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Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program launches new, improved website

Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program launches new, improved website

The Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program, under the auspices of the National Park Service, on Monday announced the launch of a new website with a lot more features. Among the new goodies on the site: — A new National Park…

Best Western Route 66 program pays dividends

Longtime readers of this website may remember Best Western hotels launching The Kicks on Route 66 Tour campaign. In short, the campaign provided an interactive list of attractions along Route 66 and encouraged participation using social media and geocaches. I recently…

Next Exit History app needs more work

Next Exit History app needs more work

The Next Exit History app sounds like a good idea but needs plenty of extra work and refinement before I can recommend it to Route 66 fans and other roadies. Next Exit History was developed by the University of West Florida…

Excuse our mess

Things may look a little strange on Route 66 News over the next few days. That’s because we’re going to do housecleaning on the site, testing and a full face-lift. A couple of readers have emailed about the website loading…

We’re back

Route 66 News is back after a nearly five-day outage. In short, I encountered grave and unexpected troubles last week with the site’s hosting service and decided to move to a new host. The website went back up partially —…

Website needs more data on New Deal projects

The good news is someone has put together an interactive map of New Deal sites that were built beginning in the 1930s and are still standing. The bad news is the listings on the map are incomplete. Carthage, Missouri, for…

Evidence of criminal activity in Cuervo?

A man whose hobby is exploring abandoned buildings found evidence in the Route 66 ghost town of Cuervo, New Mexico, that someone might be engaging in sex crimes. As it turns out, that evidence turned up at another site off…

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