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Parties still talking about Round Barn billboard

In late October, the parties in a dispute over a billboard that was erected near the historic Round Barn of Arcadia, Okla., said they would try to negotiate a settlement in 30 days. The 30 days have come and gone,…

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Bet you didn’t know this …

I received a press release the other day about an upcoming ceremony for the latest inductees to the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Hall of Fame in Chandler. Most of the inductees have little or no connection to Route 66. However, one…

Vote on Mojave Trails National Monument seems likely in coming weeks

George Wuerthner, a writer for New West Community Blogs, reported today that a bunch of wilderness and parks bills likely will be bundled together as one big omnibus bill and voted on by the lame-duck Congress in the coming weeks.…

“Cahokian”

This song by Jay Farrar is inspired by Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, a former 11th-century American Indian city that is off an old alignment of Route 66 near Collinsville, Ill. The footage in this video provides a lot to…

Don’t make me stop the car

Here’s the latest entry for “Route 66: A Road Trip through the Bible.” It’s the Book of Romans. I think the proper response would have been: “Knock it off, or all of you are walking home.”

Teaser clip of Route 66 documentary

Chris Tres of France traveled the Mother Road a few months ago to film a documentary about America’s culture and music. Here’s a teaser clip from the footage; you might see a favorite roadie or three: Here’s the description of…

Cafe on the Route owners opening restaurant in Joplin

Richard and Amy Sanell, owners of the much-acclaimed Cafe on the Route on Route 66 in Baxter Springs, Kan., soon will open another restaurant in the historic Gryphon Building in nearby Joplin, Mo., reported the Joplin Globe. The Gryphon, completed…

Blue Whale Christmas

On Friday evening, spectators witnessed a sight that had never before been seen in the nearly 40-year history of the Blue Whale of Catoosa, Okla. — the Route 66 landmark was decorated for Christmas. Volunteers with Catoosa Arts and Tourism…

“Trippin’ 66”

Wes Pope, videographer and photographer, posted this well-edited video of still photos, animation and music clips. You can see some of the pinhole photographs he shot on Route 66 here.

Jobless man trying to set cross-country walking record

Matt Livermanne is looking for a job and needs a way to stand out for employers. So he figured if he broke the record for walking from New York City to Los Angeles, it¬†will “make me stand out in the…

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