Rihanna paints anti-Trump message on Cadillac Ranch; Trump supporters respond

It's an election year, so that means pro and con messages about presidential candidates will abound on Route 66 in the coming months. That includes at the famed Cadillac Ranch along Route 66 in Amarillo, where pop megastar Rihanna -- the one with 250 million records sold in her career -- spraypainted a message on … Continue reading Rihanna paints anti-Trump message on Cadillac Ranch; Trump supporters respond

Arsonist torches one of the cars at Cadillac Ranch

An apparent arsonist early Sunday set fire to one of the classic cars that make up the landmark Cadillac Ranch on Amarillo's west side. KAMR-TV in Amarillo reported the first fire call came in at 2:12 a.m. The fire was extinguished, and no arrests have been made. The administrator at the Cadillac Ranch page on … Continue reading Arsonist torches one of the cars at Cadillac Ranch

Amarillo’s tallest building named to National Register of Historic Places

The tallest skyscraper in the Texas Panhandle, located in Amarillo, this week was named to the National Register of Historic Places. The FirstBank Southwest Tower at 600 S. Tyler St. in Amarillo, next to the Sixth Avenue alignment of Route 66 in downtown Amarillo, earned the designation Wednesday, according to an email Friday from the … Continue reading Amarillo’s tallest building named to National Register of Historic Places

Amarillo Route 66 art prominently featured in Plainview gallery

Route 66 artwork from Amarillo figures prominently in an art show in the unlikely locale of Plainview, Texas (pop. 20,700). The "Yellow City Art" show at Contemporary Art Museum Plainview, which runs through February, features the work of photographer Ed Ruscha (known for his 1963 "Twentysix Gasoline Stations" photo book) and the late Stanley Marsh … Continue reading Amarillo Route 66 art prominently featured in Plainview gallery

The early history of Cadillac Ranch

The Artsy website posted a well-researched article of how the Cadillac Ranch art installation in Amarillo, Texas, came to be, including vintage photos of it being built. Cadillac Ranch turned into a roadside icon -- including for Route 66 travelers -- in the four decades since local tycoon Stanley Marsh 3 commissioned it from the Ant Farm … Continue reading The early history of Cadillac Ranch

Group wants to remove Cadillac Ranch

A group calling itself Erase Marsh Madness wants to remove all artwork in Amarillo linked to the now-deceased Stanley Marsh 3, including the famous Cadillac Ranch near Route 66. Before he died at age 76 last year, Marsh was criminally indicted on multiple counts of sexual abuse of underage teenage boys. And several family members … Continue reading Group wants to remove Cadillac Ranch

Lawsuit says Marsh, associates engaged in sex trafficking

Longtime Cadillac Ranch owner Stanley Marsh 3 died more than a year ago, but allegations of sex abuse with teenage boys continue to cause big problems for his family and associates. A lawsuit filed by Houston attorney Chad Pinkerton last week seeks up to $50 million and other damages for nine plaintiffs who claim Marsh sexually abused them … Continue reading Lawsuit says Marsh, associates engaged in sex trafficking

Businesses settle lawsuits over Marsh sex-abuse claims

Four businesses in Amarillo's Chase Tower reached confidential legal settlements with 10 plaintiffs on sex-abuse allegations with millionaire and former Cadillac Ranch owner Stanley Marsh 3, according to the Amarillo Globe-News. Marsh became embroiled in the lawsuits and felony criminal indictments over the allegations in the last 15 months of his life before he died … Continue reading Businesses settle lawsuits over Marsh sex-abuse claims

A closer look at the police search of Stanley Marsh 3’s office

With little fanfare last week, the Amarillo Globe-News posted online more than 350 photographs taken by police during a November 2012 search of Stanley Marsh 3's 12th-floor office in downtown Amarillo. Police searched the office in the wake of sexual-abuse allegations by teenage boys against Marsh, the owner of Route 66's famous Cadillac Ranch art … Continue reading A closer look at the police search of Stanley Marsh 3’s office

A history of Cadillac Ranch

On Sunday, the Amarillo Globe-News published a well-researched story about the history of the Cadillac Ranch art installation just off Route 66. Cadillac Ranch marked its 40th anniversary June 21 -- four days after owner Stanley Marsh 3 died at age 76. The story provides behind-the-scenes details about how Cadillac Ranch came about. I urge … Continue reading A history of Cadillac Ranch