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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…

Reminder: Icons poll open for 2 more weeks

Reminder: Icons poll open for 2 more weeks

Although a great many of you have long since voted, the poll begunĀ in early December about the top 10 icons of Route 66 remains open through Dec. 31. More than 18,000 votes have been collected so far. On midnight Dec.…

Cafe on the Route reopens

Cafe on the Route reopens

Cafe on the Route, a beloved restaurant on Route 66 in Baxter Springs, Kansas, that closed abruptly nearly two years ago, has reopened, according to the Joplin Globe. Tim and Julie Potter of nearby Miami, Oklahoma, bought the restaurant this…

Santo Domingo Trading Post may reopen by 2016

The historic Santo Domingo Trading Post at Santo Domingo, New Mexico, apparently has set a tentative reopening in 2016 after years of rebuilding following a devastating fire nearly 15 years ago. The Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper, checking on the…

Museum’s penny press includes one with a Route 66 logo

The McLean County Museum of History in Bloomington, Illinois, recently unveiled a penny press that can make a souvenir coin with Abraham Lincoln and the Route 66 shield. According to the Bloomington Pantagraph, the museum’s director of education wanted a…

Bel-Aire Motel will be gone by summer

The owners of the troubled Bel-Aire Motel in Springfield, Illinois, reached a settlement agreement this week with the city to vacate and tear down the historic structure within six months, reported the State Journal-Register. The decrepit and crime-infested motel had racked up…

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