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Marshfield chamber moving into reopened RV park

New owners reopened RV Express park in Marshfield, Mo., after it was closed for about two years. And, soon, the park will have a notable new tenant — the city’s chamber of commerce, reported the Marshfield Mail newspaper. RV Express…

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Route 66, circa 1988

This remarkable 26-minute documentary, “Route 66, The Main Street of America,” from 1988 offers glimpses of the Mother Road from nearly a quarter-century ago. It’s dubbed in Dutch, but don’t let that stop you from watching. The interviewees all speak…

Building a better beast

In July, Sweet Pea, an 8-foot-tall mummy-like mascot that stood in front of the Cigars & Stripes restaurant and lounge for years on Route 66 in Berwyn, Ill., was spirited away. This brief clip shows what ol’ Sweet Pea looked…

Other half of East Meets West statue arrives

The other half (or practically speaking, two-thirds) of the massive “East Meets West” statue arrived Thursday at Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza near the Route 66 intersection of Southwest Boulevard and 12th Street in Tulsa. One part of the bronze that…

Tulsa’s Rose Bowl now is home to youth training center

The historic Rose Bowl building along 11th Street (aka Route 66) in Tulsa now has become the home of the One Hope Tulsa training center for youth, according to a report from KTUL-TV in Tulsa. The station reported: This organization…

Radiator Springs will visit Rose Parade

Cars Land‘s fictional Route 66 town of Radiator Springs will be depicted in a float during the annual Rose Parade on New Year’s Day in Pasadena, Calif. Here’s an artist’s rendering of the float: According to the Disney Parks Blog:…

Good cookin’ at Cookin’ from Scratch

Watching this video made me mighty hungry. It’s a clip produced by Rural Missouri magazine about Cookin’ from Scratch, a restaurant off Route 66 in Doolittle, Mo. (Sometimes the restaurant is listed as being near Newburg, Mo.) Rural Missouri is…

Cars Land will be decked out for Christmas season

Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., soon will be decorated for the holidays, and that includes its Cars Land complex. According to a news release today from Disney: A whimsical “snowcar” (the Radiator Springs version of a snowman) will stand at the…

Another one from Asleep At the Wheel’s vault

Here’s another vintage performance of “Route 66” by western-swing band Asleep At the Wheel. This one was during Farm Aid 1993 in Ames, Iowa. Asleep At the Wheel perform “Route 66” at every show for two reasons — it makes…

A descendant of The Mill

This past weekend, Hallie’s on The Square, owned by Brian and Cheri Huffman, marked its 10th anniversary in downtown Lincoln, Ill. This ordinarily wouldn’t be terribly notable, but the eatery’s lineage makes it of interest to Route 66ers. We’ll let…

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