Harley and Annabelle Russell inducted into Oklahoma Route 66 Hall of Fame

Harley and Annabelle Russell, aka the Mediocre Music Makers of Erick, Oklahoma, were inducted into the Oklahoma Route 66 Hall of Fame. The inductees were announced Monday by the Oklahoma Route 66 Association president Rhys Martin, though Harley was presented with his and his late wife's plaques during a ceremony Sunday at his Sandhills Curiosity … Continue reading Harley and Annabelle Russell inducted into Oklahoma Route 66 Hall of Fame

County preservation group to give $12,000 to St. Robert to continue neon park project

Pulaski County Route 66 Preservation will present a $12,021.63 check to the city of St. Robert, Missouri, at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday to continue the development of the Route 66 Neon Park. The check presentation will take place at George M. Reed Roadside Park at 228 Old Route 66 in Saint Robert. The park, one of only two … Continue reading County preservation group to give $12,000 to St. Robert to continue neon park project

Admiral Twin Drive-In used for an immigration naturalization ceremony

Drive-in theaters this year have been used for several new purposes, including concerts and church services, because of their ability to foster social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week, the Admiral Twin Drive-In in Tulsa found another new purpose -- a site for an immigration naturalization ceremony. According to a Tulsa World report, 55 … Continue reading Admiral Twin Drive-In used for an immigration naturalization ceremony

Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame open for nominations

The Route 66 Association of Illinois announced in its email newsletter Thursday it has opened its nomination period for its Hall of Fame for individuals or businesses. Until Dec. 31, anyone may submit information about nominee(s) that have made "significant contributions to the character or history of the Illinois portion of Route 66 from 1926 … Continue reading Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame open for nominations

Cleanup day scheduled next month at Shamrock Court in Sullivan

The Route 66 Association of Missouri is hosting a cleanup weekend next month for the closed but well-maintained Shamrock Court motel in Sullivan, Missouri. The cleanup days will be Saturday, Nov. 7-8, beginning at 8 a.m. each day. According to the events page on Facebook, volunteers will clean out and fix up each individual unit … Continue reading Cleanup day scheduled next month at Shamrock Court in Sullivan

Concert fundraisers will help preserve Sappington House in Crestwood

Two backyard concerts are scheduled for this month to help preserve the Sappington House, reputedly the first brick home built in St. Louis County more than 200 years ago, in the present-day Route 66 town of Crestwood, Missouri. The Sappington House, now a museum, sits at 1015 S. Sappington Road, just off Interstate 44 and a mile … Continue reading Concert fundraisers will help preserve Sappington House in Crestwood

Cash register from Threatt Filling Station to be part of Smithsonian exhibition

The original cash register used in the historic Threatt Filling Station on Route 66 near Luther, Oklahoma, is on display as part of the Smithsonian's "The Negro Motorist Green Book" exhibition at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis. According to The Luther Register, the cash register is on loan during a three-year national tour … Continue reading Cash register from Threatt Filling Station to be part of Smithsonian exhibition

15th neon sign built or restored along Tulsa’s Route 66 corridor

The Mother Road Market and Shops at Mother Road Market on Wednesday unveiled their new neon sign on the roof of one of their buildings at Lewis Avenue and 11th Street (aka Route 66) in Tulsa. It was the 15th sign that was newly built or restored on Tulsa's Route 66 with the city's Route … Continue reading 15th neon sign built or restored along Tulsa’s Route 66 corridor

AAA Oklahoma to launch early celebration of Route 66’s centennial

AAA Oklahoma will get an early start on the 2026 centennial of Route 66 by launching the U.S. 66 Road Fest event from Tulsa to Oklahoma City next year. According to a news release from AAA, the festival starting in mid-June 2021 also will include all the communities along Route 66's 420 miles in the Sooner … Continue reading AAA Oklahoma to launch early celebration of Route 66’s centennial

Decopolis store on Tulsa’s Route 66 to hold a grand opening Saturday

The second Decopolis store, located along the main alignment of Route 66 in Tulsa, will hold its grand opening Saturday. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at 1401 E. 11th St. (aka Route 66). Decopolis, dedicated to the city's celebrated Art Deco architecture, still has its original store at 511 … Continue reading Decopolis store on Tulsa’s Route 66 to hold a grand opening Saturday