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Full inventory of Negro Motorist Green Book sites released

Full inventory of Negro Motorist Green Book sites released

Here’s another reason to go on a road trip: The Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program has released a list of all the properties listed in the Negro Motorist Green Book from 1936 to 1964 during the Jim Crow era of…

Barbecue stand opens at Pioneer Camp site in Wellston

Barbecue stand opens at Pioneer Camp site in Wellston

An award-winning barbecue pitmaster recently opened a restaurant inside a converted railroad car at the old Pioneer Camp site along Route 66 in Wellston, Oklahoma, according to an article by KFOR-TV in Oklahoma City. Levi Bouska runs the Butcher BBQ…

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…

Big Texan Steak Ranch considers moving

Big Texan Steak Ranch considers moving

The Big Texan Steak Ranch in east Amarillo may move from the location it’s called home more for than 40 years, according to a big article in the Amarillo Globe-News. Co-owners Bobby and Danny Lee, sons of late Big Texan founder Bob Lee, told…

Lightning strike closes Santa Rosa restaurant for weeks

Lightning strike closes Santa Rosa restaurant for weeks

The historic Route 66 Restaurant in Santa Rosa, New Mexico, will be closed for weeks after a lightning strike destroyed the building’s electrical system, according to this week’s print edition of the Guadalupe County Communicator, based in Santa Rosa. The…

‘Great Food Truck Race’ on Route 66 begins Aug. 23

‘Great Food Truck Race’ on Route 66 begins Aug. 23

The sixth season of the Food Network’s “The Great Food Truck Race” begins Aug. 23 with a variety of challenges along Route 66 towns, according to a news release this week. The season opener will air at 9 p.m. Eastern…

Route 66 Malt Shop soon will close

Route 66 Malt Shop soon will close

What appeared to be almost inevitable is becoming reality — the Route 66 Malt Shop in Albuquerque soon will close after losing its lease, according to a report by KRQE-TV in Albuquerque. It was reported in April the restaurant had…

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