Oklahoma Motorcycle Guide includes Route 66 itinerary

Oklahoma Tourism recently published a Oklahoma Motorcycle Guide, and Route 66 in the Sooner State is among the itineraries. According to a news release from the agency, the 40-page guide features 12 rides "throughout the state that showcase Oklahoma’s diverse terrain." “Oklahoma has so much to offer motorcyclists, and we wanted a guide that would … Continue reading Oklahoma Motorcycle Guide includes Route 66 itinerary

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Junction 66 store opens in Sapulpa

Junction 66, a grocery store and full-service restaurant with gas pumps, opened Monday along Route 66 in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. KTUL-TV of nearby Tulsa had the story: "People can come in, order off the menu for dinner and they can grocery shop," said Junction 66 Manager Bonnie Barrera. "They can get their items to take home … Continue reading Junction 66 store opens in Sapulpa

Albuquerque cracks down on Bow and Arrow Lodge

The city of Albuquerque has cracked down on the crime-infested Bow and Arrow Lodge along Route 66, giving the motel 120 days to improve conditions or it faces the possibility of a shutdown. KRQE-TV in Albuquerque recently reported the city found a variety of code violations when it inspected the motel a few weeks ago. … Continue reading Albuquerque cracks down on Bow and Arrow Lodge

See Michael Wallis, Desert California and Two Guns from early 1990s

A new batch of Anthony Reichardt films from the 1990s shows Two Guns, Arizona; a long stretch of Route 66 in the California desert to Oatman, Arizona; and Michael Wallis, author of the best-selling "Route 66: The Mother Road." Below is Wallis in 1993 during a meeting of the California Historic Route 66 Association at … Continue reading See Michael Wallis, Desert California and Two Guns from early 1990s

Final cost-share grant season opens for Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program

An era is coming to an end as the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program announced this week it is opening its annual cost-share grant application season -- its last before the program sunsets later this year. According to a news release from program director Kaisa Barthuli: Applications will be accepted until Friday, April 12, 2019. The … Continue reading Final cost-share grant season opens for Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program

Another fatal bicycle crash on Route 66 west of Galena

A bicyclist has died on a stretch of Route 66 west of Galena, Kansas, less than a year after two German cyclists on vacation died in the same area. According to a report from the Kansas Highway Patrol, a 50-year-driver from Georgia was westbound about 7 p.m. Wednesday on Kansas Highway 66 (aka Route 66) … Continue reading Another fatal bicycle crash on Route 66 west of Galena

Route 66 Navigation creators working on a Route 66 Passport

The folks who created the Route 66 Navigation app for smartphones are working on a Route 66 Passport project with two Mother Road enthusiasts. Touch Media, which developed the app, stated in a news release: The “Route 66 Passport” with illustrations by artist Joyce Cole will provide Route 66 travelers with a fun, informative and … Continue reading Route 66 Navigation creators working on a Route 66 Passport

Route History store combines Route 66 souvenirs, local African-American history

The Route History store in Springfield, Illinois, held a soft opening Friday. It's a combination Route 66 souvenir store and a tribute to African-American history in the area. It sits at 737 E. Cook St. (map here) in the former Just Off Route 66 Sandwiches & Souvenirs building, about two blocks west of the Ninth … Continue reading Route History store combines Route 66 souvenirs, local African-American history

Smithsonian Channel’s “Green Book” documentary airs Monday

An hour-long documentary on the Smithsonian Channel, "The Green Book -- Guide to Freedom," will premiere at 8 p.m. Eastern on Monday. The film about the Negro Motorist Green Book, which was published during the Jim Crow segregation era from 1936 to 1966, also will air other times on the channel. Check your local listings. … Continue reading Smithsonian Channel’s “Green Book” documentary airs Monday

Enchanted Trails RV Park no longer is renting out its vintage trailers

Recently, I saw on the Route66 group on Yahoo the Enchanted Trails RV Park in west Albuquerque no longer was renting out its six vintage trails to overnight guests. I messaged owner Vickie Ashcraft whether it was true. She wrote: I'm going to honor the reservations I have but I'm not taking new reservations. We … Continue reading Enchanted Trails RV Park no longer is renting out its vintage trailers