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

Group launches website about Albuquerque’s midcentury architecture

Modern Albuquerque, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting and preserving midcentury modernist architecture and art, recently launched a website about such historic sites. Thea Haver, the co-founder of Modern Albuquerque, talked to the Albuquerque Journal about the website and the midcentury style: Haver said modernist or midcentury architecture dates from 1945 to 1975, “from post-World War … Continue reading Group launches website about Albuquerque’s midcentury architecture

Cuba, Missouri, launches a new tourism app

The Cuba Area Chamber of Commerce in the Route 66 town of Cuba, Missouri, recently launched a Visit Cuba Mo app with the help of developer Go to Blu. According to a news release about the app: The free app available through Google Play or the Apple App Store provides the visitor with an event … Continue reading Cuba, Missouri, launches a new tourism app

Pro-vegan crew will do a Route 66 trip for a reality series in Italy

The folks behind Vegani in Viaggio website for vegans later this year will undertake a Route 66 journey for a documentary-reality series Italy. The folks behind the website are Roberto Rossi (graphic designer, photographer, writer, blogger and traveler for passion and profession), Barbara Redaelli (personal trainer, an expert on vegan culture, healthy living and vegetable … Continue reading Pro-vegan crew will do a Route 66 trip for a reality series in Italy

Route 66 e-group advocates moving to MeWe platform

After several months of consideration, the Route 66 group on Yahoo!, also known as the Route 66 e-group, announced last week it is asking members to migrate to the MeWe platform. Mike Ward, one of the original e-group's moderators, stated with the MeWe announcement: Take a look and give it a chance. I don’t ever … Continue reading Route 66 e-group advocates moving to MeWe platform

End of an era: Yahoo! will scale back Route 66 group

Yahoo! recently announced it will stop allowing uploads of content on all its Yahoo Groups -- including the once-seminal and 20-year-old Route 66 group -- on Oct. 28 and remove all uploaded content in mid-December. One of the group's longtime members and moderators, Mike Ward, passed along the news Monday and posted a Yahoo link … Continue reading End of an era: Yahoo! will scale back Route 66 group

Vox Media posts video about Route 66

Vox Media, an offshoot of the popular American news and opinion website, a few days ago published a YouTube video with a provocative question: Why does Route 66 matter? The 17-minute video was uploaded Friday, and it had racked up 672,000 views and more than 1,100 comments by Sunday night. At one point, it was … Continue reading Vox Media posts video about Route 66

“I Am Route 66” project focuses on its people

Those who've been on Facebook in recent weeks may have noticed photographs of people along the Mother Road and their handwritten thoughts for the "I Am Route 66" project. Surfing through the website, I've counted about 20 people from Route 66 with their images and writings -- mostly from the Texas Panhandle and eastern New … Continue reading “I Am Route 66” project focuses on its people

Texas Historical Commission now considers Washburn a Route 66 town

The Texas Historical Commission recently completed a survey of Route 66 in the Lone Star State, including an interactive Google Map that shows even obscure alignments, hundreds of photos of historic sites and an apparent ruling that Washburn once was a town on the Mother Road. Results of the survey of Texas' 178 miles of … Continue reading Texas Historical Commission now considers Washburn a Route 66 town

Programming note

In the next day or so, you may notice a few changes to the appearance of Route 66 News. That's because the guts of the website will be undergoing a few but crucial upgrades. I found out a few weeks ago the main WordPress theme, or skin, of Route 66 News hasn't been updated by … Continue reading Programming note