Route 66 centennial bill reintroduced in Congress

An Illinois lawmaker reintroduced the Route 66 Centennial Commission Act before the Congress just days after the previous session failed to advance it and a Route 66 Historic Trail bill past the U.S. Senate. U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) reintroduced the centennial bill, called H.R. 66, on Jan. 3 as the new Congress convened. Davis … Continue reading Route 66 centennial bill reintroduced in Congress

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Bedrock City near Williams shuts down

Bedrock City, a concrete entertainment complex inspired by "The Flintstones" animated television show, near Williams, Arizona, quietly closed over the weekend after the property changed hands. KJZZ radio. which first broke the story, reported: The 30-acre property near Valle, Arizona, had been up for sale for several years. On Friday, a new owner is set take over … Continue reading Bedrock City near Williams shuts down

Last Camp Joy cabin to be donated to Lebanon Route 66 group

The last surviving cabin at the long-closed Camp Joy tourist camp in Lebanon, Missouri, will be donated to the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society so it can be repaired and restored. The donation by Lee Sing, owner of Sing Rental, initially was announced Saturday during the Route 66 Association of Missouri meeting in Lebanon. Camp … Continue reading Last Camp Joy cabin to be donated to Lebanon Route 66 group

How to avoid crime on Route 66

Those about to travel the Mother Road for the first time regularly ask what to do to avoid crime on Route 66. I admit I never have fully addressed this issue, probably because I spent decades in the high-crime industrial Midwest and became somewhat accustomed to it. I also regularly ventured into places -- East … Continue reading How to avoid crime on Route 66

“Roamin’ Rich” Dinkela ousts longtime Missouri Route 66 Association president

"Roamin' Rich" Dinkela, a popular social-media promoter of Route 66 based in the St. Louis area, defeated longtime Route 66 Association of Missouri president Tommy Pike of Springfield during the group's election Saturday. Judy Wallmark, former secretary of the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society and also of the St. Louis area, defeated incumbent association secretary … Continue reading “Roamin’ Rich” Dinkela ousts longtime Missouri Route 66 Association president

Yukon begins construction of bicycle trail along Route 66

The city of Yukon, Oklahoma, on Tuesday broke ground for a bicycle trail that will run to Lake Overholser in Oklahoma City along Route 66. The trail should be ready for use by midsummer. News 9 in Oklahoma City reports the $827,000 bike trail will begin in Dickinson Park, run along the south side of … Continue reading Yukon begins construction of bicycle trail along Route 66

Details emerge for proposed Route 66 park in Marshfield

More details about a proposed Route 66 park on a section of original road in Marshfield, Missouri, emerged during a consultation meeting with engineers on the project. Crawford, Murphy & Tilly Engineering presided over the meeting earlier this month with about 15 residents. A small section of Route 66 in Marshfield will be abandoned because … Continue reading Details emerge for proposed Route 66 park in Marshfield

Easterseals buys Golden Spur property, to reuse neon sign

Easterseals of Southern California has purchased the closed Golden Spur restaurant in Glendora, California, and pledged to repurpose its vintage neon sign. As reported in October, the Golden Spur at 1223 E. Route 66 in Glendora closed after 100 years there, leaving the fate of the restaurant's neon sign in doubt. According to the Inland … Continue reading Easterseals buys Golden Spur property, to reuse neon sign

Lawsuit against Route 66 Junkyard Brewery will proceed

A federal judge last week refused to dismiss a trademark-violation lawsuit against Route 66 Junkyard Brewery in Grants, New Mexico. Judge Judith C. Herrera said factual issues remain over whether Henry Lackey's Route 66 shield-inspired logo for his microbrewery and restaurant infringes on Cypress-based Lodestar Anstalt and its Route 66 Beer, which also uses a … Continue reading Lawsuit against Route 66 Junkyard Brewery will proceed

Beto O’Rourke’s day on Route 66 in Tucumcari

A few days ago, former congressman and possible presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke spent a day in Tucumcari, New Mexico, to meet with local folks and research a bit of his family history there. O'Rourke, a Democrat, rose to national prominence last year after he lost an unexpectedly close 3-point U.S. Senate race in deeply Republican … Continue reading Beto O’Rourke’s day on Route 66 in Tucumcari