The Mill Car Cruise-In set for Oct. 12

The Mill Car Cruise-In is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, as part of Illinois' National Scenic Byway Week activities at the historic Route 66 restaurant at 738 S. Washington in Lincoln, Ill. The annual meeting of the Route 66 Heritage Foundation of Logan County, the group that owns the site, … Continue reading The Mill Car Cruise-In set for Oct. 12

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A Fiesta on the Mother Road

I stumbled onto this a few days ago on Twitter. Sara Parker took a new Ford Fiesta down Route 66 in Southern California to check out the sights. The enjoyable result is here: http://youtu.be/6mQNez8G8VI Parker said it's part of a Ford campaign: Ford invited me to be an Agent for the Fiesta Movement. They've provided … Continue reading A Fiesta on the Mother Road

Springfield, Mo., will launch fundraiser Wednesday for Route 66 park

The city of Springfield, Mo., will launch a fundraising campaign Wednesday night to build a roadside park that would celebrate that town's heritage as the birthplace of Route 66, according to a news release. The kickoff from 5 to 7 p.m. will be at Mother's Brewing Co. at 215 S. Grant in Springfield, where several … Continue reading Springfield, Mo., will launch fundraiser Wednesday for Route 66 park

Blue Dome building in Tulsa has new owners

The historic Blue Dome building near downtown Tulsa has been sold for $1.52 million to the owners of the adjacent Arnie's Bar, reported the Tulsa World on Friday. Longtime owner Michael Sager sold the building and the nearby Woody's Corner Bar to Chris and JoAnn Armstrong, owners of Arnie's. Sager says the new owners have … Continue reading Blue Dome building in Tulsa has new owners

Future of Route 66 will be discussed at two-day event

A invitation-only gathering called "Route 66: The Road Ahead" is scheduled for Nov. 20-21 near Cars Land in Anaheim, Calif., will serve as a discussion of future opportunities for Mother Road preservationists and businesses in the wake of the 2012 Route 66 Economic Impact Study. The meeting is being organized by the World Monuments Fund with help … Continue reading Future of Route 66 will be discussed at two-day event

Jackson Browne finally plays Winslow

Jackson Browne, who helped put the Route 66 town of Winslow, Ariz., on the musical map by co-writing the Eagles' big hit "Take It Easy," finally got a chance last weekend to perform in that town nearly 40 years after writing that tune. Browne was on the Station to Station tour, a rolling music-and-arts revue. … Continue reading Jackson Browne finally plays Winslow

Vic Suhling sign will be relighted Oct. 26

The relighting of the soon-to-be-restored Vic Suhling / Gas for Less neon sign in Litchfield, Ill., will occur at dusk Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Litchfield Museum and Route 66 Welcome Center, according to a release this week from the Neon Heritage Preservation Committee of the Route 66 Association of Missouri. The new museum, at 334 … Continue reading Vic Suhling sign will be relighted Oct. 26

City of Amarillo votes to buy historic Santa Fe depot

The Amarillo City Commission voted Tuesday to buy the historic Santa Fe Depot in downtown for $2.6 million, including renovations, despite some objections from residents over the cost, reported the Amarillo Globe-News. The newspaper said: Commissioners spoke of important factors considered in the purchase real estate — its relatively large size, proximity to the Civic … Continue reading City of Amarillo votes to buy historic Santa Fe depot

Mojave water company wants to build museum, tourism train

A water-mining company in California's Mojave Desert wants to build a museum and offer rides in an antique steam train. However, environmentalists says this proposal is a ploy to avoid federal scrutiny of its water project, reported The Press-Enterprise last week. The museum and locomotive would be in the desert settlement of Cadiz, about three … Continue reading Mojave water company wants to build museum, tourism train

Proposal may preserve Riverside-Figueroa Bridge

The historic Riverside-Figueroa Bridge, slated for destruction next year to make way for a new bridge, may earn a reprieve because of a new proposal, reported The Eastsider. On Thursday, the city’s Cultural Heritage Commission voted to ask the city’s Bureau of Engineering to respond to a proposal by some Elysian Valley architects to put the demolition  … Continue reading Proposal may preserve Riverside-Figueroa Bridge