Glenrio is an interesting, and iconic, stop on Route 66. It spans two states. It has the iconic Pontiac. Now, it may be getting a lot of traffic once again.

Another round of glory days on Route 66 could be on the way for Glenrio.

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A Texas Ghost Town Being Brought Back From The Dead

When the interstate was built, a lot of small towns on Route 66 found themselves falling on hard times. Glenrio was no different. Depending on who you ask, Glenrio has somewhere between one and ten people that still call it home.

Recently, worried posts starting surfacing on social media. Temporary chain-link fences had gone up around the iconic landmarks, and enthusiasts began to fear the worst about the iconic buildings that call Glenrio, home.

However, it seems those fears are being calmed as more news is coming out...

Tourists Could Be Traveling The Mother Road To Glenrio Once More

The Texas Route 66 Association had the first post I saw about the construction. According to their post, the buildings are being renovated.

Another outlet states there are plans for a coffee shop, gift shop, and maybe a motel.

Whatever happens, it sounds like Glenrio is possibly getting a second wind.

Hope For Keeping The Memories Alive

I grew up along Route 66. I spent a lot of time running up and down the Mother Road in my home state. While the abandoned buildings and ghost towns make for great selfies, seeing some of these places get a new lease on life is encouraging.

It would be great if future generations had an opportunity to make their own stories, instead of getting the faded memories of a better time that ended half a century ago.

Teeny Tiny Towns of the Texas Panhandle

Don't blink! You just might miss these TINY towns that are dotted around the Texas Panhandle.

Some of these are unincorporated communities and some of these are just plain ol' small!

Either way, these teensy weensy tiny towns and their populations will make you say "wow" (and maybe even squint and say "that's all!?"). Check them out:

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Ranchotel: The Forgotten Landmark of Old Route 66 in Amarillo, Texas

The Ranchotel, located at 2501 W. 6th St., is a product of Route 66's heyday.

When Americans first began long-distance automotive travel, they typically stayed in hotels or camped beside the road. In response, clever entrepreneurs began to build what were called tourist courts. The Ranchotel is one of these.

It was built in 1940 and until recently, it was considered one of the best preserved examples of Route 66's tourist facilities. It was placed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1995 and was well maintained until 2020.

Even now, in spite of the building's fading beauty, there is still the nostalgic air held by many a historic landmark.

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