Billboard Museum picks up pink Cadillac from closed Ann’s Chicken Fry House

The Billboard Museum Association on Sunday picked up the pink Cadillac that long was on display in front of the now-closed Ann's Chicken Fry House in Oklahoma City and plans to restore it at its future museum home. KOCO-TV in Oklahoma City reported: “We’re going to pull out the ’59 pink Cadi, and that’s been … Continue reading Billboard Museum picks up pink Cadillac from closed Ann’s Chicken Fry House

A profile of a prolific Oklahoma muralist

An Oklahoma City television station recently profiled a Sooner State muralist who's painted up to 4,000 murals during his career, including several on Route 66. Here's the profile of Bob Palmer from KFOR-TV. You can see one of his Route 66 murals in the segment: Dozens of his historic-themed murals can be seen here. You'll … Continue reading A profile of a prolific Oklahoma muralist

Towns in Oklahoma City metro want to spruce up Route 66

Several towns in the Oklahoma City metro area have pledged to improve the look of Route 66 on the west side. According to a story by KWTV in Oklahoma City: The mayor of Bethany is calling for other cities to assist in fixing the seemingly forgotten highway, Route 66. Oklahoma City, Warr Acres, Bethany and … Continue reading Towns in Oklahoma City metro want to spruce up Route 66

A sample of a treasure trove of photos

This new video features a collection of photos taken during the early 1980s by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation along NW 39th Street from Oklahoma City to the suburb of Bethany, before U.S. 66 become decommissioned. According to Rachel Mosman, a photo archivist at the Oklahoma Historical Society, the photos were animated by J.A. Pryse into a video. https://youtu.be/mvcUHhXO9ts In … Continue reading A sample of a treasure trove of photos

A view from the Oklahoma ice storm

An ice storm struck much of central Oklahoma over the weekend. One report said about 70,000 people were without power on Sunday. Here's a look at ice-covered trees that line old Route 66 between Bethany and Yukon, Oklahoma, near Lake Overholser. https://youtu.be/-zsMIPbKa68 The trees look terrible in the video, but most will recover. Many Oklahomans learned from … Continue reading A view from the Oklahoma ice storm

Reporter wants to track down Phillips 66 cottage stations on OKC area

A reporter for The Oklahoman newspaper in Oklahoma City wants to track down all of the old Phillips 66 cottage-style gas stations in the Oklahoma City metro area. Business writer Brianna Bailey wrote about that quest during a recent column: With their jaunty gabled roofs, chimneys, and arched entryways, there’s something that draws me to … Continue reading Reporter wants to track down Phillips 66 cottage stations on OKC area

A glimpse at the future Billboard Museum

If you're a longtime traveler on Route 66 who wonders what happened to the old neon sign for the Rio Siesta Motel in Clinton, Oklahoma, we have an answer. It -- along with several dozen other signs and billboards -- are safely in a storage warehouse in the Oklahoma City area until the Billboard Museum … Continue reading A glimpse at the future Billboard Museum