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Mural being painted in Pacific, Missouri

Mural being painted in Pacific, Missouri

Artist Ray Harvey is painting a detailed mural, titled “The Day the Train Came to Pacific,” on the Route 66 corridor in Pacific, Missouri. The Washington Missourian reports Harvey is painting a 12-by-26-foot mural  on a Pacific Plaza wall in the 500 block…

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“Ship It on the Frisco”

“Ship It on the Frisco”

A song off The Bottle Rockets‘ new album, “Ship It on the Frisco,” sent me down a rabbit hole researching a certain Route 66 overpass and the railroad that once traveled on it. The song (download MP3 here) is found on The Bottle Rockets’ excellent album,…

DVD review: “The Missouri Maze”

DVD review: “The Missouri Maze”

Unoccupied Route 66 continues its mix of history and atmospheric images of forlorn Route 66 sites in its latest documentary, “The Missouri Maze.” The 26-minute film ($14.95 list, shipping included), directed by KC Keefer and hosted by Nick Gerlich, tells about…

Middle-schoolers’ Route 66 presentation wins national contest

Middle-schoolers’ Route 66 presentation wins national contest

A group of middle-school students from rural Iowa captured a national title for their Route 66 presentation during the annual National History Day contest in Maryland last week. Jack Anderson, Jader Briggs, Megan Swancutt, Daytona Foley and Logan Smith of Akron-Westfield Community…

Scenes from Rockabilly on the Route

Frank Kocevar, former owner of the Historic Seligman Sundries in Seligman, Arizona, put together this video from the recent Rockabilly on the Route festival in Tucumcari, New Mexico. Longtime Route 66 aficionados probably will recognize a few faces here. Rockabilly…

Tulsa mayor creates Route 66 Commission

Tulsa mayor creates Route 66 Commission

Tulsa’s mayor on Friday announced the creation of a Route 66 Commission to promote tourism and economic development in the city. Mayor Dewey Bartlett announced the commission at the Soul City store, restaurant and nightclub on 11th Street (aka Route 66)…

Route 66-Lincoln Highway marker erected in Joliet

Route 66-Lincoln Highway marker erected in Joliet

The city of Joliet, Illinois, long has been known by historians as boasting the intersection of two historic roads — Route 66 and the Lincoln Highway. Now casual travelers will learn of this major crossroads with a new, 7-foot-tall marker at…

New Route 66 mural painted in Wilmington

New Route 66 mural painted in Wilmington

A recent high-school graduate finished painting a big Route 66 mural in downtown Wilmington, Illinois, last week. Dylan Wallace, 18, put the finishing touches on the 18-foot-tall mural at 200 N. Water St. on Monday, according to Free Press Newspapers. “I…

Berwyn Route 66 Museum may move

Berwyn Route 66 Museum may move

The Berwyn Route 66 Museum in Berwyn, Illinois, may move to a bigger and more historic site along Route 66. Organizers are looking at the building (shown above) that once housed Beranek Pontiac at 6621 Ogden Ave. (aka Route 66), according to Suburban Life Publications. The newspaper…

Guy Mace’s Route 66 Car Museum opens

Guy Mace’s Route 66 Car Museum opens

The town of Springfield, Missouri, added a sizable new attraction with the opening of Guy Mace’s Route 66 Car Museum on Wednesday. The museum is located at 1634 W. College St. (aka Route 66), just west of the Kansas Expressway.…

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