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When asked about his key to success, a highly successful salesman stated that at the end of each day he made it a practice to make just one more call and that…

Glen Wesman, world famous painter, and mentor and father figure to renowned painter Thomas Kincaide inspired young Thomas to paint the light, something that…

"Okies" and "Arkies knew it as the "Road of Flight." During the Dust Bowl it provided the way to a better life. The July 16, 1932 Saturday Evening Post hailed…

Route 66 means many things to many people. The very mention of it conjures up images of old & often abandoned gas stations, diners, the great depression,…

After nearly four years of traveling Route 66 in a van full-time, collecting my thoughts, taking photographs, doing video, etc., I knew that it was finally time…

Welcome to the ‘Golden State’! This last stretch of Route 66 crosses the southern part of California taking you through the magnificent Mojave Desert and the…

Only last year did I set-out to go as far as East into Arizona and then stop at the first physical impassable “the road stops here". Since the highway was…

Length: 57.5 miles one way Directions: The entire drive is designated as Historic Route 66, but it follows several modern-day roads. From the intersection of…

A motel is a hotel designed for motorists and usually has a parking area for motor vehicles. Entering dictionaries after World War II, the word motel, coined as…

Just a few miles west of Paraje, Route 66 travelers will reach the once active trading center of Budville. Named for H.N. “Bud” Rice, it got its start when Bud…

Cubero is on NM-124, where Old Route 66 splits off. Initially, this was the site of a pre-Spanish Colonial era pueblo. The earliest known documentation of…

Heading west out of Albuquerque on Route 66, travelers can enjoy a scenic descent from Nine Mile Hill into the Rio Puerco Valley, where a Parker through truss…

San Jon (pronounced "San Hone"), is a small agricultural community in Quay County. This village of just about 300 people is not quite a ghost town, but many of…

Driving down the old Route 66 as the sun was setting, we came upon Bard. The settlement of Bard was said to have been a wild town during the cowboy days, where…

Located on the former U.S. Route 66, the ghost town of Glenrio sits on the Texas–New Mexico state line. At the midpoint between Amarillo, TX and Tucumcari, NM,…

During the 1940s and 1950s, Glenrio sat very much alone in the open scrub desert of the high plains straddling the Texas-New Mexico border. Amarillo was 73…
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