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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…

Pigeon Museum in Oklahoma City holding grand opening

A new museum aimed at Route 66 travelers and other tourists is holding a grand opening Saturday in Oklahoma City — the American Pigeon Museum and Library. The Oklahoman newspaper produced this video about it: The newspaper said: The museum…

New Mexico continues to snub Tucumcari for a racetrack license

The Quay County Sun newspaper last week published a well-researched story that speculates why the Route 66 town of Tucumcari, New Mexico, hasn’t been awarded a license from the state to build a horse-racing track and casino, despite a license¬†being…

Family of owls holds up relighting of Whiting Bros. sign

The last Whiting Brothers¬†gas station still in operation on Route 66 had hoped to relight the neon for its refurbished signs during a ceremony last weekend. However, a family of owls recently took up residence in one of the signs,…

Bees removed from De Anza Motel

Several colonies of honeybees were removed from the long-closed De Anza Motel on Route 66 in Albuquerque, reported KRQE-TV. The bees took up residence inside the walls and roof of the motel, a fairly common occurrence in abandoned properties. Beekeepers…

“Genuine Route 66 Life” video series launched

This has been in the works for a while. But on Monday, Denver-based photographer KC Keefer launched his “Genuine Route 66 Life” channel on YouTube. The channel is subtitled “American Stories from the Route,” and this is what the series…

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