EZ UPDATES

For readers of the EZ 66 Guide for Travelers, I have provided free online updates to help keep your Route 66 experience as current as possible. As you might imagine, Route 66 is constantly undergoing changes, some good, others not so. Businesses open and close, roads are re-routed and street names change.

Please check back here just before your trip for the latest info. Entries are dated as to when they were added.

If you wish to purchase your own copy of the EZ Guide, please go here.

EZ 66 readers have been helpful in keeping me keep the guidebook updated in between my own road trips, so if you discover something that needs to be addressed while on your journey, please let me know!

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LUCILLES IN HYDRO OK on May 03, 2022 at 11:06:23 am [Print]
The original Lucille's station in Hydro (NOT the newer restaurant in Weatherford) was hit by a small tornado yesterday. Part of the roof of the historic station is damaged, but overall the structure looks good in photos. The newer building to the side, built to resemble the old Hamon Court, suffered more extensive roof damage.

NIANGUA RIVER BRIDGE DOOMED MO pag-19 on May 03, 2022 at 10:59:16 am [Print]
The beautiful little 1923 bridge across the Niangua River between Conway and Marshfield Mo will be destroyed.

This destruction starts the week of May 9 and will last 'for up to 4 months" until a replacement bridge is finished.

There will be a marked detour on state highways and I-44 between Conway and Marshfield.






66 BIRTHDAY on May 01, 2022 at 11:02:31 am [Print]
Despite what you may have read online yesterday, the long-accepted birthday of US 66 is November 11, 1926, when it was certified as an official US Hwy.

yesterday marks the anniversary of when Cyrus Avery and others agreed that it would be 66, not 60 or 62.

So yesterday could be celebrated as the day the route was conceived...or the "gender reveal" day!

But NOT the birthday.


GUESTBOOK on Apr 28, 2022 at 10:29:51 pm [Print]
I appreciate those who write in my guestbook! But please only enter your comment once. It won't show up on the page until I remember to check and approve your message!

STARBIRD MUSEUM CLOSED OK page-5 on Apr 28, 2022 at 10:27:53 pm [Print]
The Darryl Starbird Custom car museum (SIDE TRIP south of Afton) is CLOSED. They moved it all to Nebraska.

bogus signs on Apr 28, 2022 at 1:37:50 pm [Print]
On my recent trip to Chicago and back I noticed many issues with Historic 66 or 66 Byway signs that were misleading, wrong, or had bogus dates. I will gradually be compiling a list. In the meantime, if a brown or blue 66 sign tells you to go a different way from the directions you are following in your EZ 66 Guide, IGNORE THE SIGN!

EZ 66 GUIDE ON FACEBOOK on Apr 28, 2022 at 11:03:24 am [Print]
If you can go to my FB page I have recently posted info about some incorrect 66 signs in Illinois and MO. Soon i will post that info here. But it is already up on FB.

CHANDLER OK on Apr 22, 2022 at 11:23:05 am [Print]
If I happen to be away when you come thru Chandler seeking an autograph for your EZ Guide, please go to a new shop...Nostalgic Chandler...at the corner of 12th and Manvel on 66 south side of downtown. Look for the flamingo on the sign. Mariko should have stickers that i autographed which she can put in your book!

Usually open 10-5 except tuesdays and sometimes other days. Nice little gift shop and lots of 66 info.

Galena KS on Mar 02, 2022 at 8:27:03 am [Print]
The giant miner that was added to the photo op on the north east side of town (near the viaduct) has burned in an unfortunate accident. But there are plans to rebuild him.

TWIN ARROWS east of Winona, AZ on Mar 02, 2022 at 8:25:11 am [Print]
One of the arrows is fallen. The entire complex is heavily damaged and vandalized.ownership of the land and buildings is split between entities, with no cooperation to restore or repair.