Rioters damage KiMo Theatre in Albuquerque

The historic KiMo Theatre along Route 66 in downtown Albuquerque sustained heavy damage from rioters early Monday after mostly peaceful protests on Sunday. According to a report by the Associated Press: Albuquerque police spokesman Gilbert Gallegos said officers reported shots fired at them in front of the historic Kimo Theater early Monday after a mostly … Continue reading Rioters damage KiMo Theatre in Albuquerque

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Angel Delgadillo’s shop in Seligman to reopen today

In an act symbolic of Route 66's emergence from the coronavirus pandemic, Angel Delgadillo announced over the weekend he would reopen his gift shop today in Seligman, Arizona, to travelers after a two-month closure. In a short video announcing the reopening, the 93-year-old Delgadillo said "we will be wearing a mask for you, and we … Continue reading Angel Delgadillo’s shop in Seligman to reopen today

Historic Central Camera store goes up in flames during unrest in Chicago

The historic Central Camera store along Route 66 in downtown Chicago burned Saturday night amid unrest over the death a few days ago of an African-American man in Minneapolis police custody. The store's neon sign, however, appeared to be intact. A reporter with the CBS-TV affiliate in Chicago reported the store 332 S. Wabash Ave. … Continue reading Historic Central Camera store goes up in flames during unrest in Chicago

Retiring Public Radio Tulsa director plans books on Route 66 motels, theaters in Tulsa

Pierce Pennant Terminal in Tulsa Steve Clem, operations director at Public Radio Tulsa for 11 years, retired last week from his post and is planning two books about defunct theaters and Route 66 motels in that city. During a Q&A session with his now-former employer, Clem revealed about projects he has in the hopper: PRT: … Continue reading Retiring Public Radio Tulsa director plans books on Route 66 motels, theaters in Tulsa

Reality show to be filmed at Uranus Missouri next month

The owner of the Uranus Missouri complex near St. Robert said a reality-television show will begin filming there in the next few weeks. Louie Keen, the owner of the complex, stated this Friday on Facebook with his typical touch of irreverence: Some great news this morning!It appears our Reality Show is a GO!Video crew staff … Continue reading Reality show to be filmed at Uranus Missouri next month

Bearizona to build a large enclosure for three orphaned grizzly bear cubs

Bearizona, a wildlife park situated just off Route 66 in Williams, Arizona, announced this week it will build an elaborate and large enclosure for three grizzly bear cubs that were orphaned in April in Montana. Bearizona will take in the three cubs sometime next month. They were orphaned after their mother was euthanized by the … Continue reading Bearizona to build a large enclosure for three orphaned grizzly bear cubs

Route 66 Road Ahead is conducting a survey about COVID-19’s effects

The Route 66 Road Ahead Partnership announced this week is it conducting a survey of businesses, attractions, and sites along Route 66 to gauge the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The partnership wrote in an email: The goal of the survey is to understand the degree to which the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted Route … Continue reading Route 66 Road Ahead is conducting a survey about COVID-19’s effects

A look at Amarillo from nearly 60 years ago

For a fun look into the past, take a look at this 15-minute promotional film that touted the virtues of the Route 66 town of Amarillo, Texas, and the surrounding region. The film was created between 1962 and 1964 by Southwestern Public Service Company and the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce. The colors of this clip … Continue reading A look at Amarillo from nearly 60 years ago

Ski Lodge Roof House in Daggett will be converted back into a visitor center

The famous Ski Lodge Roof House along Route 66 in Daggett, California, will be restored and brought back to its original purpose as a visitors center. Delvin Roy Harbour posted this bit of information Sunday on Facebook: Terri Terry, secretary and editor for the Daggett Historical Society, confirmed the news in a text message and … Continue reading Ski Lodge Roof House in Daggett will be converted back into a visitor center

66 Drive-In in Carthage will be one of the venues on TobyMac, Newsboys tour

In another sign drive-in theaters are becoming an alternative for music tours during the coronavirus pandemic, Christian music artists TobyMac and Newsboys have booked shows at 16 drive-ins this summer, including at the 66 Drive-In in Carthage, Missouri. The all-ages show at the 66 Drive-In will be July 11, gates opening at 6:30 p.m., and … Continue reading 66 Drive-In in Carthage will be one of the venues on TobyMac, Newsboys tour