoma, on Sunday, June 11, will mark the 25th anniversary of the rehabilitation and reopening of the historic structure along Route 66. The event will run from 1 to 4 p.m. that day with live…

More 1990s video from Route 66 in a 1959 Cadillac

Anthony Reichardt recently uploaded more videos to YouTube from his travels on Route 66 during the early to mid-1990s in a 1959 Cadillac. At the least, the videos are valuable for historic reasons. Some of the places Reichardt visited have…

Tulsa will add markers to historic Route 66 sites

Tulsa will add markers to historic Route 66 sites

The city of Tulsa recently issued a request for a proposal from prospective contractors to place historical markers or plaques near Route 66 sites. The request by the city is here; the proposal must be submitted by June 14. In…

Staffers’ favorite parts of the Route 66 exhibit at the Missouri History Museum

Staffers’ favorite parts of the Route 66 exhibit at the Missouri History Museum

The Missouri History Museum in St. Louis recently launched a video series about the current “Route 66: Main Street Through St. Louis” exhibit. Staffers with the museum are asked about their favorite parts of the show. Here are their answers: And…

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