Tail O’ the Pup hot dog stand reopens along Route 66 in West Hollywood

The iconic Tail O' of the Pup hot dog stand that was in storage for 17 years recently reopened -- along Route 66, appropriately -- in West Hollywood, California. The hot dog-shaped stand at 8512 Santa Monica Blvd. (aka Route 66) was purchased late last year by the 1933 Group, which also holds the Formosa … Continue reading Tail O’ the Pup hot dog stand reopens along Route 66 in West Hollywood

Landmark Springfield hotel may still have life; zoning panel to hear a new variance request

The sale of the troubled 30-story Wyndham City Centre in downtown Springfield, Illinois, may still have life after the zoning commission found out this week it is scheduled to hear a new variance request for the property next month. The Springfield State Journal-Register reported planning and zoning will hear the request on Sept. 21, with … Continue reading Landmark Springfield hotel may still have life; zoning panel to hear a new variance request

Springfield history museum launches exhibit about Route 66 restaurants

The History Museum on the Square in downtown Springfield, Missouri, just a few days ago launched an exhibit called "Order Up: The Restaurants of Route 66." The exhibit was made public shortly before this weekend's Birthplace of Route 66 Festival in Springfield. According to the Springfield News-Leader, it features a variety of eateries -- past … Continue reading Springfield history museum launches exhibit about Route 66 restaurants

Article reveals more details on Dennis Hopper’s iconic “Double Standard” photo

A recent story in the New Yorker provided a lot more detail about "Double Standard," a now-iconic photograph from inside a car of a Los Angeles gas station at a Route 66 intersection by actor Dennis Hopper during the early 1960s. Here's an Instagram image of the photo on display in London: View this post … Continue reading Article reveals more details on Dennis Hopper’s iconic “Double Standard” photo

Jerry Ueckert, champion of Route 66 in New Mexico, dies at age 71

Jerry Ueckert, a strong advocate for Route 66, especially in New Mexico, died in Edgewood earlier this month. He was 71. In a lengthy obituary in the Edgewood Independent newspaper, it reported he co-founded the Route 66 Chamber of Commerce with Bob Audette, Keith Matson and Bill Gilmore. He also was managing editor of New … Continue reading Jerry Ueckert, champion of Route 66 in New Mexico, dies at age 71

Rescue Celebration held at Painted Desert Trading Post site

About 60 people attended Saturday what was termed a Rescue Celebration for the once-moribund Painted Desert Trading Post building on a remote stretch of Route 66 in eastern Arizona. The Route 66 Co-op four years ago bought the long-abandoned property, which was in imminent danger of collapse, and shored up the building so it would … Continue reading Rescue Celebration held at Painted Desert Trading Post site

Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial marks its centennial next month

The Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial will celebrate its 100th year in Gallup, New Mexico, during its Aug. 4-14 event at Red Rock Park. According to a news release: One of New Mexico’s longest-running events, the Ceremonial Centennial Celebration will be a mixture of in-person and virtual events. Scheduled events include: One World Beat (the theme of … Continue reading Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial marks its centennial next month

Missouri panel recommends Boots Court motel to National Register of Historic Places

The Missouri Advisory Council on Historic Preservation on Friday approved the Boots Court motel in Carthage for recommendation to the National Register of Historic Places. The council also recommended the East Town Historic District along an older alignment in Joplin, reported the Joplin Globe. Both recommendations all but assure they will be on the National … Continue reading Missouri panel recommends Boots Court motel to National Register of Historic Places

Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton to receive over $1 million in improvements

The Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton will receive more than $1 million for improvements and new exhibits, it was reported at the recent Oklahoma Route 66 Hall of Fame induction. The Clinton Daily News (subscription required) had the details: The money being invested comes from a bond issue passed by the state earlier this … Continue reading Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton to receive over $1 million in improvements

Log cabin that was Jasper County’s first courthouse will be moved to Red Oak II in Carthage

A log cabin that served as Jasper County, Missouri's first courthouse in the 1840s will be disassembled, moved to the Red Oak II complex near Carthage and reassembled. The Joplin Globe had the story: Jonathan Sheldon and Larry Sernyk, an Indiana man who owns several properties at Red Oak II, reached an agreement recently that … Continue reading Log cabin that was Jasper County’s first courthouse will be moved to Red Oak II in Carthage