Route 66

August 9, 2012, 6am PDT
The beauty of a ride along Route 66 can be appreciated as much from behind a set of handlebars as from behind a steering wheel. Sarah Laskow reports on efforts to create U.S. Bike Route 66 as the first national bike route.
Grist
December 24, 2009, 7am PST
The California Preservation Foundation and the National Park Service are funding a cultural survey of Route 66, which could result in several new national landmarks along the old highway.
The Los Angeles Times
Blog post
March 13, 2007, 6pm PDT
My friend Wes was talking about a burger joint. Wes is from Texas, so sometimes that gives him the right.


The Beef Burger Barrel, a barrel-shaped hunk of roadside architecture in Amarillo, closed last month after 60-odd years of hamburger heaven.


"It wasn't beloved until everyone heard it was closing," Wes told me. The Barrel started out selling A&W root beer on Route 66 in the 1930s and was rolled later to a less-traveled part of town. Now locals are trying to find a way to reopen Amarillo's quirkiest building.

Margaret Foster