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MoDOT accelerates replacement of Carthage bridge

MoDOT accelerates replacement of Carthage bridge

The Missouri Department of Transportation is greatly accelerating the replacement of a railroad bridge on Missouri 96, aka Route 66, on the northeast side of Carthage, Missouri, giving hope the project will prove much less disruptive to Route 66 businesses. According to…

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Woman wants to reopen Larry Baggett’s Trail of Tears by 2018

Woman wants to reopen Larry Baggett’s Trail of Tears by 2018

After he died in 2003, Larry Baggett’s Trail of Tears property fell into disrepair, and Route 66 travelers who drove by the unique site near Jerome, Missouri, wondered whether it ever would be restored. Now it appears military veteran Marie…

Public hearing for Gasconade River Bridge set for Dec. 14

Public hearing for Gasconade River Bridge set for Dec. 14

The Missouri Department of Transportation will present its options for the closed Gasoncade River Bridge near Hazelgreen during a public hearing at 4 p.m. Dec. 14. The hearing will be held at Laclede Electric Cooperative, 1400 E. Route 66 in Lebanon…

Two buildings at Rio Pecos Ranch Truck Terminal torn down

Two buildings at Rio Pecos Ranch Truck Terminal torn down

Two buildings of the long-closed Rio Pecos Ranch Truck Terminal along old Route 66 in Santa Rosa, New Mexico, were leveled to their foundations earlier this month, according to a recent print edition of The Communicator newspaper in Santa Rosa. The Rio…

A trip across America

This fun, well-conceived and well-edited video by filmmaker Kien Lam essentially turns into a love letter to America. Americana // On The Road from Kien Lam on Vimeo. A description of the video: In April, I took a road trip across…

Woman cycles Route 66 in 23 days

Woman cycles Route 66 in 23 days

A  Pennsylvania native recently cycled the entire 2,451-mile length of Route 66 in 23 days, averaging more than 100 miles a day in the process. Danielle Girdano reputedly is a world record for cycling Route 66, but I’ve found nothing in…

Fuel 66 food-truck court’s grand opening set for this weekend

Fuel 66 food-truck court’s grand opening set for this weekend

The Fuel 66 food-truck court in Tulsa recently held a soft opening, but a grand opening is this weekend. Fuel 66, on 11th Street (aka Route 66) and Atlanta Avenue, features a heated patio, a beer garden, large-screen TVs, lawn…

DeCamp Junction will be auctioned Dec. 3

DeCamp Junction will be auctioned Dec. 3

The historic DeCamp Junction bar and softball field and its memorabilia on old Route 66 near Staunton, Illinois, will be put up for public auction Dec. 3 because its owners are retiring. Ahrens & Niemeier will begin the auction at 8:30 a.m.…

“Cars 3” teaser trailer released

“Cars 3” teaser trailer released

Disney released a teaser trailer Monday morning for the Disney-Pixar animated film, “Cars 3,” which will be in theaters June 16. So Lightning McQueen obviously suffers a sort of catastrophic race crash during the film, reminiscent of Strip “The King”…

44-year-old man wins Route 66 Marathon

Score one for the over-40 crowd. Jason Butler, 44, of Oklahoma City not only set a state record for 40-and-older runners in a marathon, but he won the 11th annual Route 66 Marathon outright Sunday in 2 hours, 35 minutes…

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