An unusual confluence

Johnny Mango at the Duke City Fix collective blog reports that Albuquerque's historic Lobo Theater at 3007 Central Ave. NE, aka Route 66, is hosting a 7 p.m. Saturday screening of "Iraq for Sale," a documentary about the corporate profiteering of the Iraq War and its effect on the people who are involved in it. … Continue reading An unusual confluence

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Found photos from Route 66

A group of people on a LiveJournal community site called Found Photos looks for unwanted photos at antique stores and goodwill shops and posts them on the site. The results range from the mundane to a moment in time from a long-ago era. It's a fascinating site. One contributor, Zinger, tells about about the latest … Continue reading Found photos from Route 66

Spooky activity in Williams

Patrick Whitehurst of the Arizona Daily Sun has the rundown on a bunch of paranormal activity in the Route 66 town of Williams. You have the wailing woman of the Santa Fe Dam, the lucky feather of downtown, the spirit of a Harvey Girl at the railroad depot, a ghostly woman at a B&B, and … Continue reading Spooky activity in Williams

City-owned buffalo?

Yep. The herd of bison are owned by the Route 66 town of El Reno, Okla. The city wants a local American Indian tribe to place the herd on its land, according to a report in the Associated Press. A little factoid about the El Reno buffalo that I didn't know: The bison are descendants … Continue reading City-owned buffalo?

Rolling Stones do “Route 66”

I'm not sure when this Rolling Stones live-in-concert video was shot, but I'm figuring late 1970s to mid-1980s because Ronnie Wood is playing guitar and Bill Wyman is still playing bass. The fellow who posted it is named "berrychuck," which seems appropriate, as the Stones borrowed a lot of licks from Chuck Berry.

A look at Tulsa’s Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza

I was able to procure handout artist's renderings of the Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza planned near the Route 66 museum and interpretive center that's going to be built at 11th Street and Southwest Boulevard in Tulsa. It's all part of the Vision 2025 master plan for Route 66 in Tulsa County. The first image is … Continue reading A look at Tulsa’s Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza

Historic theater to get repairs if bond is approved

The historic Hiland Theater, built in 1951 along historic Route 66 in Albuquerque, is considered a local landmark, but it needs some repairs. To do those renovations, the county-owned building, a $1.1 million bond question needs to be passed by voters on Election Day, reports the Albuquerque Tribune. This theater is Route 66," Archuleta said. … Continue reading Historic theater to get repairs if bond is approved

Ride with the Griswolds

Remember the hit movie "National Lampoon's Vacation"? Remember the Griswold family heading west to find misadventures in an ugly station wagon? Here's the original story that inspired it all, written by John Hughes. It's a hoot. Warning: Although the story takes place on and off Route 66, don't try to duplicate this on your own … Continue reading Ride with the Griswolds

Nut House is set to re-open

Two couples recently purchased The Nut House on Route 66 near Claremore, Okla., and the business will re-open Thursday. The Nut House gift shop, at 26677 S. Highway 66, was purchased at an auction by Darryl and Hazel Ward and Fred and Joyce Hannah, all of Claremore. Its hours will be from 10 a.m. to … Continue reading Nut House is set to re-open