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Route 66 online magazine coming next month

A Route 66 online magazine — supported by advertising, with content generated by Route 66 fans — will be launched in late April. The magazine, called 66 The Mother Road, is the brainchild of John and Judy Springs, who are…

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More tribulations for Timothy

I’m sure a few folks out there can relate to Timothy’s dilemma in this clip: This is the latest edition of “Route 66: A Road Trip through the Bible.” This chapter deals with the second book of Timothy.

Mural museum stays busy

The Pontiac Daily Leader has quite a story about the International¬†Walldog Mural & Sign Art Museum, which opened last May in downtown Pontiac, Ill. In summary: More than 2,000 people, including those from 38 countries, have visited the museum since…

Museum of Neon Art moving to Glendale

The Museum of Neon Art, currently in a space in downtown Los Angeles, is moving to a more permanent spot on Brand Boulevard in nearby Glendale, Calif., reported the Los Angeles Daily News. According to the article, MONA has signed…

“Man vs. Food” host visits World’s Largest Rocker

Adam Richman, host of the Travel Channel’s “Man vs. Food” program, yesterday visited Fanning 66 Outpost on Route 66 in Fanning, Mo., including the complex’s World’s Largest Rocker. Sure enough, Fanning Outpost has posted on its Facebook page several photos…

66-to-Cali owner going on a book publicity tour

Dan Rice, owner of the 66-to-Cali souvenir booth on the Santa Monica Pier, will start a book-publicity tour next week for his new biography, “End of the Trail.” “End of the Trail” (The Way Things Are Publications, 242 pages, $24.95…

Tulsa station lands on National Register

Cities Service Station No. 8, at 1648 Southwest Blvd. (aka Route 66) in Tulsa, was named to the National Register of Historic Places effective March 14, according to an e-mail today from the National Park Service. The circa 1940 station…

Grant awarded to start preservation of Route 66 State Park bridge

Landmarks Association of St. Louis was given a $3,500 grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation as seed money for a long-term preservation plan for the closed and deteriorating Route 66 bridge at Route 66 State Park near Eureka,…

Mystery solved on the Texola monument

Longtime readers may remember Corkey Mayberry of Park Hills, Mo., and his search for a Texas-shaped monument that greeted westbound Route 66 travelers in Texola, Okla., right on the Texas border. Mayberry and his wife had their photo taken at…

“Across the Tracks” CD set is re-released

David Dunaway’s acclaimed documentary radio program, “Across the Tracks: A Route 66 Story,” has been re-released as a three-CD set for just $14.95. The program was produced in 2001, heard across more than 200 radio stations, and was excerpted on…

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