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Appeals court lifts stoppage on Albuquerque Rapid Transit construction

Appeals court lifts stoppage on Albuquerque Rapid Transit construction

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday lifted an injunction that prevented the city of Albuquerque from beginning construction on the controversial Albuquerque Rapid Transit project on Central Avenue, aka Route 66. The Albuquerque Journal reported construction may begin next week,…

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When much of Route 66 was segregated

When much of Route 66 was segregated

If you’ve got an hour, watch this recent video about author and photographer Candacy Taylor, who attended the Bay Area Book Festival to talk about her research into Route 66 and the Negro Motorist Green Book. If you’re not familiar with the…

Owners of Summit Inn say they will rebuild

Owners of Summit Inn say they will rebuild

Amid the bad news about the historic Summit Inn restaurant burning down, a sliver of good news emerged Wednesday night — its owners plan to rebuild. The San Bernardino County Sun reported: But new owners Katherine Juarez and her brother Otto Recinos,…

Wildfire destroys landmark Summit Inn

Wildfire destroys landmark Summit Inn

A fast-moving wildfire in Cajon Pass in Southern California destroyed the Route 66 landmark Summit Inn restaurant on Tuesday night, confirmed several media outlets in the Los Angeles region. The Los Angeles Times posted video from the scene as flames…

Record crowds attend Birthplace of Route 66 Festival

Record crowds attend Birthplace of Route 66 Festival

A record 38,000 people attended the annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival in Springfield, Missouri, this past weekend. KOLR-TV reported 28,000 people attended on Saturday alone, with 5,000 on Friday and another 5,000 on Sunday. Vendors reported bigger crowd sizes,…

Springfield’s half-hidden historical gem

Springfield’s half-hidden historical gem

I’ve been on Route 66 in Springfield, Missouri, at least 10 times, probably more. But while surfing for Route 66 videos and looking over the city’s website for the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival, I stumbled onto a landmark that…

Winslow soon will dedicate a statue of Glenn Frey

Winslow soon will dedicate a statue of Glenn Frey

The Route 66 town of Winslow, Arizona, soon will erect a life-size bronze of The Eagles founder and “Take It Easy” co-songwriter Glenn Frey at Standin’ on a Corner Park in time for the annual Standin’ on a Corner Festival.…

Two Route 66 sites listed on Missouri’s Places in Peril

Two Route 66 sites listed on Missouri’s Places in Peril

The Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation recently listed two landmarks on Route 66 to its annual historic Places in Peril, and two more were placed on the group’s Watched list. The Route 66 Meramec River Bridge near Eureka and the Old Phillipsburg…

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…

Texas firm buys El Rey Inn in Santa Fe

Texas firm buys El Rey Inn in Santa Fe

El Rey Inn in Santa Fe, New Mexico, ended 80 years of family ownership when a Texas real-estate investment company recently bought the historic Route 66 motel. The Santa Fe New Mexican had the scoop Wednesday night: Terrell White, who…

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