Route 66 News

Newspaper names Dawn Welch Oklahoma’s Woman of the Year

Dawn Welch, owner of the historic Rock Cafe on Route 66 in Stroud, Okla., was named Oklahoma’s Woman of the Year by The Oklahoman newspaper today, according to the newspaper’s BAM’s Blog. The Oklahoman no doubt honored Welch because of…

Scenes from the marathon

This is a just-posted promotional video posted of the Route 66 Marathon in Tulsa, which was held a few weeks ago. Very well done. In case you’re wondering, the music is by U2, from its latest album. The next Route…

Weekly “Route 66” radio show begins Saturday in Joplin

Radio host Terry Hester is debuting a new weekly music show, “Route 66,” at KZRG in Joplin, Mo., on Saturday. In an e-mail, Hester said he would be playing the top pop hits from 1957 to 1972 to “relive the…

Not just any meeting

The quarterly meeting of the Route 66 Association of Missouri, set for Jan. 16 after a noon lunch at Matt’s Steakhouse in Rolla, isn’t going to be just any meeting, according to a report by Three Rivers Publishing. First, a…

A license to play

If you’re a Route 66 fan and a musician, you could do worse than this functional cigar-box guitar made with a Route 66 license plate: It’s made by Chickenbone John Guitars, a one-man shop based in England. The Route 66…

“Santa Monica Noir”

I think it’s safe to say that Emory Duick’s triumphant stroll to the Santa Monica Pier today didn’t end like this.

Emory Duick takes a long walk to the Pier

Emory Duick, the 71-year-old man who decided to walk or jog Route 66 to encourage fellow senior citizens to be more physically active, reached the end of his 2,250-mile journey today when he made it to the Santa Monica Pier…

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