Latest RoadTripOK video concentrates on sites in and near Claremore

The latest RoadTripOK video this week features a restaurant and museum in Claremore and a unique park in nearby rural Foyil. Here is the video: https://youtu.be/MgNAkg_WBkw Here are the three places the video covers: Will Rogers Memorial MuseumHammett House restaurantEd Galloway's Totem Pole Park Oklahoma Tourism and Broken Arrow-based Retrospec Films announced last fall they … Continue reading Latest RoadTripOK video concentrates on sites in and near Claremore

House Building in Bristow added to National Register of Historic Places

The House Building, also known as the Root's Furniture Building, in downtown Bristow, Oklahoma, last week was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The listing was effective Sept. 9, according to a weekly email of National Register listings from the National Park Service. The building at 301-305 N. Main St. (aka Route 66) … Continue reading House Building in Bristow added to National Register of Historic Places

Blowin’ in the wind: Porta Potty cruises down Route 66 in Albuquerque

Albuquerque motorists on Route 66 on Tuesday were treated to a weird sight: a wind-blown Porta Potty scooting down the Mother Road. Roll tape: https://youtu.be/-qHCwWpuISU KOAT-TV in Albuquerque broke the story from a viewer: The port-a-potty was seen blowing down the street near Central and Tramway early Tuesday evening.At this time there is no word … Continue reading Blowin’ in the wind: Porta Potty cruises down Route 66 in Albuquerque

Williams panel creates a guide to help businesses retain Route 66 heritage

The Williams Historic Preservation Commission of Williams, Arizona, has created a design guide to help businesses preserve the historic integrity of its Route 66 corridor. The city council last month approved the 60-page "Williams Historic Business District Design Guide," which provides details of how business owners can maintain Route 66 architecture. The Williams-Grand Canyon News … Continue reading Williams panel creates a guide to help businesses retain Route 66 heritage

Annual bloom of endangered Pecos sunflowers in Santa Rosa is happening now

The annual bloom of endangered Pecos sunflowers in a nature preserve just off old Route 66 in Santa Rosa, New Mexico, is occurring now and should continue for the next 10 days or so. The sunflowers congregate along desert wetlands. The ones in Santa Rosa are fed by the overflow waters of the nearby Blue … Continue reading Annual bloom of endangered Pecos sunflowers in Santa Rosa is happening now

Adams Street Bridge in downtown Chicago to close Monday until 2022

The Adams Street Bridge over the Kennedy Expressway in downtown Chicago will close starting Monday as part of ongoing work on the Jane Byrne Interchange project. Adams Street is part of the westbound alignment of Route 66 in the Windy City. Block Club Chicago reported: The Adams Street bridge, the last of the 11 local … Continue reading Adams Street Bridge in downtown Chicago to close Monday until 2022

Murals in Cuba undergo a new preservation process

The city of Cuba, Missouri, is taking steps to protect its popular murals "for years to come" almost two decades after the first one was created. According to the Viva Cuba website, the city is using an Impact100 grant for the project: Involved since the inception, artist Shelly Smith Steiger is at it again. This … Continue reading Murals in Cuba undergo a new preservation process

2014 Ozark Mountain Daredevils show to stream on Birthplace of Route 66 site

A now-legendary concert by the Ozark Mountain Daredevils during the 2014 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival in Springfield, Missouri, will be rebroadcast Sept. 4 on the festival's website. That sold-out show, which the band gave the city permission to livestream that night from inside the historic Gillioz Theatre to a screen at Park Central Square, … Continue reading 2014 Ozark Mountain Daredevils show to stream on Birthplace of Route 66 site

Tulsa Route 66 Master Plan survey respondents want more preservation

A survey for the Tulsa Route 66 Master Plan that drew more than 1,000 respondents indicated a strong preference for historic preservation along the Route 66 corridor. Public Radio Tulsa first reported on some of the results earlier this week: Nearly three in four responses picked incentives for neon signs, facade improvements and building rehab … Continue reading Tulsa Route 66 Master Plan survey respondents want more preservation

Arizona Route 66 grant application season is open

The Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona, in conjunction with the Arizona Community Foundation, has opened an online application portal for receiving up to $25,000 grants. Here's who is eligible for a grant: To be eligible to apply for the grants listed below, your organization must belong to one of the following categories: 501(c)(3) nonprofit … Continue reading Arizona Route 66 grant application season is open