Route 66 News

Students show design proposals for Tulsa’s Route 66

A group of University of Oklahoma architecture students on Thursday unveiled their redesigns of 11th Street in Tulsa that incorporates modern looks but pays tribute to the street’s Route 66 history. The News on 6 station in Tulsa had this…

New T-shirts pay tribute to Route 66 legends

New T-shirts pay tribute to Route 66 legends

A graphic designer in Oklahoma has collaborated with two well-known Route 66 enthusiasts to create his Tourist Trap Tees line, which pays tribute to legends of the Mother Road. Tourist Trap Tees has shirts inspired by Rimmy Jim’s Trading Post…

‘The Blue Whale’ film will be made at its namesake

‘The Blue Whale’ film will be made at its namesake

A former Tulsa-area resident is returning home this summer to shoot a movie titled “The Blue Whale” — some of it at the Route 66 landmark by the same name in Catoosa, Oklahoma. According to the Tulsa World, Jonathan Rossetti,…

What are the top 10 restaurants of Route 66?

What are the top 10 restaurants of Route 66?

A few months ago, we engaged in a reader poll that asked the seemingly simple, but surprisingly complicated question: “What are the top 10 icons of Route 66?” Many readers enjoyed filling out the poll, as it brought back memories of…

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band to play at Birthplace of Route 66 Festival

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band to play at Birthplace of Route 66 Festival

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, along with special guest Pure Prairie League, will perform Aug. 14 at the historic Gillioz Theatre during the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival in Springfield, Missouri, according to the Springfield News-Leader. The country-rock band, which…

Amboy School may become home to artists colony

Amboy School may become home to artists colony

The long-closed Amboy School in the desolate Route 66 hamlet of Amboy, California, may become a center for an artists colony, according to the Needles Desert Star in Needles, California. The Needles Unified School District owns the property, and is…

Michael Wallis appears on C-SPAN

Michael Wallis appears on C-SPAN

“Route 66: The Mother Road” author Michael Wallis talks about Cyrus Avery, Tulsa, and the history of Route 66 during a 14-minute segment on the C-SPAN cable channel. This segment was filmed just a few weeks ago in Tulsa. The…

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