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Mural will be added to Chelsea pedestrian tunnel

Mural will be added to Chelsea pedestrian tunnel

A mural that will portray the history of Chelsea, Oklahoma, will be painted on the pedestrian tunnel that goes under Route 66 in the town, reported The Daily Progress of nearby Claremore, Oklahoma. Artist Ken Hollingshead of Sapulpa, Oklahoma, has been preparing…

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Steeple on church in Amboy will be restored

Steeple on church in Amboy will be restored

The steeple of a church in the desert Route 66 town of Amboy, California, will be restored by mid-month, according to the former manager of Roy’s in Amboy. Carlos Aceves also said by text message last week the roof of…

Tulsa finds novel way to dress up Route 66 corridor

A Tulsa nonprofit group is using an intriguing way to highlight its Route 66 corridor, thanks to former state lawmaker Russ Roach and others, reported the Tulsa World. Roach, who founded the nonprofit Route 66 Development Group, has spearheaded efforts…

Southwest Museum’s possible future laid out in report

Southwest Museum’s possible future laid out in report

A National Trust for Historic Preservation steering committee soon may make recommendations for the future of the long-troubled Southwest Museum in Los Angeles. Those include adding a restaurant to the grounds and expanding its focus beyond displaying Native American artifacts. An LA Curbed report summarized…

Ed Ruscha to be named Oklahoma Cultural Treasure

Ed Ruscha to be named Oklahoma Cultural Treasure

Ed Ruscha, a trailblazer of the Pop Art movement whose photography of gas stations along Route 66 helped jump-start his career, will be named the 12th Oklahoma Cultural Treasure during the Governor’s Arts Awards on Dec. 2. Ruscha is the first…

Andy Warhol’s visit to Clanton’s Cafe

Andy Warhol’s visit to Clanton’s Cafe

Pop artist Andy Warhol’s pivotal 1963 highway journey from New York City to Los Angeles — including much of Route 66 — was chronicled in Deborah Davis’ new book, “The Trip.” But a recent interview with Davis by the Tulsa World newspaper reveals a…

Nob Hill unveils centennial mural

Nob Hill unveils centennial mural

Nob Hill doesn’t celebrate its 100th anniversary until next year, but that didn’t stop the Albuquerque Route 66 neighborhood east of downtown from celebrating a bit early with a new mural, according to a report by KOAT-TV. Stretched across the…

More Route 66 miniatures from Willem Bor

More Route 66 miniatures from Willem Bor

Willem Bor of the Netherlands, who has gained renown for his exacting miniatures of Route 66 landmarks, recently has completed or is about to finish three more small-scale sites on the Mother Road. Bor recently finished another Route 66 trip,…

Group wants to remove Cadillac Ranch

Group wants to remove Cadillac Ranch

A group calling itself Erase Marsh Madness wants to remove all artwork in Amarillo linked to the now-deceased Stanley Marsh 3, including the famous Cadillac Ranch near Route 66. Before he died at age 76 last year, Marsh was criminally…

All aboard the Lincoln County Express

All aboard the Lincoln County Express

Occasionally, you’ll find out about something you unwittingly passed dozens of time but never saw. One of those things is the so-called Lincoln County Express, a child-sized locomotive and other metal sculptures that apparently have sat off Route 66 east of Stroud, Oklahoma, for…

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