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Route 66 exhibit opens Saturday at Hoover Presidential Library in Iowa

Route 66 exhibit opens Saturday at Hoover Presidential Library in Iowa

If you live in Iowa or close to it, it may interest you to know of a Route 66 exhibit coming Saturday at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum in Hoover’s hometown of West Branch, east of Iowa City. “America’s Road:…

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2017 cost-share grant season has begun

2017 cost-share grant season has begun

The 2017 season to apply for a Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program cost-share grant has begun, and applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. Mountain time April 3. According to the cost-share grant page: The Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program provides…

Bob Seger releases tribute song to Eagles founder Glenn Frey

Bob Seger releases tribute song to Eagles founder Glenn Frey

  Rock ‘n’ roll legend Bob Seger a few months ago wrote a song in tribute to the late Glenn Frey, co-founder of The Eagles. Seger is offering the tune away as a free download. Frey, 67, died a little more…

Tulsa seeks ideas for land near I-244, Route 66

Tulsa seeks ideas for land near I-244, Route 66

The city of Tulsa is looking for Route 66 tourism-friendly ideas on how to develop a piece of land under the new Interstate 244 bridge on the west side of the Arkansas River and near Southwest Boulevard (aka Route 66). A…

Congressman introduces national Route 66 centennial bill

Congressman introduces national Route 66 centennial bill

A congressman from Illinois has introduced a Route 66 Centennial Commission Act, which directs the U.S. Secretary of Transportation to “prepare a plan on the preservation needs of Route 66” and other purposes. U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, a Republican from central Illinois,…

Painted Desert Community Complex named National Historic Landmark

Painted Desert Community Complex named National Historic Landmark

A series of buildings called the Painted Desert Community Complex that greet travelers to the Petrified Forest National Park in eastern Arizona were among 24 National Historic Landmarks declared by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell. National Historic…

‘The Founder’ movie tells story about the rise of McDonald’s

‘The Founder’ movie tells story about the rise of McDonald’s

“The Founder” movie, which details the rise of longtime McDonald’s restaurant magnate Ray Kroc, opens in U.S. theaters today. Oscar-nominated actor Michael Keaton stars in the film, who appears to put his intense, charismatic and fast-talking style to good use.…

Wayward driver damages Enchanted Trails RV Park

Wayward driver damages Enchanted Trails RV Park

An alleged drunken driver drove off Interstate 40, careened through the Enchanted Trails RV Park & Trading Post in west Albuquerque and ended up in the complex’s swimming pool Wednesday morning. KOB-TV in Albuquerque reported: “In another month I will…

Route 66 artist Willem Bor dies

Route 66 artist Willem Bor dies

Willem Bor, a co-founder of the Dutch Route 66 Association best-known for his detailed miniatures of Route 66 landmarks, has died after a battle with cancer. He was 61. This message was left on his Facebook account Wednesday morning: The…

‘Love locks’ being placed on Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza bridge

‘Love locks’ being placed on Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza bridge

The European tradition of “love locks” apparently has made its way to Tulsa and Route 66. KOTV in Tulsa reports a few dozen “love locks” or “love padlocks” have been placed in recent years over the Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza over Southwest…

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