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Thankful for an Angel

Earlier today, this interview by photographer Jim Luning of Route 66 icon Angel Delgadillo was uploaded to Vimeo. This segment was the best thing in Luning’s 2010 documentary “Route 66 – Ten Years Later,” and is well worth your time.…

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Test results close chapter in Times Beach saga

The U.S. EPA announced that recent soil tests at Route 66 State Park near Eureka, Mo., showed remnants of dioxin are at a safe level for visitors and park rangers — effectively closing a chapter of the long and tragic…

Route 66 Marathon becoming a big-time event

It’s been about 24 hours since the Williams Route 66 Marathon finished in Tulsa. The event is less than a decade old, but it’s become huge. The evidence: It sold out weeks before the starting gun, and the total number…

Hitch a ride with the Four King Sisters

Here’s something I haven’t seen before — the Four King Sisters performing “Route 66” with Alvino Rey and His Orchestra, circa 1952.

Circle Cinema in Tulsa is opening a second screen

The historic Circle Cinema in Tulsa finally is opening a second screen, reported the Tulsa World. And a third screen should be showing movies by July 2013. The nonprofit Circle Cinema is unique in its mandate to offer the community…

Set your DVRs for “The Dust Bowl”

Starting tomorrow night, acclaimed documentary filmmaker Ken Burns tackles a subject that figures prominently in the history of Route 66 — the Dust Bowl of the 1930s. “The Dust Bowl” will air on PBS for two consecutive nights. Check your…

“Route 66 Tonight”

I thought a more proper title for this video would be “Tucumcari Tonite” … until I started to see the signs from Arizona. Route 66 Tonight from Reggae Rider on Vimeo. Reggae Rider produced the video for CentralArizonaBikers.com. Music is…

Light-rail bridge takes part of its inspiration from Route 66

The Gold Line Bridge that goes over Interstate 210 near Arcadia, Calif., is on schedule to be finished sometime in December, according to a news release and several media reports. The 584-foot Gold Line Bridge, shown in an artist’s rendering…

Joplin’s Christmas windows will have a Route 66 theme

The annual Christmas windows display at City Hall in downtown Joplin, Mo., will have more of a Mother Road flavor, reported the Joplin Globe: This year, they are tackling an ambitious task — the recreating of Route 66 from Chicago,…

A novel beautification for a closed property

Folks in Kingman, Ariz., have come up with an interesting way to dress up long-closed properties along Route 66 — artwork on window coverings. The shuttered Old Trails Garage building, next to the soon-to-reopen Hotel Brunswick, soon will have shadow-box-type…

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