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A high-speed trip on Route 66 through the Mojave Desert

A high-speed trip on Route 66 through the Mojave Desert

A dedicated driver known only by the name of Forgotten Hwy recently uploaded footage of drives on Route 66 through California’s Mojave Desert. These are quality, high-speed videos with annotations of towns, prominent crossroads and streets encountered on the Mother…

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Illinois touts Route 66 to young people in new “Up for Amazing” campaign

Illinois touts Route 66 to young people in new “Up for Amazing” campaign

The Illinois Office of Tourism recently released its new “Up for Amazing” advertising campaign designed to draw tourists from the millennial generation and Generation X to the state. Route 66 features prominently in at least two of the 30-second ads. And…

Motel Safari in Tucumcari is up for sale

Motel Safari in Tucumcari is up for sale

The owners of the historic and nicely restored Motel Safari in Tucumcari, New Mexico, announced they have put the Route 66 property up for sale. Co-owner Richard Talley put the word out with a message on the Route 66 World…

A note to readers

If you have noticed periodic outages at Route 66 News in the past few weeks — especially this morning for nearly an hour — it’s because the website was subject to what appears to be brute-force attacks by other computers…

Route 66 Alliance working on Negro Motorist Green Book website project

Route 66 Alliance working on Negro Motorist Green Book website project

The Route 66 Alliance and Mike McUsic are working on a website to help pass along photos, stories and video about Route 66 sites listed in editions of the Negro Motorist Green Books from 1936 to 1964, plus plenty of…

A little tinkering under the hood

This is the time of year, during the tourism off-season, when Route 66 News needs to do some updates in both its page content and its digital motor. So if you see something a little odd here or there, it’s…

Springfield, Missouri, releases “story maps” website

Springfield, Missouri, releases “story maps” website

Ahead of the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival this weekend, the city of Springfield, Missouri, launched an interactive “story map” website detailing about 80 Route 66 businesses that once stood or still exist in the city and its outskirts. According…

Albuquerque offers olive branch to Route 66 businesses

Albuquerque offers olive branch to Route 66 businesses

As Albuquerque and dozens of businesses awaited a judge’s ruling this week on a lawsuit against the Albuquerque Rapid Transit plan, the city unveiled a new website touting the Route 66 corridor and gave details about a loan program for those affected businesses. The…

Former Cafe on the Route is up for sale

Former Cafe on the Route is up for sale

The historic building in Baxter Springs, Kansas, best-known as the former home of Cafe on the Route, apparently has been put up for sale, based on a slick video and website touting the property. The website’s name uses property’s address, 1101…

“Tucumcari Tonite” videos go live

Tucumcari Tonite, the website of the tourism department for the city of Tucumcari, New Mexico, uploaded three new videos Thursday. KC Keefer, who’s known in Mother Road circles for his Genuine Route 66 Life video series, directed and produced the videos. If you’ve…

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