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More 1993 footage from a Route 66 trip

More 1993 footage from a Route 66 trip

Anthony Reichardt has uploaded more videos from a Route 66 trip he took with a friend in August 1993 in a 1959 Cadillac. The first is a visit to Our Lady of the Highways Shrine near Raymond, Illinois. The shrine…

New T-shirt features Whoopee Coaster

Tourist Trap Tees, based in Oklahoma, is┬áreleasing a new T-shirt featuring a Mother Road legend from Illinois. This one is the Whoopee Coaster of Lyons (also known as the Whoopie Coaster) — a long wooden structure basically designed as a…

2015 cost-share grants for Route 66 announced

The Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program announced four cost-share grants totaling more than $97,000 for 2015. Boots Court architectural neon restoration, Carthage, Missouri, $20,000 grant, $20,565 match: Built in 1939, the Boots Court Motel is an outstanding example of a…

A look at Route 66 in 1993

A look at Route 66 in 1993

Anthony Reichardt of Santa Ana, California´╗┐, drove his 1959 Cadillac down old Route 66 in the fall of 1993 has uploaded several videos from that journey. In them, you’re likely to see things you never may see again. Such as…

The Tropics, Steve’s Cafe inducted into Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame

The Tropics, Steve’s Cafe inducted into Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame

The Tropics Restaurant and Lounge of Lincoln, Illinois, and Steve’s Cafe of Chenoa, Illinois, recently were inducted into the Route 66 Hall of Fame of Illinois. Both businesses now are defunct. Nominees must have made “significant contributions to the character…

Circle Inn Malt Shop marks 60th year

Circle Inn Malt Shop marks 60th year

The Circle Inn Malt Shop on old Route 66 in Bourbon, Missouri, is in the midst of its 60th year in business, according to Sullivan Independent News. Originally built in 1955 by Bud and Marie Ware, the malt shop was…

Haunted House restaurant in Oklahoma City soon will reopen

Haunted House restaurant in Oklahoma City soon will reopen

The Haunted House restaurant near Route 66 in Oklahoma City reopened during the July 4 weekend with a slightly different name but the same unique decor, according to the new owner’s website, its Facebook page and a recent article by…

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