Club Cafe signs removed from Santa Rosa

The two remaining neon signs for the long-closed Club Cafe in Santa Rosa, New Mexico, were removed Friday, according to several folks on social media who snapped photos of the dismantling. Daniel Chavez wrote on Facebook on Friday afternoon: So long Club Café neon signs. I’m sure you were a welcoming sight for many travelers … Continue reading Club Cafe signs removed from Santa Rosa

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More details emerge about upcoming “Hairy Bikers Route 66” episodes

Broadcast magazine, based in the United Kingdom, and the BBC gave more details about next month's "Hairy Bikers Route 66" miniseries that will air on BBC2. According to the BBC, the first episode will be broadcast at 8 p.m. Sept. 12 on BBC2. The Hairy Bikers are Si King and Dave Myers, who've been on … Continue reading More details emerge about upcoming “Hairy Bikers Route 66” episodes

A closer look at the Route 66 Motorheads Bar, Grill and Museum in Springfield

WSEC-TV, a PBS affiliate in Springfield, Illinois, recently posted a video tour of Route 66 Motorheads Bar, Grill and Museum in Springfield and talked with its enthusiastic owner, Ron Metzger. As you'll see from the 27-minute video, Metzger has collected all sorts of memorabilia from defunct Route 66 landmarks such as Shea's Gas Station Museum, … Continue reading A closer look at the Route 66 Motorheads Bar, Grill and Museum in Springfield

More screenings announced for “Almost Ghosts” Route 66 documentary

The filmmakers of the "Almost Ghosts" documentary have announced more screenings of the film at several historic theaters on or near Route 66. A screen-capture image of Angel Delgadillo in the "Almost Ghosts" film. The Flagstaff screening will feature one of the film's subjects, Angel "Angel of Route 66" Delgadillo, speaking before the movie. At … Continue reading More screenings announced for “Almost Ghosts” Route 66 documentary

Bystanders help Italian tourists finish their Route 66 journey

Two Italian tourists whose rental car was destroyed in an accident were able to finish their Route 66 trip with the help of several bystanders at the crash scene. Sara Gostoli and Joana Molon of Bolognese, Italy, were on the final leg of exploring Route 66 and the surrounding area. They had pulled off the … Continue reading Bystanders help Italian tourists finish their Route 66 journey

Route 66 business owners in Tulsa brace for street work

A significant part of Route 66 in Tulsa will undergo major renovations this fall, and several business owners along it have voiced concerns about the effect the eight-month project will have. The Meadow Gold sign in 2009, which is a part of 11th Street in Tulsa between Peoria Avenue and Utica Avenue. KTUL in Tulsa … Continue reading Route 66 business owners in Tulsa brace for street work

Former Black Officers Club, a mural at Fort Leonard Wood are restored

A building that served as the Black Officers' Club at Fort Leonard Wood in mid-Missouri recently was restored and renamed after Staff Sgt. Samuel Countee, who painted the building’s mural during the mid-1940s. From left, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation's Katharine Kerr; Sammie Whiting Ellis, Staff. Sgt. Countee's niece; and Robert G. Stanton stand in … Continue reading Former Black Officers Club, a mural at Fort Leonard Wood are restored

What’s being planned for the Pony Bridge near Bridgeport?

I recently received a news release from Route 66 The Road Ahead Partnership about how a historic preservation specialist on behalf of the organization weighed in on several proposals for the William H. Murray Bridge, aka Pony Bridge, near Bridgeport, Oklahoma. That led me to ask: What exactly are the proposals for the Pony Bridge? … Continue reading What’s being planned for the Pony Bridge near Bridgeport?

Re-creation of monument marks Camp Cajon’s 100th anniversary

Several weeks ago, the dedication of a replica of Camp Cajons original monument marked the 100th anniversary of the camp along Cajon Pass in Southern California. The event was during the July 4 holiday, but a story didn't appear in the San Bernardino County Sun until mid-August. History columnist Mark Landis provided a thumbnail history … Continue reading Re-creation of monument marks Camp Cajon’s 100th anniversary

Oklahoma Tourism, film company making road-trip films, including Route 66

Earlier this month, the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department and Broken Arrow-based Retrospec Films announced they would launch a year-long series of road-trip films, including Route 66. On Wednesday, they uploaded a film that featured the Rock Cafe in Stroud, Pops in Arcadia and Living Kitchen in Depew -- all along Route 66. https://youtu.be/ZcCXbbMYBAE The … Continue reading Oklahoma Tourism, film company making road-trip films, including Route 66