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A closer look at Uranus, Missouri

A closer look at Uranus, Missouri

Louie Keen, fresh off his successful bid to make the Guinness Book of World Records, recently was featured in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch because of the success and growth of his Uranus Fudge Factory complex off Route 66 near St.…

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David Clark to lead Chicagoland tour after Miles of Possibility conference

David Clark to lead Chicagoland tour after Miles of Possibility conference

David Clark, aka the Windy City Road Warrior, on Saturday will lead InSites to Go’s Saturday Night Sunset tour on Route 66 between Joliet, Illinois, and Chicago after the Route 66 Miles of Possibility conference in Joliet concludes. According to a…

Street repairs uncover Route 66 bricks in Oklahoma City

Street repairs uncover Route 66 bricks in Oklahoma City

A history buff discovered a street-widening project along Kelley Avenue in Oklahoma City uncovered long-forgotten bricks used along that alignment of Route 66. Area resident Tony Emig stumbled onto the bricks while in traffic, reported KWTV: “I was looking at…

City of Pacific closes deal to buy Red Cedar Inn

City of Pacific closes deal to buy Red Cedar Inn

The city of Pacific, Missouri, recently completed its purchase of the closed Red Cedar Inn restaurant and will reopen it as visitors center, history museum and genealogy center sometime next year. The Washington Missourian reported the city paid $290,000 for…

Book review: “Secret Route 66”

Book review: “Secret Route 66”

Here’s where you know Jim Ross and Shellee Graham’s new book, “Secret Route 66,” is a success: Not only did they uncover more than a dozen obscure tidbits from the Mother Road that escaped my notice, I jumped into my…

It’s not just the military vehicles, it’s the people

It’s not just the military vehicles, it’s the people

Frank Kocevar, a former co-owner of Historic Seligman Sundries and a frequent videographer of Route 66 events in Arizona, took a slightly different angle with the Military Vehicle Preservation Association’s convoy down Route 66. He focused on the people in…

State receives two bidders for Garrett’s Desert Inn in Santa Fe

State receives two bidders for Garrett’s Desert Inn in Santa Fe

The state of New Mexico received two bidders for land containing the historic Garrett’s Desert Inn in downtown Santa Fe, and both bidders want updates to the property. The Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper reported HRV Hotel Partners and GreenTree Hospitality…

Michael Wallis inducted to Circle Cinema Walk of Fame

Michael Wallis inducted to Circle Cinema Walk of Fame

Michael Wallis, author of the best-selling “Route 66: The Mother Road” and the voice of the Sheriff of Radiator Springs in the Disney-Pixar “Cars” movies, recently was inducted into the Walk of Fame at the Circle Cinema in Tulsa. Wallis…

New mural to be unveiled Sunday in Elkhart

New mural to be unveiled Sunday in Elkhart

A new Route 66-themed mural in downtown Elkhart, Illinois, will be unveiled Sunday during a weekend that includes the 11th annual Car Cruise-In at The Mill in nearby Lincoln, Illinois. Here’s more information about the mural from a news release:…

Charley’s Automotive Service in Grants named to National Register

Charley’s Automotive Service in Grants named to National Register

The long-closed Charley’s Automotive Service building along Route 66 in Grants, New Mexico, was named to the National Register of Historic Places. The designation became effective Oct. 4, according to a recent email from the National Park Service. The station…

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