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Route 66 photo exhibit opens in Tulsa on Friday

An exhibit by photographer Jessica Harvey, “Mother Road,” opens Friday at the Hardesty Arts Center in downtown Tulsa, with noted “Route 66: The Mother Road” author and Route 66 Alliance co-founder Michael Wallis speaking during the exhibition’s opening. According to a news…

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Historic landmark for sale in Missouri

The turn-of-the-century Weeks Hardware Co. building on Route 66 in Carterville, Missouri, is listed for sale. Ordinarily, I don’t publish stories about properties for sale on the Mother Road. But this one is an exception because of its historic nature and prominence…

Unusual ice cream shop opens in Galena next weekend

A new ice cream shop soon will open on Route 66 in downtown Galena, Kansas. But it’s not just any ice cream shop. The proprietors of Eye Scream Labs at 606 S. Main St. use liquid nitrogen — which cools…

Part of downtown East St. Louis added to National Register

The Downtown East St. Louis Historic District in East St. Louis, Illinois, was added to the National Register of Historic Places effective Sept. 17, according to an email a few days ago from the National Park Service. The district comprises of two…

Trailer for “Route 66 Revisited”

In recent days, the Czech Route 66 Association posted this trailer for its upcoming “Route 66 Revisited” documentary. The film premieres in the Czech Republic on Oct. 22 2014 in Zlin and on Oct. 24 in Prague.

Two rockers on the road

In recent days, Music Vault has posted two vintage videos of rock bands covering Bobby Troup’s big road song. The first is by Earth Quake, playing at Winterland in San Francisco in 1974: The next one is by the Greg…

Another couple’s view of the Mother Road

This video was created by a YouTube account called Around the World in a Lifetime, which links to a website that wasn’t up yet. The account holder said Route 66 was “one of the best rides of my life and…

A look back at the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival

The folks in Springfield, Missouri, already are publicizing next year’s Birthplace of Route 66 Festival — scheduled for Aug. 7-8 — by showing a few of the highlights of the festival last month. That includes a performance of “Chicken Train”…

Roger Miller Festival moving from downtown Erick

The annual Roger Miller Festival is moving from its longtime downtown location in his adopted hometown of Erick, Oklahoma, to the Lost Creek Arena west of town on old Route 66, according to a news release from the venue. The…

Webb City wants to restore historic gas station

The city of Webb City, Missouri, is seeking to land a grant to restore a historic gas station in its downtown, reported the Joplin Globe. The station, which once sold Sinclair and Tydol gas, was built in the 1920s and…

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