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A trip down Oklahoma’s Route 66, circa 2009

A trip down Oklahoma’s Route 66, circa 2009

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation recently began uploading videos to Vimeo, including this 17-minute trip down Route 66 in the Sooner State. It’s not a recent video, as I noted a few things that apparently have changed since it was…

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Son of tony restaurant owner charged in shooting at Eat-Rite Diner

Son of tony restaurant owner charged in shooting at Eat-Rite Diner

The son of one of the most acclaimed restaurants in St. Louis — even the country — was charged with shooting a man during a dispute in the parking lot of one of the city’s most blue-collar restaurants, the Eat-Rite…

Westport Lodge in Joplin to hold grand reopening as Enlight Inn on Monday

Westport Lodge in Joplin to hold grand reopening as Enlight Inn on Monday

The Westport Lodge motel, built in 1947 along Route 66 in Joplin, Missouri, will hold its grand reopening Monday as an Enlight Inn wellness center, motel and cafe. Joplin Globe business writer Wally Kennedy reports the motel at the corner of…

A look back at the Rock Cafe, Pop Hicks restaurants

A look back at the Rock Cafe, Pop Hicks restaurants

Anthony Reichardt recently uploaded a couple of more videos from his videotaped road trips on Route 66 in a 1959 Cadillac during the 1990s. The first is from the Rock Cafe in Stroud, Oklahoma, in 1994 and 1995. The first…

An interview with Jim Conkle

An interview with Jim Conkle

Those who ever have spent any time with longtime Route 66 aficionado Jim Conkle will recognize many of the things he says about the Mother Road in this interview. The 25-minute interview was done by host Joan Rudder-Ward on the…

Founder of Billy Ray’s Catfish & BBQ restaurant dies

Founder of Billy Ray’s Catfish & BBQ restaurant dies

Billy Ray Cooper, founder and owner of Billy Ray’s Catfish & BBQ along Route 66 in southwest Tulsa, died Monday, reported the Tulsa World. He was 65. The restaurant’s Facebook page posted this message Tuesday: It is with heavy hearts we…

The Mill grand opening set for April 29

The Mill grand opening set for April 29

The Mill in Lincoln, Illinois, will reopen as a museum during a grand opening April 29 after the former Route 66 restaurant finished renovations to make its restrooms accessible to the handicapped. Thanks to prompting from Route 66 Heritage Foundation…

Albuquerque relights El Vado Motel sign to mark redevelopment project

Albuquerque relights El Vado Motel sign to mark redevelopment project

The city of Albuquerque earlier this month held a ceremonial relighting of El Vado Motel’s neon sign to mark the beginning of a redevelopment project there that will preserve the historic Route 66 motel. Palindrome Communities and FDHC are redeveloping…

Lost Signal Brewing Co. opens in Springfield, Missouri

Lost Signal Brewing Co. opens in Springfield, Missouri

Lost Signal Brewing Co. opened last week in Springfield, Missouri, making it the fourth microbrewery in the city and the second on Springfield’s Route 66. Lost Signal opened Valentine’s Day at 610 W. College St. (aka Route 66) in a…

Tropics sign in Lincoln may be erected near original site by next year

Tropics sign in Lincoln may be erected near original site by next year

A local tourism bureau and a committee overseeing the restoration of The Tropics neon sign that once stood near Route 66 in Lincoln, Illinois, plan to erect the sign in the parking lot of a McDonald’s that will replace the original…

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