How about Harley and Annabelle Russell for the Oklahoma Route 66 Hall of Fame?

The Oklahoma Route 66 Association a few days ago sent out an email asking for nominations -- one living and one deceased -- for the upcoming Oklahoma Route 66 Hall of Fame inductions, held every two years. The Hall of Fame ceremony will be June 20 at the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton. Here … Continue reading How about Harley and Annabelle Russell for the Oklahoma Route 66 Hall of Fame?

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

Owners of Summit Inn say they will rebuild

Amid the bad news about the historic Summit Inn restaurant burning down, a sliver of good news emerged Wednesday night -- its owners plan to rebuild. The San Bernardino County Sun reported: But new owners Katherine Juarez and her brother Otto Recinos, who recently purchased the restaurant, want to bring it back. “We plan to rebuild it … Continue reading Owners of Summit Inn say they will rebuild

Filmmaker needs music for Route 66 documentary

A New York-based filmmaker who's making a documentary, "The Revival," about the renaissance of Route 66 after it was decertified as a U.S. highway needs some music from Oklahomans to help her finish the film. Kaila Keller, who hails from Tulsa, centers much of the film around her hometown and Oklahoma, although footage on Route 66 … Continue reading Filmmaker needs music for Route 66 documentary

A chat with Rock Cafe’s Dawn Welch

KC Keefer, continuing with his Genuine Route 66 Life video series, talks to Dawn Welch, longtime owner of the historic Rock Cafe in Stroud, Oklahoma. Welch talks about the Route 66 restaurant's up-and-down history, including her role in the Disney-Pixar "Cars" movie and the restaurant nearly being destroyed by fire in 2008. https://youtu.be/rXZ5p1qfm8Q More can … Continue reading A chat with Rock Cafe’s Dawn Welch

Rock Cafe is no longer for sale

Rock Cafe owner Dawn Welch announced on her blog Saturday she has removed the "For Sale" signs for her iconic Route 66 restaurant in Stroud, Oklahoma. The announcement came on the 75th anniversary of the restaurant and her 21st year as owner. After almost two years of a lot of traveling while the Rock Cafe … Continue reading Rock Cafe is no longer for sale

Go down memory lane to the Rock Cafe

This video about the Rock Cafe in Stroud, Okla., by Jack Frank's Tulsa Films is 10 years old, but a lot has happened since then. The Rock Cafe was nearly destroyed by fire a few years later (and rebuilt), and owner Dawn Welch's little girl, Alexis, is now college age. And the restaurant started to … Continue reading Go down memory lane to the Rock Cafe