Future home of Illinois Rock and Roll Museum on Route 66 given landmark status

The historic building that will house the Illinois Rock and Roll Museum on Route 66 in downtown Joliet was given landmark status by the city council. The Herald-News had some details about the landmark designation: The building at 9 W. Cass St. was the original home of the White Store and later housed the local … Continue reading Future home of Illinois Rock and Roll Museum on Route 66 given landmark status

Route 66 MotorHeads will dedicate ‘world’s largest Route 66 sign’ on Friday

The Route 66 MotorHeads Bar, Grill and Museum in Springfield, Illinois, will celebrate the installation of the "world's largest Route 66 sign" on Friday evening. The big event will take place at 6 p.m. Friday when the massive sign is mounted on two 60-foot-tall poles that once held a Stuckey's sign in front of the … Continue reading Route 66 MotorHeads will dedicate ‘world’s largest Route 66 sign’ on Friday

Arizona Route 66 grant application season is open

The Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona, in conjunction with the Arizona Community Foundation, has opened an online application portal for receiving up to $25,000 grants. Here's who is eligible for a grant: To be eligible to apply for the grants listed below, your organization must belong to one of the following categories: 501(c)(3) nonprofit … Continue reading Arizona Route 66 grant application season is open

U.S. Senate advances Route 66 centennial bill

The U.S. Senate on Monday unanimously approved the Route 66 Centennial Commission Act. It must undergo reconciliation with the U.S. House before it advances to President Donald Trump's desk for his signature. Sens. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and James Inhofe (R-Okla.) introduced the bill (S. 1014) in April 2019 to mark the 100th anniversary of historic … Continue reading U.S. Senate advances Route 66 centennial bill

Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton to mark 25th anniversary next month

The Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton, the oldest museum dedicated solely to Route 66, will celebrate its 25th year in operation on Sept. 23. A news release to the Guymon Daily Herald in Oklahoma put out a story with factoids about the museum. We've added a few other facts to it: The Clinton museum … Continue reading Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton to mark 25th anniversary next month

Celebration set for Saturday for completion of Totem Pole Park restoration

After five years of work, restoration is complete of the main, 90-foot-tall totem pole at Ed Galloway's historic Totem Pole Park near Foyil, Oklahoma. To celebrate, the park will host a free bluegrass-music jam from 2 p.m. until dusk Saturday. Refreshments and food trucks will be there. Face masks will be suggested, and organizers say … Continue reading Celebration set for Saturday for completion of Totem Pole Park restoration

Steak ‘n Shake uses Route 66 shield in conjunction with its revived car-hop service

Talk about a retro revival: The old-school Steak 'n Shake restaurant chain brought back its long-dormant car-hop service, along with a Route 66 shield painted onto the pavement to designate a picnic section. The move comes at a time when outdoor dining is safer and fosters social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. The Huntsville Business … Continue reading Steak ‘n Shake uses Route 66 shield in conjunction with its revived car-hop service

Route 66 Marathon in Tulsa goes virtual because of COVID-19 pandemic

The annual Route 66 Marathon in Tulsa announced a few days ago it is going virtual in November because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The race announced on its website: While we know it’s not quite the same as an in-person race, we believe that the best way to keep everyone safe and still experience … Continue reading Route 66 Marathon in Tulsa goes virtual because of COVID-19 pandemic

1,000 wild burros soon to be removed from Arizona’s Black Mountain range

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management next month will begin to remove 1,000 wild burros to address overpopulation and damage to the range in the Black Mountain Herd Management Area near Kingman and Oatman. The removed animals will be put up for adoption, a BLM field manager told The Bee. Those not adopted would be … Continue reading 1,000 wild burros soon to be removed from Arizona’s Black Mountain range

Vincent Cricchio will debut 109-episode video series about Route 66 on Aug. 23

Vincent Cricchio of New Jersey after years of post-production will debut a 109-episode video series about Route 66 on YouTube, starting Aug. 23. Cricchio stated on Facebook he's spent about a decade editing the footage he shot in late summer 2010 from Chicago to Los Angeles. He wrote: Many of the personalities still can be … Continue reading Vincent Cricchio will debut 109-episode video series about Route 66 on Aug. 23