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Marking the symbolic end of the road

On my Twitter account, I stumbled onto Dan Rice’s 66 to Cali business, which is an apparel shack on the Santa Monica Pier — the symbolic western end of Route 66. Rice sells American-made T-shirts with a Route 66 theme…

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Another look at Afton Station

Wow. This is the second video about Afton Station in Afton, Okla., in recent days. This video was created by Ron McCoy, a Route 66 aficionado in Tulsa and a friend of co-owner Laurel Kane.

Another festival weekend

After a number of Route 66 festivals last weekend, including the Route 66 Rendezvous, this coming weekend is also shaping up to be a busy weekend for Mother Roaders. The International Route 66 Mother Road Festival and Car Show is…

More about NAU’s Route 66 exhibit

JackCentral.com, a student-run site of The Lumberjack newspaper in Flagstaff, Ariz., contains a more detailed look at the “Route 66 in Arizona: Don’t Forget Winona!” exhibit at Northern Arizona University’s Cline Library. The exhibit debuted the week of the recent…

National Park Service launches Route 66 site

The Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program is already under the auspices of the National Park Service. But the NPS recently launched a Route 66 “Discover Our Shared Heritage” travel itinerary site that should prove useful to novice travelers and be…

More “Route 66” DVDs coming next month

The second DVD volume of the third season of the original “Route 66” television series will be in stores on Oct. 20, according to the publicist for producers Roxbury and Infinity. It’s a four-disc set of 15 episodes. The suggested…

Car crash destroys historic Kingman building

The historic Kingman Cab Co. building that stood on Route 66 in Kingman, Ariz., was razed Tuesday after a car crash heavily damaged the structure, reported the Kingman Daily Miner. More details: Police found a stolen car with heavy front-end…

MS ride takes place on Route 66 this weekend

The Oklahoma Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is holding its Bike MS Oklahoma event on Route 66 from Oklahoma City to Tulsa Tulsa to Oklahoma City this weekend. The ride will take place over two days and 135…

Kingman Powerhouse to mark its centennial

The Powerhouse in Kingman, Ariz., once called the Desert Power & Water Co., will be celebrating its centennial next month, reported the Kingman Daily Miner. Here’s a brief history: One hundred years ago, the Powerhouse (Desert Power & Water Company)…

Route 66 bikeway section gets stimulus funding

A proposed Route 66 bikeway from west Bloomington to Shirley, Ill., will receive $1.44 million in federal economic stimulus funds, reported the Bloomington Pantagraph. Apparently, the bikeway got money for the project a little quicker than expected: McLean County Highway…

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