National Park Service Route 66 Oral History Collection

This Oral History Collection includes a selection of oral histories collected by Oral Historian Dr. David Dunaway in various states along the route on the history of U.S. Route 66, including businesses, economic changes, personalities, and noteworthy experiences.



Interview with Lawrence and Stella Sanchez at Rod’s Steak House in Williams, Arizona – August 2, 2007

Interview with Ena Middleton at the Best Western Chieftain Inn in Chambers, Arizona – August 3, 2007

Interview with Bob Waldmire in Portal, Arizona – September 7, 2007



Interview with Dennis Casebier in Goffs, California – March 18, 2006

Interview with Dan Harlow – April 27, 2007

Interview with Elmer Long at the Bottle Tree Ranch in Oro Grande, California – July, 2008



Interview with Buz Waldmire in Springfield, Illinois – November, 2010



Interview with Skip Curtis in Missouri – October, 2005

Interview with Anne Walker in East St. Louis, Missouri – May 9, 2006

Interview with Kirk Pearce of Missouri Route 66 – January 6, 2009


New Mexico

Interview with Michael Wallis in New Mexico – January, 2006

Interview with Sally Noe in Gallup, New Mexico – March, 2006

Interview with Armand Ortega at the El Rancho Hotel in Gallup, New Mexico – June 28, 2007

Interview with Bob Audette in New Mexico – September,  2007

Interview with The Rapaports Milan in Bluewater, New Mexico – January, 2009

Interview with Ralph Moya in Newkirk, New Mexico – December 9, 2011

Interview with Richard Delgado in Santa Rosa, New Mexico – December 9, 2011



Interview with Laurel Kane of Afton in Oklahoma – May, 2011



Interview with Delbert Trew in Shamrock, Texas – January 4, 2006

Interview with Jake and Bea Fortenberry and Linda Drake in Adrian, Texas – September 29, 2007

Interview with Linda Drake in Vega, Texas – September 29, 2007



Interview with Paul Taylor of the Route 66 Magazine – March 7, 2006

Interview with Bob Moore – March 16, 2006