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The big threat facing Williams — and the Southwest

The big threat facing Williams — and the Southwest

The Route 66 town of Williams, Arizona, has faced plenty of adversity in its history — not the least the coming of Interstate 40 that re-routed east-west traffic and decimated its downtown, at least for a while. But a new…

Route 66 remains a big draw in Kingman

In a story about Route 66 in Kingman, Arizona, the Daily Miner newspaper unearthed some interesting data from a survey conducted in 2011. The story contains a lot of anecdotal information from owners of gas stations, restaurants and motels on…

Swiss investor, hipsters may bring back Kingman’s downtown

Swiss investor, hipsters may bring back Kingman’s downtown

There’s been a lot of talk in recent years about bringing back the long-moribund downtown of Kingman, Arizona, part of which sits onĀ old Route 66. But Swiss investor Werner Fleischmann and a bunch of artists, hipsters and entrepreneurs may actually…

Route 66 Alliance co-founder ‘optimistic’ about Tulsa museum

The Fox23 television station in Tulsa devoted about four minutes last week to a free-wheeling report about the Route 66 Alliance trying to raise money to build that long-planned Route 66 Experience museum near the banks of the Arkansas River…

Tower Motel in Santa Rosa closes to overnight travelers

Tower Motel in Santa Rosa closes to overnight travelers

The historic Tower Motel along Route 66 in Santa Rosa, New Mexico, recently closed to overnight travelers and may reopen for long-term guests, according to a recent print edition of the Guadalupe County Communicator. The motel was across from the…

A visit to Vega

This three-minute segment about the Route 66 town of Vega, Texas, was produced by Larry Lemmons for KVII-TV’s “Panhandle Spirit” series. Featured are Deborah Sue McDonald of the Oldham County Chamber of Commerce, Dot’s Mini Museum, Sheriff David Medlin, Miles…

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