TV show about Route 66 airs tomorrow

"Access Rewind," a television show which focuses on people and attractions in the Inland Empire of Southern California, is airing a one-hour Route 66 special tomorrow. Here's a sneak peek: http://youtu.be/KslZyfGK43w The Facebook page of "Access Rewind" is here. The show is produced by Inland Empire Media Group, based in San Bernardino. Local television listings … Continue reading TV show about Route 66 airs tomorrow

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Circus elephants help with Joplin cleanup

No, we're not making this up. Here's a video by CBS News. I've seen no news story about this yet, but here's a description of the video: Instead of taking the day off, circus performers and their trained elephants decided to pitch in and help the town of Joplin, Mo. clean up the devastation caused … Continue reading Circus elephants help with Joplin cleanup

Joplin tornado, continued

The Joplin Globe newspaper, as usual, provided more excellent coverage of the deadly tornado, including a visit Sunday by President Obama and reactions from locals to the memorial ceremony later that afternoon. This video contains the speeches by both Gov. Jay Nixon and the president at the memorial service: http://youtu.be/qrmjhK_PUmQ A photo gallery of the … Continue reading Joplin tornado, continued

AP’s video on Angel Delgadillo

As promised, the Associated Press today posted a video about Angel Delgadillo, to accompany the AP story that ran this weekend. http://youtu.be/MlHC6gSDmVg

Route 66 motel in Flagstaff played role in creation of Code Talkers

El Pueblo Motel, which sits on Route 66 in Flagstaff, Ariz., played a critical role in the creation of Navajo Code Talkers for use of military communication during World War II, according to an article today in the Arizona Daily Sun. Philip Johnson built what was then called El Pueblo Motor Inn in 1937, and … Continue reading Route 66 motel in Flagstaff played role in creation of Code Talkers

Memorial Day tribute 2011

Here is a list of military personnel from Route 66 towns who have died in Afghanistan and Iraq. I’ve also added informative links to each of the fallen, wherever possible. http://youtu.be/RiN_vlzx6Po Above is a song written more than 15 years ago and performed by Bruce Robison. It later became a big hit for the Dixie … Continue reading Memorial Day tribute 2011

Historic Monrovia hotel embroiled in dispute

The historic Aztec Hotel along Route 66 in Monrovia, Calif., apparently no longer faces foreclosure, but its future remains up in the air, according to a well-sourced story by the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. The Monrovia Patch reported earlier this month that the architecturally distinctive hotel would be part of a foreclosure sale on May … Continue reading Historic Monrovia hotel embroiled in dispute

Video from Arizona’s Historic Route 66 dedication

On a weekend when Angel Delgadillo's story is being featured by the Associated Press comes this video from 1987 that was just posted on YouTube. It's a report by KTSP-TV in Phoenix on the official dedication of Historic Route 66 in Arizona from Seligman to Topock. You'll see a glimpse of Angel's now-deceased brother Juan, … Continue reading Video from Arizona’s Historic Route 66 dedication

Report from the Frankoma Pottery auction

Antique Trader posted a report about the recent closeout auction of the Frankoma Pottery factory along old Route 66 near Sapulpa, Okla. According to Colonel Robert Hawks, of Robert Hawks Auction Co., there were 382 registered bidders at the live onsite auction. A total of 472 lots were offered at the auction, including pottery, fixtures, and … Continue reading Report from the Frankoma Pottery auction

Associated Press features Angel Delgadillo

The Associated Press is featuring 84-year-old Angel "Guardian Angel of Route 66" Delgadillo of Seligman, Ariz., for a story that is slated to appear in newspapers on Sunday. Check your daily newspaper tomorrow morning for the article. In the meantime, you can read the entire article here, along with several photos, in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's … Continue reading Associated Press features Angel Delgadillo