Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton to mark 25th anniversary next month

The Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton, the oldest museum dedicated solely to Route 66, will celebrate its 25th year in operation on Sept. 23. A news release to the Guymon Daily Herald in Oklahoma put out a story with factoids about the museum. We've added a few other facts to it: The Clinton museum … Continue reading Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton to mark 25th anniversary next month

Fabled elm trees west of Clinton may not be around much longer

Elm trees west of Clinton, Oklahoma, documented in Michael Wallis' seminal 1990 book "Route 66: The Mother Road" have died at an alarming rate in recent years and may not be long for this world. A longtime reader with a keen eye alerted me to this a few days ago and shot a short video … Continue reading Fabled elm trees west of Clinton may not be around much longer

Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton will keep winter hours this summer

The Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton will not expand its hours during the summer months when it reopens because of an anticipated drop in tourists from the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, the museum will maintain its winter hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays through Saturdays. Fox25 in Oklahoma City reported: “Once the … Continue reading Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton will keep winter hours this summer

RoadTripOK video series focuses on Clinton

The latest RoadTripOK video this week features two restaurants and Route 66 museum in Clinton, Oklahoma. Here's the video: https://youtu.be/n5ZcR4Z3jRw Here are the three places in Clinton the video covers: Strayhouse Kitchen & CoffeeOklahoma Route 66 MuseumWhite Dog Hill restaurant Oklahoma Tourism and Broken Arrow-based Retrospec Films announced last fall they would launch a year-long … Continue reading RoadTripOK video series focuses on Clinton

Clinton city council unanimously votes to condemn Glancy Motel

Members of the city council of Clinton, Oklahoma, voted unanimously last week to condemn the historic Glancy Motel along Route 66. According to the print edition Saturday of the Weatherford Daily News, Mayor David Berrong said code enforcement officer Toby Anders had been dealing with the property for more than three years regarding violations there. … Continue reading Clinton city council unanimously votes to condemn Glancy Motel

Oklahoma’s black eye amid upcoming preservation conference

The Tulsa World this week published a preview of the “Are We There Yet? Preservation of Roadside Architecture and Attractions" symposium in Tulsa next month. The April 10-12 event is organized by National Park Service’s National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT), Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program, Tulsa Foundation for Architecture, city of Tulsa, Tulsa … Continue reading Oklahoma’s black eye amid upcoming preservation conference

A closer look at White Dog Hill restaurant near Clinton

Oklahoma Living magazine, a publication by the state's electrical cooperatives, recently published an article for its Table Talk section about the White Dog Hill restaurant just off Route 66 east of Clinton, Oklahoma. The whole article is worth reading, but a key part is the video, which shows the restaurant's culinary delights and amazing scenery … Continue reading A closer look at White Dog Hill restaurant near Clinton

A look back at the Rock Cafe, Pop Hicks restaurants

Anthony Reichardt recently uploaded a couple of more videos from his videotaped road trips on Route 66 in a 1959 Cadillac during the 1990s. The first is from the Rock Cafe in Stroud, Oklahoma, in 1994 and 1995. https://youtu.be/zhaj-mo_g5M The first segment of the video shows a couple of neon signs along Route 66 that … Continue reading A look back at the Rock Cafe, Pop Hicks restaurants

Melvena Heisch, Laurel Kane inducted into Oklahoma Route 66 Hall of Fame

Melvena Heish and the late Laurel Kane were inducted Saturday into the Oklahoma Route 66 Hall of Fame during ceremonies at the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton, Oklahoma. The ceremony also celebrated the 90th anniversary of Route 66 and marked two new exhibits at the museum -- one about folk art and another of … Continue reading Melvena Heisch, Laurel Kane inducted into Oklahoma Route 66 Hall of Fame

Elvis sightings on Route 66

The Marshfield Mail in Missouri published an extensive listing of Elvis Presley sightings and shows in the Show-Me State in 1956 -- the year he came into national prominence. The future King of Rock 'n' Roll's tours brought him to a few Route 66 landmarks that year. According to the newspaper. --- "By May 1956, Elvis was … Continue reading Elvis sightings on Route 66