Daniel Webster High School in Tulsa added to National Register of Historic Places

Daniel Webster High School, located right off Route 66 in southwest Tulsa, recently was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The National Park Service, which runs the National Register program, confirmed the designation during a weekly email Friday. The listing was effective Thursday. According to a story last fall in the Tulsa World, … Continue reading Daniel Webster High School in Tulsa added to National Register of Historic Places

Kingman self-guided tours plan involves a life-size statue of Jim Hinckley

Kingman Main Street in Kingman, Arizona, recently unveiled a plan for self-guided tours that includes a life-size statue of Route 66 author and resident Jim Hinckley. The public arts project is being called “Kingman Tours: A Walkabout Kingman with Jim Hinckley.” According to a website devoted to the project: A Walkabout Kingman with Jim Hinckley … Continue reading Kingman self-guided tours plan involves a life-size statue of Jim Hinckley

Liquor store on Route 66 in Lebanon marks 75 years

The Munger Moss Motel in Lebanon, Missouri, is marking its 75th year this year along Route 66. But there's another business in town that's also marking its 75th anniversary. That would be the Orchard Hills Package Store at Washington Avenue and Elm Street (aka Route 66). The Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society reported more of … Continue reading Liquor store on Route 66 in Lebanon marks 75 years

New details emerge about Chicken Shack’s forthcoming move to Hillbillee’s in Arcadia

Veteran reporter Steve Lackmeyer recently wrote a new story in The Oklahoman newspaper about The Chicken Shack's soon-to-come move from Luther, Oklahoma, to the closed Hillbillee's complex in Arcadia, Oklahoma. We initially reported about the move last month. The Chicken Shack may reopen at Hillbillee's later this summer. The story in The Oklahoman is subscription-only, … Continue reading New details emerge about Chicken Shack’s forthcoming move to Hillbillee’s in Arcadia

El Reno hosting a cruise Friday on the original alignment of Route 66

El Reno, Oklahoma, on Friday is hosting an intriguing event -- a cruise on the original alignment of Route 66 in the city. The cruise begins northbound on Shepard Avenue at Business 40 and U.S. 81, turns west onto Elm Street, turns north onto Hoff Avenue, turns west onto Wade Street, turns briefly north onto … Continue reading El Reno hosting a cruise Friday on the original alignment of Route 66

New Route 66 National Historic Trail bill introduced in Congress

U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood (R-Ill.) on Friday introduced the Route 66 National Historic Trail Designation Act in the U.S. House of Representatives, with U.S. Rep. Grace Napolitano (D-Calif.) as the co-sponsor. The bill is so new, it hadn't yet been added to the database of the Congress' bill-search website as of Friday evening. The Route … Continue reading New Route 66 National Historic Trail bill introduced in Congress

Pacific awards $2.2M contract to convert Red Cedar Inn into a visitors center

The Pacific, Missouri, board of aldermen voted last week to award a $2.2 million contract to rehabilitate the closed Red Cedar Inn restaurant into a visitors center. According to a report by the Washington Missourian, the board unanimously gave the deal to St. Louis-based Legacy Contracting Group to remake the Route 66 landmark into a … Continue reading Pacific awards $2.2M contract to convert Red Cedar Inn into a visitors center

U-Drop Inn in Shamrock will reopen its restaurant for the first time in decades

The historic U-Drop Inn in Shamrock, Texas, will reopen its diner later this summer for the first time more than a quarter century. Longtime Shamrock resident Baldo de Leon in a telephone interview Wednesday said he's leasing the restaurant space for one year from the city, which owns the Route 66 landmark, to run the … Continue reading U-Drop Inn in Shamrock will reopen its restaurant for the first time in decades

Stuckey’s heiress aims to revive her family’s brand

Stephanie Stuckey, the granddaughter of the man who founded the famous Stuckey's convenience store chain, recently purchased back her family's business and wants to return the diminished brand to national prominence. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution published a profile of Stuckey, who purchased the remaining shares of the Georgia-based Stuckey's company about 18 months ago. Stephanie Stuckey … Continue reading Stuckey’s heiress aims to revive her family’s brand

Fundraiser launched for a new phase of Road Runner’s Retreat resurrection

The organizer of several cleanup weekends at the closed Road Runner's Retreat site near Chambless, California, has launched a fundraiser of T-shirt and pin sales to help finance the fourth stage of its eventual resurrection. The fundraiser via GoFundMe.com has a goal of $5,000, with incentives that include a Road Runner's Retreat T-shirt that states, … Continue reading Fundraiser launched for a new phase of Road Runner’s Retreat resurrection