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

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

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

David Clark will host a Zoom talk Aug. 6 about Route 66 in Chicago

David Clark, the preeminent expert on Route 66 in the Chicago area, will present a Zoom videoconference event titled, "Route 66 in Chicago: Where the Road Begins," on the night of Aug. 6. Clark, InSites To Go and Route66Chicago.com are describing it as a "virtual tour" of the Mother Road in Chicago. More from the … Continue reading David Clark will host a Zoom talk Aug. 6 about Route 66 in Chicago

Construction begins on Route 66 Village Train Depot in Tulsa

Construction has started on a $3 million Route 66 Village Train Depot at the Route 66 Village in southwest Tulsa. According to a news release from the city of Tulsa, the 5,000-square foot depot will be built next to the existing locomotive on the site at 3770 Southwest Blvd. (aka Route 66). The depot will … Continue reading Construction begins on Route 66 Village Train Depot in Tulsa

Webb City home, Kingshighway district in St. Louis added to National Register

An 1891 house in Webb City, Missouri, and a commercial district on Kingshighway Boulevard in St. Louis each were added to the National Register of Historic Places last week. Both are on or very near historic Route 66. The Elijah Thomas Webb home at 4 S. Liberty St. in Webb City (map here) is owned … Continue reading Webb City home, Kingshighway district in St. Louis added to National Register

The inventor of Springfield cashew chicken dish dies at age 99

David Leong, who put Springfield, Missouri, on the culinary map by inventing Springfield-style cashew chicken that many other Chinese restaurants adopted, has died. He was less than a month short of his 100th birthday. Leong lived quite a life. He fled China in 1938 when Japan attacked his hometown. He immigrated to New Orleans, joined … Continue reading The inventor of Springfield cashew chicken dish dies at age 99

The Mill Museum in Lincoln closing in 2020 due to coronavirus, needed repairs

The Mill Museum in Lincoln, Illinois, will remain closed for the rest of the 2020 tourism season because of the COVID-19 pandemic and needed repairs on the former Route 66 restaurant. The Logan County Tourism Bureau, which owns the facility, made the announcement Tuesday, according to The Courier in Lincoln. “Due to COVID-19 and the … Continue reading The Mill Museum in Lincoln closing in 2020 due to coronavirus, needed repairs

Howard Park in Tulsa may be converted into an RV park

Tulsa's historic Howard Park may be converted into an RV park to help capitalize on its location on Route 66. According to Public Radio Tulsa: Tulsa County Deputy Treasurer John Fothergill made the pitch for putting out a request for proposals to build an RV park with up to 70 spaces. Fothergill said a set … Continue reading Howard Park in Tulsa may be converted into an RV park

Route 66 Navigation principals take over ownership of Historic Route 66 website

The founders of the Route 66 Navigation app and Route 66 Passport program announced Monday they have assumed ownership of the Historic Route 66 website, at historic66.com. Marian Pavel and Jan Svrcek take over the reins of the oldest Route 66 site on the internet, established in 1994 by the husband-and-wife team of Swa Frantzen … Continue reading Route 66 Navigation principals take over ownership of Historic Route 66 website