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Jubelt’s in Litchfield to mark 95 years this weekend

Jubelt’s Bakery and Restaurant along old Route 66 in Litchfield, Illinois, will mark its 95th year with giveaways and specials this weekend. According to The Journal-News: Jubelt’s will be giving away 95 prizes over three days and offering $.95 price…

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David Clark to lead Chicagoland tour after Miles of Possibility conference

David Clark to lead Chicagoland tour after Miles of Possibility conference

David Clark, aka the Windy City Road Warrior, on Saturday will lead InSites to Go’s Saturday Night Sunset tour on Route 66 between Joliet, Illinois, and Chicago after the Route 66 Miles of Possibility conference in Joliet concludes. According to a…

Book review: “Secret Route 66”

Book review: “Secret Route 66”

Here’s where you know Jim Ross and Shellee Graham’s new book, “Secret Route 66,” is a success: Not only did they uncover more than a dozen obscure tidbits from the Mother Road that escaped my notice, I jumped into my…

New mural to be unveiled Sunday in Elkhart

New mural to be unveiled Sunday in Elkhart

A new Route 66-themed mural in downtown Elkhart, Illinois, will be unveiled Sunday during a weekend that includes the 11th annual Car Cruise-In at The Mill in nearby Lincoln, Illinois. Here’s more information about the mural from a news release:…

Charley’s Automotive Service in Grants named to National Register

Charley’s Automotive Service in Grants named to National Register

The long-closed Charley’s Automotive Service building along Route 66 in Grants, New Mexico, was named to the National Register of Historic Places. The designation became effective Oct. 4, according to a recent email from the National Park Service. The station…

Historic house for sale in Webb City being considered as a B&B

Historic house for sale in Webb City being considered as a B&B

A historic house on the north edge of downtown Webb City, Missouri, is on the market, and prospective buyers are considering it for use as bed-and-breakfast lodging. KSN-TV took a closer look at the Aylor House: The 3,000 square foot…

Book review: Charles Phoenix’s “Addicted to Americana”

Book review: Charles Phoenix’s “Addicted to Americana”

If you wondered whether famed pop-culture enthusiast Charles Phoenix included Route 66 attractions in his latest book, “Addicted to Americana” (180 pages, hardcover, illustrated, Prospect Park Books), all you have to do is glance at its cover. It contains an…

Restaurant inspired by Roy’s of Amboy opens in Barstow

Restaurant inspired by Roy’s of Amboy opens in Barstow

Roy’s Cafe, which features a neon sign inspired by another sign at the historic Roy’s of Amboy, California, recently opened on Route 66 in Barstow, California. Here’s the sign for the original Roy’s, for comparison’s sake: Carlos Aceves, Amboy town…

Tucumcari Motel sign emerges from the ashes

Tucumcari Motel sign emerges from the ashes

The last time most people saw the old Tucumcari Motel sign near downtown Tucumcari, New Mexico, the long-closed business was destroyed by a suspected arson fire about three years ago. Because it stood about 20 feet from the building, the…

Angel Delgadillo appears in “We Blew It” documentary

Angel Delgadillo appears in “We Blew It” documentary

Angel Delgadillo, known as the Guardian Angel of Route 66, makes a prominent appearance in the French-directed documentary “We Blew It,” that examines the long-lasting effects of the turbulent 1960s. “We Blew It,” directed by Jean-Baptiste Thoret, gets its title from…

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