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Reminder: Icons poll open for 2 more weeks

Reminder: Icons poll open for 2 more weeks

Although a great many of you have long since voted, the poll begun in early December about the top 10 icons of Route 66 remains open through Dec. 31. More than 18,000 votes have been collected so far. On midnight Dec.…

Cafe on the Route reopens

Cafe on the Route reopens

Cafe on the Route, a beloved restaurant on Route 66 in Baxter Springs, Kansas, that closed abruptly nearly two years ago, has reopened, according to the Joplin Globe. Tim and Julie Potter of nearby Miami, Oklahoma, bought the restaurant this…

Palms Grill Cafe honored by Illinois Tourism

The historic Palms Grill Cafe in Atlanta, Illinois, has been given an “Enjoy Illinois: Delicious Destination” award from the Illinois Office of Tourism, it was announced Monday. According to a news release from Illinois Tourism and Logan County Tourism: “From…

“American Countryside” visits Holbrook

Andrew McCrea of “American Countryside” takes in a visit to the Route 66 town of Holbrook, Arizona, and explores the links that inspired the fictional town of Radiator Springs in the 2006 Disney-Pixar movie “Cars.” The segment focuses on the…

Willem Bor builds more Route 66 miniatures

Willem Bor, a roadie from the Netherlands who’s been building detailed scale models of Route 66 landmarks, has made a few more in recent months as gifts to fellow Mother Road fans. The first is a miniature of the ruins…

Ownership change indicated at Boot Hill in Vega

A series of Facebook posts in recent days and a direct message show an ownership change at Boot Hill Saloon & Grill Restaurant on Route 66 in Vega, Texas, has been made or is imminent. Owner, chef and reality-television contestant Rory…

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