A closer look inside The Outsiders House Museum in Tulsa

Popular travel vlogger Adam the Woo over the weekend paid a visit to The Outsiders House Museum in Tulsa, which is a house used in "The Outsiders" film from 1983 that's been restored and is devoted to showing props and memorabilia from the movie. I'd heard a lot about what's in the museum, but this … Continue reading A closer look inside The Outsiders House Museum in Tulsa

M’tucci’s gives details about plans for Kellys Brew Pub site in Albuquerque

M'tucci's Restaurants, a small regional chain in Albuquerque, recently gave details on its plans for the former Kellys Brew Pub property in the city's Route 66 corridor. According to Albuquerque Business First, the former Kellys will be rebranded M'tucci's Bar Roma, with a scheduled reopening of spring 2022. Because of the property's landmark status, the … Continue reading M’tucci’s gives details about plans for Kellys Brew Pub site in Albuquerque

Groundbreaking set for 1930s-style service station, Route 66 gift shop in Chelsea

A groundbreaking ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. Dec. 21 at 514 Olive St. in Chelsea, Oklahoma, for the construction of a 1930s-style service station for car maintenance and repairs, plus a Route 66 gift shop. The shop will be called Olive Oils 66 Service Station in downtown Chelsea. It will feature a 1930s-style … Continue reading Groundbreaking set for 1930s-style service station, Route 66 gift shop in Chelsea

Carl’s Coney Island in Tulsa recently marked its 50th year

Carl's Coney Island, a mainstay in the historic Crystal City Shopping Center along Route 66 in Tulsa, in October marked its 50th year and welcomed new owners. According to a Facebook post a few weeks ago, Carl's celebrated its half-century on Oct. 21. It served 50-cent Coney dogs that day. It also announced owners Mike … Continue reading Carl’s Coney Island in Tulsa recently marked its 50th year

Information unearthed on the obscure Route 66 ghost town of Benonine, Texas

Musician and scholar Nolan Stolz, who has been doing a lot of good fieldwork on Route 66 history lately, recently posted a video about the nearly unknown Route 66 ghost town of Benonine, Texas. Benonine was just a mile or so west of the border town of Texola, Oklahoma, and appears to have been defunct … Continue reading Information unearthed on the obscure Route 66 ghost town of Benonine, Texas

Oklahoma City adds 200 Route 66 directional signs to varying alignments

The City of Oklahoma City recently added 200 Route 66 directional signs so travelers can more easily trace the varying alignments of the Mother Road in the metro area. According to a news release from the city, the alignments go through five commercial districts that include the Britton District, Western Avenue, NW 39th Street, the Asian District and Uptown 23. A map … Continue reading Oklahoma City adds 200 Route 66 directional signs to varying alignments

Rainbow trout fishing offered at Route 66 Park pond in west Oklahoma City

Opportunities for fishing for rainbow trout are plentiful in the Mountain states, including several areas of New Mexico. However, for those who live in the Midwest, you now have the chance to fish for rainbow trout right off Route 66 in western Oklahoma City. Trout fishing opens today in the city in two areas, including … Continue reading Rainbow trout fishing offered at Route 66 Park pond in west Oklahoma City

A closer look at the long-closed Ranchotel in Amarillo

In the last few months, a fellow by the name of Charlie has posted a series of articles about Route 66 and its landmarks in Amarillo for the Mix 94.1 radio station. One of the latest is a detailed article about the long-shuttered Ranchotel along the Sixth Street alignment, just west of downtown. Charlie writes … Continue reading A closer look at the long-closed Ranchotel in Amarillo

Giving Tuesday money can be given to Painted Desert Trading Post for upkeep

Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday, where people can give funds to nonprofit organizations worldwide. The Route 66 Co-op that owns and maintains the Painted Desert Trading Post in northeast Arizona is among those. Mike Ward, one of the co-op's members, made the appeal on Facebook to give money to the organization even though the final stage … Continue reading Giving Tuesday money can be given to Painted Desert Trading Post for upkeep

Shamrock Court relighting set for March 19; motel likely will reopen in 2023

A few days ago, "Roamin' Rich" Dinkela texted me to announce an official relighting ceremony for a neon sign of the Shamrock Court motel in Sullivan, Missouri, that will occur on March 19, which is St. Patrick's Day weekend. Dinkela added this text: "Btw, I'm going to make an attempt to run the motel." Dinkela, … Continue reading Shamrock Court relighting set for March 19; motel likely will reopen in 2023