Tulsa district proposes rules to allow rooftop signs

Tulsa's Blue Dome District, of which an older alignment of Route 66 goes through, wants a change in the city's ordinances that would allow rooftop signs in the district's restaurants and bars. Elliot Nelson, owner of McNellie's Public House and El Guapo Mexican Cantina in the district, says the rooftop signs would help those businesses … Continue reading Tulsa district proposes rules to allow rooftop signs

A closer look at the Wigwams

The Press-Enterprise newspaper in the Los Angeles region posted a story about the origins of the famed Wigwam Motel on Route 66 in on the San Bernardino and Rialto line. What got overlooked in the story is that the motel was a haven for prostitution and other shady activities for many years. The property was … Continue reading A closer look at the Wigwams

A tour of Cross Ministries

Here's a 10-year-old video of someone who visited each of the 10 stations of Jesus' crucifixion at the Cross Ministries complex off Route 66 in Groom, Texas. The site is simply known as the Big Cross.

In the middle of the road

The Monett (Mo.) Times published an article about a local native, Jerany Jackson, who is in the middle of helping the Route 66 Association of Missouri organize public hearings so that Route 66 in Missouri can attain All-American Road status. The article is useful, not only explaining the many facets of tourism and history of … Continue reading In the middle of the road

White Flag

Not many folks are traveling Route 66 this time of year. But if you are, you'd best be aware of a huge winter storm that's about to hit northern Arizona, especially the Flagstaff region. According to the Arizona Daily Sun, up to 2 feet of snow will fall in Flagstaff this weekend, with wind gusts … Continue reading White Flag

A glimpse of the past

Here's a good video from the 1993 Arizona Route 66 Fun Run. Of course, with the classic cars and the mostly unchanged section of Route 66 from Seligman to Topock, it's hard to tell what year it is.

Rock Cafe owner will be on “Today” show

Dawn Welch, owner of the Rock Cafe on Route 66 in Stroud, Okla., will make an appearance on NBC-TV's "Today" show at 8:49 a.m. Central on Thursday. According to her "Dollars to Donuts" blog, Welch will be making her three-cheese white lasagna on the show. Welch is there to plug her new book, "Dollars to … Continue reading Rock Cafe owner will be on “Today” show

Notes from the road

The Pontiac Walldog Committee, which has helped beautify downtown Pontiac, Ill., with a series of murals and related festivals, now wants to open a Walldog Mural and Sign Art Museum  in Pontiac, according to news release from the city's tourism department. The primary purpose of the museum is to pay homage to the men and … Continue reading Notes from the road

A new old view

Here's a new twist on an old toy -- Wurlington Bros. Press has created three new reels for the old View-Master devices, including one for Route 66 in Chicago. The View-Master device, which looked like some sort of portable gizmo an eye doctor would use, created a three-dimensional effect on photographs, and were popular children's … Continue reading A new old view