Matt Damon movie being filmed at Arcadia Round Barn this week

A movie starring Matt Damon is being filmed Friday at the Round Barn along old Route 66 in Arcadia, Oklahoma. According to the Edmond Sun newspaper, most of the "Stillwater" film is being shot in Coyle, Oklahoma, but a scene will be produced in Arcadia. Arcadia Mayor James Woodard said it’s an honor for the … Continue reading Matt Damon movie being filmed at Arcadia Round Barn this week

A look back at the Round Barn, Ted Drewes and Dixie Truckers Home

Anthony Reichardt recently uploaded several more videos from his Route 66 trips during the 1990s in a 1959 Cadillac. Reichardt's videos often hold historical value, as many are more than a quarter-century old. It's interesting to see how the Mother Road has changed. His YouTube channel of 60 videos is here. The first video compiles five … Continue reading A look back at the Round Barn, Ted Drewes and Dixie Truckers Home

Butch Breger, longtime caretaker of the Round Barn of Arcadia, dies

Ernest Lee "Butch" Breger, longtime caretaker of the historic Round Barn in Arcadia, Oklahoma, died Tuesday at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was 74. Breger also was part of the original Over the Hill Gang that helped restore the dilapidated Round Barn during the 1980s and '90s. One local told me Breger was the … Continue reading Butch Breger, longtime caretaker of the Round Barn of Arcadia, dies

Round Barn Rendezvous set for Sunday in Arcadia

Those who travel to the Round Barn of Arcadia, Oklahoma, on Sunday afternoon are in for a treat -- the historic Route 66 site is hosting a Round Barn Rendezvous music event. All acoustic musicians are invited from noon to 4 p.m. One flyer states: "All banjo players are welcome." A display of antique tractors and … Continue reading Round Barn Rendezvous set for Sunday in Arcadia

Round Barn to celebrate 25th anniversary of its reopening

The Round Barn in Arcadia, Oklahoma, on Sunday, June 11, will mark the 25th anniversary of the rehabilitation and reopening of the historic structure along Route 66. The event will run from 1 to 4 p.m. that day with live music, a car cruise-in, special guest speakers and the POPS food truck on the premises serving … Continue reading Round Barn to celebrate 25th anniversary of its reopening

GlassBoy Studios opens in Arcadia

Joel Rayburn's GlassBoy Studios neon-lighting company -- also home to Tourist Trap Tees --opened for business last week in downtown Arcadia, Oklahoma, next to Route 66 and the town's famous Round Barn. The above photo is shows the business and the custom-painted Route 66 van driven by GlassBoy Studios' first customer, Greg Gaszak. The business is housed in the nearly-century-old Brooks … Continue reading GlassBoy Studios opens in Arcadia

Mr. Sam and the Arcadia Round Barn

This well-produced video is situated at the historic Round Barn in Arcadia, Oklahoma, but focuses more on the Route 66 landmark's longtime host, Mr. Sam. Arcadia from Stewart Perryman on Vimeo. Alas, Mr. Sam resigned as chairman of the Arcadia Historical Society in March. But I get the impression Mr. Sam won't stay away from … Continue reading Mr. Sam and the Arcadia Round Barn

A closer look at the Round Barn

Discover Oklahoma uploaded this video a few days ago exploring the historic Round Barn in Arcadia, Oklahoma. https://youtu.be/A8ycNsbt8uw I'm glad to see Mr. Sam make a prominent appearance. The historic sites are important to Route 66, but so are the colorful characters who inhabit it. The Round Barn was built in 1898 by William Odor. … Continue reading A closer look at the Round Barn

Arcadia in high-risk situation if nearby dam fails

Reports from television sometimes tend to get a little hyperbolic. But this one from KFOR-TV in Oklahoma City about the Route 66 town of Arcadia, Okla., brings a new angle to the state's newfound earthquake problem I hadn't considered. The gist: The Oklahoma Water Resources Board is increasingly concerned about earthquakes' effects on nearby Arcadia … Continue reading Arcadia in high-risk situation if nearby dam fails