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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…

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…

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