Route 9 Signs makes a detailed miniature of Skyliner Motel sign in Stroud

The man behind Route 9 Signs in California recently finished a detailed miniature of the Skyliner Motel sign along Route 66 in Stroud, Oklahoma. Martin Treu recently commissioned the work from Chris Raley, who lives in Fresno. Railey wrote on his Route 9 Signs account on Instagram that the miniature was made with laser-cut baltic … Continue reading Route 9 Signs makes a detailed miniature of Skyliner Motel sign in Stroud

Restored Lincoln County Express child-size train ends up near Rock Cafe in Stroud

The Lincoln County Express child-size train that spent decades rusting away amid the brush along Route 66 east of Stroud, Oklahoma, has been restored and moved next to the landmark Rock Cafe in Stroud. Oklahoma Route 66 Association President Rhys Martin reported in a Facebook post on the Historic Route 66 page that the city … Continue reading Restored Lincoln County Express child-size train ends up near Rock Cafe in Stroud

Oklahoma Tourism, film company making road-trip films, including Route 66

Earlier this month, the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department and Broken Arrow-based Retrospec Films announced they would launch a year-long series of road-trip films, including Route 66. On Wednesday, they uploaded a film that featured the Rock Cafe in Stroud, Pops in Arcadia and Living Kitchen in Depew -- all along Route 66. https://youtu.be/ZcCXbbMYBAE The … Continue reading Oklahoma Tourism, film company making road-trip films, including Route 66

You could win 918 Bistro & Sports Bar in Stroud with essay and $100

The owners of the 918 Bistro & Sports Bar along Route 66 in Stroud, Oklahoma, are offering to give away their business, plus $5,000 in startup money, to whoever submits a winning essay and $100. Melanie and Michael Williams have owned the bar for four years but want to step away to concentrate on their … Continue reading You could win 918 Bistro & Sports Bar in Stroud with essay and $100

Ozark Trail obelisk near Stroud cleaned of graffiti

The historic obelisk that marked a crossroads of the Ozark Trail near Stroud, Oklahoma, recently was cleansed of graffiti. The Oklahoma Route 66 Association stated in a Facebook post Friday: The Ozark Trail obelisk near Stroud, OK has long been marred by graffiti. Thanks to the efforts of Route 66 enthusiast Sam Murray, the old … Continue reading Ozark Trail obelisk near Stroud cleaned of graffiti

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

All aboard the Lincoln County Express

Occasionally, you'll find out about something you unwittingly passed dozens of time but never saw. One of those things is the so-called Lincoln County Express, a child-sized locomotive and other metal sculptures that apparently have sat off Route 66 east of Stroud, Oklahoma, for decades. Tulsa photographer Rhys Martin discovered it in June 2014; apparently vegetation conceals it from … Continue reading All aboard the Lincoln County Express

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