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Anyone know anything about this clock?

Anyone know anything about this clock?

A reader is asking about the origins of a Route 66 clock he hopes to repair. An email from Kevin Knaup of Frontenac, Kansas, read: It belonged to my dad at one time and I’ve had it for about 10…

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Wayne Hancock will headline Rockabilly on the Route

Wayne Hancock will headline Rockabilly on the Route

Texas musician Wayne “The Train” Hancock has been chosen as the headlining Saturday night act during the third annual Rockabilly on the Route festival in Tucumcari, New Mexico, on June 4-7. Hancock is best-known for the song “Thunderstorms and Neon Signs.” He…

Illinois county gets $2 million grant for Route 66 Bike Trail

McLean County, Ill., has received $2 million in state funds to build a five-mile segment of the Route 66 Bike Trail from the north side of Normal to Towanda, according to the Bloomington Pantagraph. The newspaper said: County Engineer Eric…

Dutch Route 66 Association formed

Six Route 66 fans in the Netherlands recently formed the Dutch Route 66 Association during a dinner in Amsterdam “with the aim of promoting Route 66 and providing information to whomever has a need for it.” At left is the…

Kenny Vaughan’s version of “Route 66”

Guitar-slinger and Oklahoma native Kenny Vaughan and a group of crack musicians perform a western swing-influenced version of Bobby Troup’s most famous song, “Route 66.” Vaughan has played guitar with a slew of people in the Nashville, but remains best known…

Boots Motel needs help with “Raze the Roof” project

The Boots Motel, a Route 66 landmark in Carthage, Mo., needs both volunteer and financial assistance in the coming weeks for its “Raze the Roof” effort. The new owners want to remove the motel’s gabled roof so its original flat…

Matriarch of Joe & Aggie’s restaurant dies

Alice Gallegos, daughter of the founders of the historic Joe & Aggie’s Cafe in Holbrook, Ariz., and a longtime co-operator of the Route 66 restaurant herself, died at age 72 on Tuesday in nearby Show Low, Ariz., according to an…

Famed movie studio buildings in West Hollywood to be razed

The bulldozers soon will arrive for a series of buildings in West Hollywood, Calif., that once were used by the Warner Bros. and other movie studios, reported the Los Angeles Times. The buildings sit at the corner of Route 66. The…

Programming note

If you see a few funky things on Route 66 News in the coming days, there’s probably good reason for it. Route 66 News is moving from WordPress.com to a hosted site using the WordPress.org platform. It should be a…

The year in review from one corner of the road

Historic Seligman Sundries in Seligman, Ariz., has posted a “2011 in Review” video. I asked owner Frank Kocevar whether he was doing this early, since 2011 still has about 10 weeks left. But he said their tourism season ends in…

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