Route 66 Association of Missouri may take over ownership of Gasconade River Bridge

Rich Dinkela, president of the Route 66 Association of Missouri, said Thursday on a video he wants the association to take over ownership of the endangered Gasconade River Bridge near Hazelgreen. Dinkela said he's seeking a groundswell of support to persuade the Missouri association to approve his proposal at its board meeting Saturday afternoon at … Continue reading Route 66 Association of Missouri may take over ownership of Gasconade River Bridge

Section of Route 66 in Mojave Desert will remain closed for several more years

Those who've waited for San Bernardino County to reopen a lengthy, storm-damaged section of Route 66 in the Mojave Desert will have to wait a while longer. ROUTE Magazine reported in a Facebook post Wednesday part of the historic highway likely will remain closed likely through at least part of 2023: According to the Department … Continue reading Section of Route 66 in Mojave Desert will remain closed for several more years

Two Guns site in Arizona under contract; fate remains unknown

The sale of historic but dilapidated Two Guns site along Route 66 in Arizona is pending after the 232-acre site was for sale for $3.715 million. Route 66 researcher Blue Miller first reported Monday the property is under contract on the Historic Route 66 page on Facebook. Sure enough, the site listing on Realtor.com states … Continue reading Two Guns site in Arizona under contract; fate remains unknown

Mountain Lodge sign near Albuquerque endangered; locals hope to find a new site for it

The neon sign for the defunct Mountain Lodge motel east of Albuquerque faces a possible wrecking ball after the property landed a new owner who wants it removed quickly. Residents in the area are trying to find an alternate nearby site for the sign but face hurdles over the cost and a short time window. … Continue reading Mountain Lodge sign near Albuquerque endangered; locals hope to find a new site for it

New Muffler Man being added to Route 66 Food Truck Park in Springfield

A new Muffler Man fiberglass giant will be erected at the soon-to-open Route 66 Food Truck Park in Springfield, Missouri. The Facebook account for the Route 66 business made the announcement Monday: Kirk is Kirk Wheeler, owner and creator of the food-truck park, which is slated to open in mid-February. The original projected opening was … Continue reading New Muffler Man being added to Route 66 Food Truck Park in Springfield

Leon Russell’s Church Studio in Tulsa will reopen late this year

The Church Studio in Tulsa, once owned by late Oklahoma music legend Leon Russell, will reopen in late 2020 as a studio and museum, according to recent article in the Tulsa World. Teresa Knox, the owner of the facility, has been collecting Russell memorabilia and renovating the former church for months. The newspaper reported: Russell-related … Continue reading Leon Russell’s Church Studio in Tulsa will reopen late this year

Ariston Cafe, World’s Largest Catsup Bottle, Wildey Theatre named Local Legends by tourism bureau

The Great Rivers and Routes Tourism Bureau of southwest Illinois recently named the Ariston Cafe in Litchfield, the World's Largest Catsup Bottle in Collinsville and Wildey Theatre in Edwardsville as Local Legends during the bureau's tourism summit. The summit was held at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and attended by about 250 people, the Alton Telegraph reported. … Continue reading Ariston Cafe, World’s Largest Catsup Bottle, Wildey Theatre named Local Legends by tourism bureau

Fire station in Tulsa rededicated for Route 66

Tulsa's only fire station on Route 66, Fire Station 30, was rededicated this week as Fire Station 66 with a splashy new logo and renaming its trucks Engine and Ladder 66, with “Keepers of the Mother Road” across their cabs. Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell, city officials and Route 66 enthusiasts attended the rededication ceremony … Continue reading Fire station in Tulsa rededicated for Route 66

Oklahoma seeks updates on its inventory of Route 66 structures in two counties

The Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office is asking for proposals to survey historic properties along Route 66 in Tulsa and Oklahoma counties. Tulsa County includes the city of Tulsa along with the communities of Oakhurst and Red Fork along Route 66. Oklahoma County includes Oklahoma City, Bethany, Edmond, Arcadia and Luther along Route 66. The … Continue reading Oklahoma seeks updates on its inventory of Route 66 structures in two counties

Decopolis adding two stores along Tulsa’s Route 66

Decopolis, originally founded in downtown Tulsa to pay tribute to the city's storied Art Deco architecture, announced it is adding two stores along Tulsa's 11th Street alignment of Route 66. Decopolis founder and artist William Franklin told the Tulsa World newspaper he plans to open two venues, Decopolis Curiosities & Wonders and Tulsarama, at 1401 … Continue reading Decopolis adding two stores along Tulsa’s Route 66