Historic auto parts store in Baxter Springs to reopen April 22 as Bricks and Brew restaurant

The century-old Bob Page Auto Supply building along Route 66 in Baxter Springs, Kansas, will reopen on April 22 as a Bricks and Brews restaurant. KSNF-TV talked to the owner, Doug Puckett, who bought the building at 1531 Military Ave. (aka Route 66) two years ago and has been renovating it since: The neat thing … Continue reading Historic auto parts store in Baxter Springs to reopen April 22 as Bricks and Brew restaurant

Yukon’s Best Flour mills named to Preservation Oklahoma’s Most Endangered Places list

The Yukon's Best Flour mills in Yukon, Oklahoma, made the list of 2021's Most Endangered Places by Preservation Oklahoma. The 2021 list hadn't been posted on Preservation Oklahoma's website as of Friday afternoon. However, a mailer by the nonprofit organization announced the annual listing. Preservation Oklahoma issues the list each year to bring awareness of … Continue reading Yukon’s Best Flour mills named to Preservation Oklahoma’s Most Endangered Places list

Devil’s Rope Museum in McLean reopens for the first time in a year

The Devil's Rope Museum in McLean, Texas, is back open to the public after being closed for a solid year because of COVID-19. That museum's reopening is another signal that the U.S. is slowly emerging from the pandemic. Vaccinations have reduced caseloads and hospitalizations in many states. KAMR-TV in nearby Amarillo reported: “We had just … Continue reading Devil’s Rope Museum in McLean reopens for the first time in a year

Miami group comes up with an intriguing way to dress up vacant storefronts

A group in Miami, Oklahoma, has fashioned a way to dress up its downtown using the windows of a long-vacant storefront. According to a recent story by KSNF-TV, the empty Milner Berkey Antique Store in downtown Miami is being used to pay tribute to renowned local artist Charles Banks Wilson using large panels placed in … Continue reading Miami group comes up with an intriguing way to dress up vacant storefronts

Southern Nazarene University awarded a grant to document Route 66’s effect on Bethany

Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma, has been awarded $8,810 from the Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant Program to document the impact of Route 66 on that community. According to The Echo, which is the university's student newspaper: Grant funds will pay for technology for converting older media; a camera, lighting, and wall backdrop arrangement to … Continue reading Southern Nazarene University awarded a grant to document Route 66’s effect on Bethany

Tribal, national parks groups file suit to protect Mojave Desert from Cadiz water project

The Native American Land Conservancy and National Parks Conservation Association last month filed a federal lawsuit that challenges the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s decision in the final days of the Trump administration that benefitted the Cadiz water proposal.  According to a news release posted in the Sierra Sun Times: The BLM issued a right-of-way … Continue reading Tribal, national parks groups file suit to protect Mojave Desert from Cadiz water project

Original Bobcat Bite on Old Las Vegas Highway in Sante Fe to reopen in May

The original Bobcat Bite restaurant along Old Las Vegas Highway (aka Route 66) in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is scheduled to reopen in May after closing about eight years ago. The Bobcat Bite, which opened in 1953, became well-known over the years for its green chile cheeseburger. According to the Santa Fe New Mexican: The … Continue reading Original Bobcat Bite on Old Las Vegas Highway in Sante Fe to reopen in May

Did Ernest Hemingway really write “The Old Man and the Sea” at Cubero?

PBS-TV this week is airing a three-part series about famed author Ernest Hemingway that's co-directed by Lynn Novak and esteemed filmmaker Ken Burns. Thoughts by Hemingway buffs who watch the series may turn to the Route 66 village of Cubero, New Mexico, where Hemingway was reputed to have written "The Old Man and the Sea" … Continue reading Did Ernest Hemingway really write “The Old Man and the Sea” at Cubero?

Route 66 Extraordinary Women program begins to accept applications for grants

The Route 66 Extraordinary Women Initiative, under the auspices of the Route 66 Road Ahead Partnership, now is taking applications for up to $2,500 grants for women-owned businesses along the historic highway. According to a news release from the partnership: Businesses and attractions located directly on an alignment of Route 66, that are owned or … Continue reading Route 66 Extraordinary Women program begins to accept applications for grants

18th sign aided by Tulsa’s Route 66 Neon Sign Grant Program goes up

The 18th sign that received funds from the City of Tulsa's widely praised Route 66 Neon Sign Grant Program was installed this week. The latest neon sign is for the Wildflower Cafe, which isn't even open yet, at the corner of Peoria Avenue and 11th Street (aka Route 66). Here's an image of the sign … Continue reading 18th sign aided by Tulsa’s Route 66 Neon Sign Grant Program goes up