Some stucco repairs made to Painted Desert Trading Post

Volunteers recently spent a few days performing stucco repairs to the long-abandoned Painted Desert Trading Post building in eastern Arizona before winter sets in. When the group returns in the spring, it'll finish the stucco work, then Route 66 artist and researcher Jerry McClanahan eventually will repaint the faded letters on the building. Mike Ward … Continue reading Some stucco repairs made to Painted Desert Trading Post

House Building in Bristow added to National Register of Historic Places

The House Building, also known as the Root's Furniture Building, in downtown Bristow, Oklahoma, last week was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The listing was effective Sept. 9, according to a weekly email of National Register listings from the National Park Service. The building at 301-305 N. Main St. (aka Route 66) … Continue reading House Building in Bristow added to National Register of Historic Places

Williams panel creates a guide to help businesses retain Route 66 heritage

The Williams Historic Preservation Commission of Williams, Arizona, has created a design guide to help businesses preserve the historic integrity of its Route 66 corridor. The city council last month approved the 60-page "Williams Historic Business District Design Guide," which provides details of how business owners can maintain Route 66 architecture. The Williams-Grand Canyon News … Continue reading Williams panel creates a guide to help businesses retain Route 66 heritage

Latest RoadTrip OK video takes in a trio of sites on Tulsa’s Route 66

The latest in a series of Oklahoma Road Trip videos delves into three sites along Route 66 in Tulsa. They are: Tally's Good Food CafeBuck Atom's Cosmic Curios on 66Route 66 Historical Village Here's the video: https://youtu.be/G1UHkvmC6m0 The Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department and Broken Arrow-based Retrospec Films about a year ago announced about 50 road-trip films, including Route … Continue reading Latest RoadTrip OK video takes in a trio of sites on Tulsa’s Route 66

Doc Hudson replica from ‘Cars’ movie unveiled at Gearhead Curios in Galena

A replica of the Doc Hudson character from the 2006 Disney-Pixar animated film "Cars" was unveiled Saturday at Gearhead Curios in Galena, Kansas. A local television station talked to Aaron Perry, proprietor of the shop that's housed in a former Texaco gas station: He thought Galena would be the perfect place to start Gearhead Curios … Continue reading Doc Hudson replica from ‘Cars’ movie unveiled at Gearhead Curios in Galena

Frank Yellowhorse, longtime operator of Chief Yellowhorse Trading Post, dies at 87

Frank Yellowhorse, a co-founder, operator and Navajo Nation craftsman of the famed Chief Yellowhorse Trading Post in Lupton, Arizona, near the New Mexico border, died Thursday. He was 87. David Yellowhorse, his son, passed along the news that morning: Tough news, My father, Frank Yellowhorse had passed this morning at 8:35am... He was 87, and … Continue reading Frank Yellowhorse, longtime operator of Chief Yellowhorse Trading Post, dies at 87

Zettlers Route 66 Store in Ash Fork has new owner

Zettlers Market, also known as Zettlers Route 66 Store, in Ash Fork, Arizona, recently gained a new owner after the previous proprietors put it up for sale nearly four years ago. Blue Miller, known for her well-researched Never Quite Lost blog, reported on the Historic Route 66 group on Facebook: Zettlers was named after Homer … Continue reading Zettlers Route 66 Store in Ash Fork has new owner

Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios on Route 66 opens Airbnb behind the property

The owner of the Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios on Route 66 shop in Tulsa has opened an Airbnb in a century-old house directly behind the property. It's called Buck's Cosmic Crash Pad on Route 66. The 1917 three-bedroom house goes for $137 a night. A description from the listing: Experience a one of a kind … Continue reading Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios on Route 66 opens Airbnb behind the property

Elaborate development planned for Two Guns site in Arizona

Artist's rendering of the proposed cliffside motel at Two Guns, Arizona. A developer plans an elaborate transformation of the Two Guns, Arizona, site that includes a luxury campground and even a cliffside motel along Diablo Canyon. John D. Gunderman made his plans public through an extensive website for his 2 Guns Luxury Resort. He said … Continue reading Elaborate development planned for Two Guns site in Arizona

Central Camera in Chicago to reopen in a storefront next door in September

Central Camera, a mainstay on Route 66 in downtown Chicago for over a century that burned during unrest in late May over the George Floyd police-brutality case, will reopen in September in a temporary store as the original is rebuilt. Block Club Chicago had the story Tuesday: The store at 228 S. Wabash Ave. will … Continue reading Central Camera in Chicago to reopen in a storefront next door in September