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Albuquerque museums soon will begin Route 66 exhibits

Albuquerque museums soon will begin Route 66 exhibits

Two Albuquerque museums will launch new Route 66-themed exhibitions beginning Saturday, May 14, to mark the road’s 90th anniversary. Here’s how the Albuquerque Museum describes the upcoming “Route 66: Radiance, Rust, and Revival on the Mother Road” show: From her…

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Marathon Oil station in Miami sold at auction

Marathon Oil station in Miami sold at auction

The historic Miami Marathon Oil Station on an old alignment of Route 66 in Miami, Oklahoma, sold for $18,000 at auction Friday, but its new owner remains unknown for now. The Joplin Globe newspaper reported the station’s new owner declined…

A closer look at Albuquerque Rapid Transit

A closer look at Albuquerque Rapid Transit

The city of Albuquerque has this new, five-minute video that explains the design and concept behind the proposed Albuquerque Rapid Transit bus system that would run down Central Avenue, aka Route 66. Albuquerque Rapid Transit – Final from Two Hundred…

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…

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…

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