Joplin installs new wayfarer signs

The City of Joplin, Missouri, on Friday unveiled one of a series of 37 new wayfarer signs to help guide travelers to attractions in the city. The first one is at 423 S. Range Line Road, according to the Joplin Globe. Joplin's stretch of the historic Route 66 highway will be marked by versions of … Continue reading Joplin installs new wayfarer signs

California to allow bicycles on Interstate 40

The California Department of Transportation granted the Adventure Cycling Association's request to allow parts of Interstate 40 to be used as part of its upcoming Bicycle Route 66 Map, according a blog post Thursday from the association. The association had asked CalTrans to used parts of Interstate 40 because old Route 66 through parts of … Continue reading California to allow bicycles on Interstate 40

Coleman Theatre will screen double feature of silent movies

The historic Coleman Theatre Beautiful in Miami, Oklahoma, will present two century-old silent films with Dennis James on the theater's Mighty Wurlitzer organ. The two hour-long films from 1915 are "The Cheat" and "A Fool There Was" -- both of which were considered scandalous during that era but are tame by modern standards. Show times … Continue reading Coleman Theatre will screen double feature of silent movies

Two development proposals revealed for De Anza

Among the development proposals for the historic but long-closed De Anza Motel in Albuquerque are a quality boutique hotel and a motel/condominium hybrid, reported the Albuquerque Journal. Five developers submitted proposals for the property, and the city hasn't revealed them. But the newspaper obtained copies of two of the submissions. TLC Plumbing founder Dale Armstrong … Continue reading Two development proposals revealed for De Anza

New documentary delves into Nob Hill’s history

A new, 12-minute documentary was produced about the Nob Hill neighborhood of Albuquerque, which set to mark its 100th anniversary next year. This video contains some boosterism, but it also has a lot of history and vintage photos about that now-hip section of town, including about its founder, "Colonel" D.K.B. Sellers. And, since Route 66 … Continue reading New documentary delves into Nob Hill’s history

Best Western Route 66 program pays dividends

Longtime readers of this website may remember Best Western hotels launching The Kicks on Route 66 Tour campaign. In short, the campaign provided an interactive list of attractions along Route 66 and encouraged participation using social media and geocaches. I recently wondered how well this campaign worked for Best Western. Then this video popped up a … Continue reading Best Western Route 66 program pays dividends

More details emerge about upcoming Boot Hill auction

A few more details about next weekend's auction of the Boot Hill Saloon & Grill in Vega, Texas, emerged in recent days. --- Caprock Auctions, which is overseeing the sale, has set a time for 10 a.m. Central on Saturday of when bidding will begin. The beginning bid is $25,000. The auction will be on … Continue reading More details emerge about upcoming Boot Hill auction

Route 66 Sodas owner Scott Cameron dies

Scott Cameron, 76, president and CEO of Route 66 Sodas in Lebanon, Missouri, who is best-known as a longtime manager of blues legend Muddy Waters and executor of his estate, died Thursday, according to a couple of roadies who knew him. Cameron also was a partner with Mr. C's Routepost in Lebanon, a large souvenir shop right … Continue reading Route 66 Sodas owner Scott Cameron dies

De Anza being used in a Tina Fey movie

Found this little brief on KRQE-TV in Albuquerque: A historic Route 66 sight (sic) is now the background for a movie set [...] the De Anza Motor Lodge on Central is part of the new Tina Fey movie shooting here in New Mexico, which is supposed to be the Middle East. The movie is based … Continue reading De Anza being used in a Tina Fey movie

Part of old Route 66 in Kansas nominated to National Register

An old section of Route 66 north of Baxter Springs, Kansas, has been nominated to the National Register of Historic Places by the Kansas Historical Society. It's rare for a nominated property to not win the designation. So the inclusion is almost assured. It was designated part of the Kansas Historic Byway in 2011. A description … Continue reading Part of old Route 66 in Kansas nominated to National Register