29 gravestones vandalized at historic Hill Cemetery in Bourbon

A total of 29 headstones at historic Hill Cemetery along Route 66 in Bourbon, Missouri, recently were destroyed by vandals. It's believed the destruction, discovered Wednesday, occurred within the last two weeks after the cemetery last was mowed, according to a report by KSDK-TV in St. Louis. It's also believed more than one person was … Continue reading 29 gravestones vandalized at historic Hill Cemetery in Bourbon

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Petite woman successfully takes on the Big Texan’s 72-ounce steak challenge

A woman who weighs all of 125 pounds successfully devoured the 72-ounce steak dinner at the Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo in just 40 minutes last month in a video that has gone viral. The competitive eater and bodybuilder, known as Katina Eats Kilos, apparently was one of the first women to complete the … Continue reading Petite woman successfully takes on the Big Texan’s 72-ounce steak challenge

New video cites Route 66 as a reason for Tulsa to land a Tesla truck plant

Tulsa is vying to land a new Tesla Motors truck plant against Austin, Texas. Tulsa looked for a way to separate itself from its competitor. With the help of the Route 66 Alliance and founder Michael Wallis, they came up with this two-minute video: https://youtu.be/2xKWhn66Fbc Elon Musk, Tesla's CEO, voiced his approval of Tulsa's efforts … Continue reading New video cites Route 66 as a reason for Tulsa to land a Tesla truck plant

Globetrotter Lodge in Holbrook has new owner

The Globetrotter Lodge in Holbrook, Arizona, announced it has a new owner, and the deal will close July 8. Peter and Mona Hoeller, natives of Austria, announced in November 2018 they had put the Route 66 motel up for sale. They originally said the 10-room hotel would be listed for $598,000. According to a comment … Continue reading Globetrotter Lodge in Holbrook has new owner

New Mexico imposes 14-day quarantine to all travelers in the state

New Mexico's governor announced she was imposing up to a 14-day quarantine for all travelers coming into the state until at least July 15 to tamp down a coronavirus surge there. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said during the health briefing Wednesday she was deeply troubled by a higher COVID-19 caseload in her state and big … Continue reading New Mexico imposes 14-day quarantine to all travelers in the state

“Bless Me, Ultima” author Rudolfo Anaya dies at age 82

Rudolfo Anaya, author of the acclaimed novel "Bless Me, Ultima" and the widely acknowledged founder of Chicano literature, died Sunday at age 82. He spent much of his childhood in Santa Rosa, New Mexico, and remains the Route 66 town's most famous person. Anaya was in declining health in recent years, his niece told the … Continue reading “Bless Me, Ultima” author Rudolfo Anaya dies at age 82

Longtime Illinois Route 66 advocate Marty Bilecki dies at age 86

Marty Bilecki, a longtime and active member of the Route 66 Association of Illinois, of Morris, Illinois, died Monday morning in LaSalle County, Illinois. He was 86. A woman who answered the phone at UC Davis-Callahan Funeral Home in Morris said it was believed Bilecki succumbed from health issues. News of Bilecki's death broke Monday … Continue reading Longtime Illinois Route 66 advocate Marty Bilecki dies at age 86

Allen’s Fillin’ Station in Commerce being put up for sale

Allen's Fillin' Station, a landmark along a section of original Route 66 in Commerce, Oklahoma, is being put up for sale by its longtime co-owner. Bobby Allen said the asking price for the former gas station at 101 S. Main St. in Commerce is $34,900, though it is negotiable. The sale price would include all … Continue reading Allen’s Fillin’ Station in Commerce being put up for sale

A journey on how Disney’s Cars Land was developed

Disney Parks a few days ago uploaded a video where two people from Disney and Pixar were interviewed on how they came up with the inspirations for Cars Land at Disney California Adventure Park. Pixar’s Roger Gould and former Disney Imagineer Kathy Mangum provide an under-the-hood look of what went into the development and creation … Continue reading A journey on how Disney’s Cars Land was developed

Biracial family told not to use showers at KOA campground in Stanton

The mother of biracial children said she and her children were told by a KOA campground manager in Stanton, Missouri, they weren't welcome to use the facility's showers -- an echo of the Jim Crow discrimination era. The campground later apologized. The incident occurred at the Stanton / Meramec KOA Journey campground in Stanton, just … Continue reading Biracial family told not to use showers at KOA campground in Stanton