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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 invited from noon to 4…

Round Barn to celebrate 25th anniversary of its reopening

Round Barn to celebrate 25th anniversary of its reopening

The Round Barn in Arcadia, Oklahoma, on Sunday, June 11, will mark the 25th anniversary of the rehabilitation and reopening of the historic structure along Route 66. The event will run from 1 to 4 p.m. that day with live…

GlassBoy Studios opens in Arcadia

GlassBoy Studios opens in Arcadia

Joel Rayburn’s GlassBoy Studios neon-lighting company — also home to Tourist Trap Tees –opened for business last week in downtown Arcadia, Oklahoma, next to Route 66 and the town’s famous Round Barn. The above photo is shows the business and the custom-painted Route 66…

Mr. Sam and the Arcadia Round Barn

Mr. Sam and the Arcadia Round Barn

This well-produced video is situated at the historic Round Barn in Arcadia, Oklahoma, but focuses more on the Route 66 landmark’s longtime host, Mr. Sam. Arcadia from Stewart Perryman on Vimeo. Alas, Mr. Sam resigned as chairman of the Arcadia…

A closer look at the Round Barn

A closer look at the Round Barn

Discover Oklahoma uploaded this video a few days ago exploring the historic Round Barn in Arcadia, Oklahoma. I’m glad to see Mr. Sam make a prominent appearance. The historic sites are important to Route 66, but so are the colorful…

Arcadia in high-risk situation if nearby dam fails

Reports from television sometimes tend to get a little hyperbolic. But this one from KFOR-TV in Oklahoma City about the Route 66 town of Arcadia, Okla., brings a new angle to the state’s newfound earthquake problem I hadn’t considered. The…

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