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Butch Breger, longtime caretaker of the Round Barn of Arcadia, dies

Ernest Lee “Butch” Breger, longtime caretaker of the historic Round Barn in Arcadia, Oklahoma, died Tuesday at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was 74. Breger also was part of the original Over the Hill Gang that helped restore the…

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Round Barn Rendezvous set for Sunday in Arcadia

Round Barn Rendezvous set for Sunday in Arcadia

Those who travel to the Round Barn of Arcadia, Oklahoma, on Sunday afternoon are in for a treat — the historic Route 66 site is hosting a Round Barn Rendezvous music event. All acoustic musicians are invitedĀ from noon to 4…

Surprise wedding at Route 66 Neon Festival

Surprise wedding at Route 66 Neon Festival

Those who attended the Arcadia Route 66 Neon Fest headquartered last weekend at Jim Ross’ house off old Route 66 near Arcadia, Oklahoma, got a surprise — the wedding of two longtime roadies,officiated by a third longtime roadie. Ross and…

Highway improvements won’t affect The Boundary

Highway improvements won’t affect The Boundary

Last month, word that the Oklahoma Department of Transportation would improve Oklahoma Route 66 between Arcadia and Luther made the owner of The Boundary wonder whether his barbecue restaurant would have to be razed. He’s probably resting easier after what…

Will The Boundary be endangered by Route 66 upgrades?

Will The Boundary be endangered by Route 66 upgrades?

The co-owner of The Boundary restaurant isn’t sure whether proposed improvements to Oklahoma Route 66 will force him out of business, but he’s going to to try to keep that from happening regardless. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation will host…

New Pops store opens in Nichols Hills today

New Pops store opens in Nichols Hills today

A new Pops restaurant and soda store opens today in the Nichols Hills area of north Oklahoma City, reported The Oklahaman newspaper. The new 5,000 square-foot restaurant will be open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily at 6447 Avondale Dr.…

More long-ago Route 66 adventures in a 1959 Cadillac

More long-ago Route 66 adventures in a 1959 Cadillac

Anthony Reichardt recently posted more videos from 1994 and 1995 when he drove Route 66 in a 1959 Cadillac. The first is of the Hackberry General Store in Hackberry, Arizona, when it was owned and operated by the now-deceased Route…

Brooks Building in Arcadia soon will have a Route 66-friendly tenant

Brooks Building in Arcadia soon will have a Route 66-friendly tenant

Joel Rayburn, owner of the Route 66-related GlassBoy Studios and Tourist Trap Tees, soon will move into the historic Brooks Building just a stone’s throw from the Round Barn in Arcadia, Oklahoma. Rayburn told me in a text he should…

POPS opening a location in north Oklahoma City

POPS, which quickly became a Route 66 landmark after its opening in Arcadia, Oklahoma, in 2007, will open another restaurant in the north Oklahoma City suburb of Nichols Hills, reported the Edmond Sun newspaper. The new POPS will be in…

Pops opens a stand at the Tulsa airport

In addition to its flagship location on Route 66 in Arcadia, Oklahoma, and a satellite location at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City, Pops in recent days opened a new location inside Tulsa International Airport. The report from KOTV…

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