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Rich Henry keeps hopping along

Rich Henry keeps hopping along

Look what hopped up in my feed. KSDK-TV, the popular NBC affiliate in St. Louis, gave two minutes to Henry’s Rabbit Ranch on old Route 66 in Staunton, Illinois. Henry’s been doing this schtick for more than 20 years now,…

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Midewin Tallgrass Prairie now leading bison tours

Midewin Tallgrass Prairie now leading bison tours

Rangers at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie off Route 66 near Chicago now will lead hikes to a┬ápasture that contains recently introduced bison. The Rangers will be available from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends through October, reported the Kankakee…

No, nobody’s going to hunt Oatman burros

No, nobody’s going to hunt Oatman burros

A few media outlets reported a Mohave County, Arizona, official proposed hunting for wild burros to reduce overpopulation in the region. Naturally, this got Route 66 folks and animal-rights activists riled up, because that would mean the Route 66 town…

Bison reintroduced to Midewin Prairie

Bison reintroduced to Midewin Prairie

Nearly 30 head of native bison were reintroduced this week to the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie along Route 66 in Wilmington, Illinois — the first time buffalo have roamed in that area in nearly two centuries. Bison were exterminated by…

Keepers of the Wild owner plans bigger complex near Kingman

The owner of the Keepers of the Wild exotic-animal sanctuary on Route 66 north of Kingman, Arizona, is planning an even-bigger animal sanctuary called Wild Planet off U.S. 93 west of Kingman, according to varying media reports. According to the…

Dying dog taken on a big road trip

One of my favorite milestones from #pohthedogsbigadventure with @djneilarmstrong and @goumada. Getting to the end of Route 66, signifying that we made it all the across the country. This was already almost 2 months ago… And the trip we took…

A closer look at Oatman

A closer look at Oatman

A Northern Arizona University student, Margo McClellan, produced an audio documentary about the Route 66 town of Oatman, Arizona. McClellan told the Mojave Daily News she came to the town because of its famous burros, but also became fascinated by…

New Route 66 signs coming to Albuquerque

New Route 66 signs coming to Albuquerque

About a half-dozen new signs that join the Route 66 logo with a roadrunner will be installed in Albuquerque by the end of March, reported KRQE-TV in Albuquerque. The road runner, incidentally, is the state bird of New Mexico. The…

Marty Stuart song inspired by Route 66 stop

I’ve known about this song for 15 years, but country-music artist Marty Stuart revealed in a recent story in American Songwriter magazine that his 1999 song “The Observations of a Crow” drew its inspiration during a stop on Route 66.…

A visit with Rich Henry

KC Keefer continues his “Genuine Route 66 Life” video series with an interview of Rich Henry, owner of Henry’s Rabbit Ranch on a stretch of old Route 66 in Staunton, Illinois. It’s good to see Henry breaking in a new…

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