Long-closed Elm’s Court property in Tulsa is torn down; sign may be repurposed

The long-closed Elm's Court motel buildings along Route 66 in Tulsa were torn down in recent days. However, the president of the Oklahoma Route 66 Association reports the owner may repurpose the neon sign that stands in front. Information about the property at 8344 E. 11th St. (aka Route 66) near Memorial Drive is scant. … Continue reading Long-closed Elm’s Court property in Tulsa is torn down; sign may be repurposed

‘Valentine Sally’ identified nearly 40 years after her body was found near Ash Fork

About a year ago, Route 66 enthusiast Blue Miller wrote on her Never Quite Lost blog about the mystery of "Valentine Sally," an unidentified young woman whose body was found near Ash Fork, Arizona, in an apparent homicide in February 1982. This week, Valentine Sally finally has her true name. She is Carolyn Eaton, a … Continue reading ‘Valentine Sally’ identified nearly 40 years after her body was found near Ash Fork

More doubt cast on Apache Death Cave story at Two Guns

A researcher who previously has debunked a long-told tale at a Route 66 site has cast additional doubt on the Apache Death Cave massacre that supposedly occurred in 1878 at Two Guns, Arizona. And it turns out the man who likely made up the story killed a man decades before. If you're unfamiliar with Apache … Continue reading More doubt cast on Apache Death Cave story at Two Guns

Zettlers Route 66 Store in Ash Fork has new owner

Zettlers Market, also known as Zettlers Route 66 Store, in Ash Fork, Arizona, recently gained a new owner after the previous proprietors put it up for sale nearly four years ago. Blue Miller, known for her well-researched Never Quite Lost blog, reported on the Historic Route 66 group on Facebook: Zettlers was named after Homer … Continue reading Zettlers Route 66 Store in Ash Fork has new owner

Two Guns site in Arizona under contract; fate remains unknown

The sale of historic but dilapidated Two Guns site along Route 66 in Arizona is pending after the 232-acre site was for sale for $3.715 million. Route 66 researcher Blue Miller first reported Monday the property is under contract on the Historic Route 66 page on Facebook. Sure enough, the site listing on Realtor.com states … Continue reading Two Guns site in Arizona under contract; fate remains unknown

Lurvey Courts in Springfield may be demolished soon

The long-closed Lurvey Courts motel in Springfield, Missouri, likely will face the wrecking ball in a few weeks unless something drastic happens, and soon. KOLR-TV posted a story Monday, reporting the Route 66 property will be demolished by the end of April or May. I suspect the station was tipped off by a Facebook post … Continue reading Lurvey Courts in Springfield may be demolished soon

Make sure you read the Never Quite Lost blog

Thanks to a Route 66er on Facebook, I stumbled onto the Blue Miller's Never Quite Lost weblog, which takes deep historical dives into assorted landmarks on Route 66. Never Quite Lost -- subtitled "The Road Goes On Forever" -- launched in November 2015. New posts arrive every few months or so, but they almost always … Continue reading Make sure you read the Never Quite Lost blog