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Wall Street Journal produces short video on Route 66

Wall Street Journal produces short video on Route 66

Taking note of Route 66’s 90th birthday, the Wall Street Journal a couple of days ago produced this video — virtually all of it in California’s Mojave Desert — about America’s most famous highway: At 4 1/2 minutes, it conveys…

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Michael Wallis’ voice now greets visitors at Tulsa airport

Michael Wallis’ voice now greets visitors at Tulsa airport

Starting today, visitors to Tulsa International Airport will receive a new recorded greeting from none other than best-selling Route 66 author, Radiator Springs sheriff and longtime Tulsa resident Michael Wallis. And, yes, Wallis touts Route 66 as part of the…

Book review: “Route 66 Barn Find Road Trip”

Book review: “Route 66 Barn Find Road Trip”

It’s a book I’m a bit surprised hasn’t been done before — a few chums travel down Route 66 searching for “barn finds” of classic cars. In case you’re not familiar with the term, “barn find” is a long-neglected classic car…

Educators, Route 66 can use your help

Educators, Route 66 can use your help

Calling all educators who used Route 66 in their curriculum: The Route 66: The Road Ahead Initiative wants to hear from you. University of New Mexico professor and author David Dunaway is serving as chairman of the initiative’s Research &…

Route 66: The Road Ahead update, 12/3/2016 edition

Route 66: The Road Ahead update, 12/3/2016 edition

Bill Thomas of the Route 66: The Road Ahead Initiative asked whether regular updates about the group’s activities could be posted on Route 66 News. I agreed to do so on a monthly or bimonthly basis. Here is the first…

Route 66 sculptures nearly done for Tulsa’s Howard Park

Route 66 sculptures nearly done for Tulsa’s Howard Park

Utah sculptor Patrick Sullivan probably will finish his three Route 66 sculptures for Howard Park in Tulsa sometime next week. Tulsa World columnist John Klein recently talked to Sullivan, who patiently has wielded a hammer and chisel to create the images…

Book review: “Route 66 Roadside Signs and Advertisements”

Book review: “Route 66 Roadside Signs and Advertisements”

“Route 66 Roadside Signs and Advertisements” leaves little doubt it exists primarily as an image-driven book. After all, you have to show all these neon signs, banners and billboards that made an indelible impression on generations of Route 66 travelers and…

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…

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…

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