Renovation of Red Cedar Inn into museum may take two years

Those who were planning a visit next summer to the Red Cedar Inn in Pacific, Missouri, after it's converted into a museum and visitors center probably should make other arrangements. City Administrator Steve Roth and aldermen Herb Adams and Andy Nemeth said the renovations on the former Route 66 restaurant may take as long as … Continue reading Renovation of Red Cedar Inn into museum may take two years

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Arizona Route 66 association gives $10,000 to finish the restoration of Standin’ on a Corner wall

The Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona recently gave a $10,000 check to the Standin' on a Corner Foundation to finish a long-gestating restoration of the wall at that famed park in Winslow, Arizona. From left are Tommy Butler, a member of the Standin' on the Corner Foundation; Nikki Seegers, director of the Historic Route … Continue reading Arizona Route 66 association gives $10,000 to finish the restoration of Standin’ on a Corner wall

Beacon Car Wash comes up with novel punishment for teen’s flag theft

The Beacon Car & Pet Wash in Pacific, Missouri, known by roadies for its reuse of a long-defunct Route 66 motel's sign, came up with an imaginative way to punish a local teen who'd stolen one of its U.S. flags. According to a story in Yahoo!, car-wash owner Bill Hoaglin found one of three large … Continue reading Beacon Car Wash comes up with novel punishment for teen’s flag theft

Explosion damages Hiway House Motel in Albuquerque; 1 injured

An explosion blew out one portion of the Hiway House Motel. An explosion Friday night ripped off the side of one portion of the historic Hiway House Motel in Albuquerque, sending one person to the hospital. The blast at the motel, at 3200 Central Ave. (aka Route 66) near Kellys Brew Pub, prompted evacuations and … Continue reading Explosion damages Hiway House Motel in Albuquerque; 1 injured

Old Joliet Prison will be featured on Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures”

The old Joliet Correctional Center in Joliet, Illinois, now called the Old Joliet Prison, will be featured in upcoming episodes of "Ghost Adventures," the Travel Channel's most popular show. The "Ghost Adventures" team interviews locals and spends nights in allegedly haunted places, searching for paranormal activity. According to The Herald-News of Joliet: The piece will … Continue reading Old Joliet Prison will be featured on Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures”

“Murder and Mayhem on the Main Street of America” will be published next month

Jim Hinckley's latest book, "Murder and Mayhem on the Main Street of America," will be published by Arizona-based Rio Nuevo Publishers, and Amazon already is taking preorders. Subtitled "Tales from Bloody 66," Hinckley took a hard look at the darker history of the Mother Road. Here's the blurb from the publisher: Families on vacation. Serial … Continue reading “Murder and Mayhem on the Main Street of America” will be published next month

“Almost Ghosts” documentary to screen this fall in historic theaters along Route 66

Image of Angel Delgadillo from the "Almost Ghosts" film. "Almost Ghosts," a Spaniard-directed film that won the Best Documentary award during the Arizona International Film Festival earlier this year, will be screened this fall in several historic theaters along Route 66. The film's makers interviewed Angel Delgadillo of Seligman, Arizona; Harley Russell of Erick, Oklahoma; … Continue reading “Almost Ghosts” documentary to screen this fall in historic theaters along Route 66

Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program announces final cost-share grants

The Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program this week announced what will be its final cost-share grants, barring a very unlikely renewal of the program by Congress. Since 2001, the program awarded $2.27 million with $3.57 million in cost-share matches to 152 projects, totaling $5.84 million in public-private investment toward the revitalization and commemoration of Route … Continue reading Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program announces final cost-share grants

New Mexico Route 66 Association marking 30th anniversary Saturday

The New Mexico Route 66 Association will mark its 30th birthday from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Enchanted Trails RV Park and Trading Post in west Albuquerque. The association will provide pizza, salad and soft drinks as part of the celebration. All are welcome, and one also can bring desserts to share. The … Continue reading New Mexico Route 66 Association marking 30th anniversary Saturday

Albuquerque restaurant blames ART for closure

An Albuquerque restaurant along Route 66 recently closed its doors for good, and it's blaming the Albuquerque Rapid Transit project for its misfortune. A local group claims it is the 60th business to close since ART began. Three Little Birds Cafe on Central Avenue (aka Route 66) shuttered, and according to KOB-TV in Albuquerque, it … Continue reading Albuquerque restaurant blames ART for closure