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Contents of Granny’s Closet restaurant in Flagstaff to be auctioned

Contents of Granny’s Closet restaurant in Flagstaff to be auctioned

Almost all the memorabilia and contents inside the closed Granny’s Closet restaurant and bar in Flagstaff, Arizona, will be auctioned April 28. Flagstaff Auctions will begin the auction at 10 a.m. that day for the Route 66 landmark at 218 S. Milton…

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Old Station in Williamsville has a new owner

Old Station in Williamsville has a new owner

The Old Station on old Route 66 in Williamsville, Illinois, changed hands a few months ago, and the new caretaker plans to keep much of the building’s old look. Keith A. Sculle wrote in The 66 News, published by the…

Route 66 bills in Congress need co-sponsors

Route 66 bills in Congress need co-sponsors

The Route 66: The Road Ahead Initiative is seeking to have Route 66 advocates lobby their local U.S. representative and senator to co-sponsor two bills working their way through Congress. The bills are HR 801, which would name Route 66…

Fort Reno loses state funding, cuts hours deeply

Oklahoma state government’s dire financial situation apparently forced it to halt funding for Fort Reno near El Reno, Oklahoma, just off old Route 66. According to a report by KOCO in Oklahoma City, the historic fort — which dates to the 1870s…

Revamped finale at Meramec Caverns

Revamped finale at Meramec Caverns

A few days ago, a friend of mine commented on Facebook she and her children took a tour of Meramec Caverns in Stanton, Missouri, including the big light-show-and-music finale in the caverns’ Theatre Room. She mentioned Celine Dion sang “God…

Fundraiser for Route 66 license-plate wall exceeds goal

Fundraiser for Route 66 license-plate wall exceeds goal

An online fundraiser to build a huge Route 66 map made of New Mexico license plates near Edgewood, New Mexico, recently exceeded its goal by more than $1,000. According to the FundRazr campaign launched by Roger Holden of RETRO —…

Route 66: The Road Ahead issues first-quarter report

Route 66: The Road Ahead issues first-quarter report

The Route 66: The Road Ahead Partnership recently issued a first-quarter report on its activities. I found it informative, and you probably will as well. The full text of the report is after the jump, lightly edited:

Some stunt drone-flying at Two Guns

Some stunt drone-flying at Two Guns

A drone pilot with enviable skills takes his aircraft up, over and even through parts of the ruins of the Route 66 ghost town of Two Guns, Arizona. According to the YouTube account, called RoadTripFPV, he is an aerospace engineer.…

Birthplace of Route 66 Festival announces additions

Birthplace of Route 66 Festival announces additions

Organizers for rapidly growing Birthplace of Route 66 Festival in Springfield, Missouri, announced several new features, including the giveaway of a 1932 Ford Roadster custom-built during the event. The car will be called the Mother Roadster. The project will bring together…

Filling Station in Lexington to reopen as Kelly’s on 66

Filling Station in Lexington to reopen as Kelly’s on 66

The long-closed Filling Station restaurant along Route 66 in Lexington, Illinois, is being renovated and soon will reopen as Kelly’s on 66. According to a Facebook post on Bloomington Normal Restaurant Scene, area restaurateur Kelly Tobin planned to begin renovations…

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