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WHS Observer newspaper article

Hi. My name is Abby and I am writing an article about Route 66 for the WHS Observer at my high school and I was wondering if anyone would share any interesting stories or details that he/she has experienced while traveling the "Mother road".

Added by Abigail Lynn Colyer on October 5, 2010 at 4:27pm — 1 Comment

The Road Crew gears up for another Route 66 adventure

This past weekend my wife, Lori and I added a day to a business trip to Chicago so we could drive to Joliet on 66. Lori has done parts of 66 with me but not this stretch. After brunch at Lou Mitchell's, we headed out for Joliet. Lot's of interesting sights along the way, but I think the big thrill for me was to see my band's CD on sale at the Joliet gift shop. Elaine greeted us and spoke of the sights to see nearby. There was another couple visiting the gift shop, Paul and Sandy from Mt.… Continue

Added by Joe Loesch on May 2, 2010 at 6:36pm — 2 Comments


Joe, just another milestone in what we all know will be many for this site. Thanks for being a friend of the road.
Looking forward to seeing you a few times this spring/summer out on the road.

Jim Conkle

Added by James M Conkle on March 5, 2009 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Documentary Release Announcement

Hello, John. Thought you might be interested to know the documentary "Harley & Annabelle - Living Legends in Erick, Oklahoma" is now available at .

Two years in the making, this documentary reveals the story of transformation of a couple of struggling, conventional-business entrepreneurs into wholly unconventional entertainers now responsible for dealing out "Insanity At Its Finest" for thousands of travelers coming to Erick, Oklahoma from around the world… Continue

Added by Joe on November 29, 2009 at 2:57pm — No Comments

A pleasant afternoon with Bob Waldmire. 11.11.09

Today, I ventured to Rochester IL and the Waldmire's Cardinal Hill Candles & Crafts shop. This was my first visit there and I enjoyed its rustic charm. The place is ran by Bob's brother Bill whom is a most gracious host. He asked if I had been to the bus yet to see Bob. I was a dead give away as a roadie sporting my 75th Anniversary hat. I said I had not, but was wishing to if he was available. They carry a wide selection of home made candles, telephone pole line insulators (which I've… Continue

Added by Josh Friedrich on November 11, 2009 at 5:57pm — 2 Comments

New Facebook application "Get Your Kicks on 66"

I recently had the pleasure of receiving a gift from another 66 roadie via my facebook page. They had sent me a "Cozy Dog and Fries" and in return I sent out a "Ted Drewes Frozen Concrete". It was nice to see a lot of the Mother Road icons featured on this app. Feel free to look me up and be my friend. Also, be sure to add a ROUTE 66 PEOPLE badge to your facebook page and support/share America's Main Street with the world.

C-YA on down the highway.

Added by Josh Friedrich on May 27, 2009 at 10:27am — 1 Comment

Nice article in Route 66 News on the restoration of the Rock Cafe in Stroud, OK

Here's an interesting article about the restoration of the Rock Cafe in Stroud, Oklahoma. The Rock Cafe will reopen on May 22, 2009 after a devastating fire i

Added by Linda Marshall on March 30, 2009 at 9:16pm — 1 Comment

Route 66 Railway Finally Arrives

Hi, everyone -- in case you hadn't heard, my coffee-table book was finally released a month ago. It's a hardcover titled "Route 66 Railway," and it's about the relationship between the Santa Fe/BNSF Railways and 66 in the Southwest. The book looks fantastic, and the response so far has been tremendous . . . I greatly appreciate all the comments. If you're looking for a good holiday present, the book can be ordered at: To learn more about the book, the… Continue

Added by Elrond Lawrence on December 1, 2008 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

See the way Route 66 looked in 1913

My grandparents were pioneers of the Old Trails National Road that later became part of Route 66. Check out the photos from the early 1900s on my web site at You'll see the "Greenlaw" albums in black and white which are from their collection that I inherited after their deaths in the 1970s. So I've got Route 66 in my blood and I inherited the spirit of the road and need to "take that… Continue

Added by Don Gray on September 24, 2007 at 3:19pm — No Comments

Art's Motel Restored!

Art's Motel in Farmersville, Illinois experienced a bit of a renaissance as Route 66 Association of Illinois preservation volunteers brought back to life the Art's Motel advertising sign. Several volunteers found themselves gathering to complete a great project in the works for sometime. With the on site leadership of Dr. Joe Coscino, the project really blossomed. Thanks go to Lou Vargo and Larry Scinto who logged many hours traveling, visiting and phoning the motel. Many thanks also go out to… Continue

Added by Joe Loesch on September 22, 2007 at 8:53am — 1 Comment

Trip down 66

Man! What a trip! Magical, it's the only word I can come up with.

We headed out later than hoped, on Wednesday the 13th of June.

Then the highway to Indiana went from 4 to 1 lane. It was if they were building a wall to keep us in…


Added by Doug Babin on July 12, 2007 at 8:47pm — 6 Comments



The Road Crew in Springfield, MO

The Road Crew - America's Route 66 Band performed at The Birthplace of Route 66 Festival in Springfield, MO August 15 & 16, 2015. 

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