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Artist restores his Route 66 mural in Webb City

John Biggs, who created in 1993 a large Route 66 mural on a building in downtown Webb City, Missouri, has restored the landmark, according to the Joplin Globe. The mural on the Bruner Pharmacy building at Main and Daugherty streets…

Another museum opens in Pontiac tomorrow

Another museum opens in Pontiac tomorrow

The long-planned Museum of Gilding Arts in downtown Pontiac, Illinois, opens to the public for the first time at 9 a.m. Saturday, according to a news release from Pontiac Tourism. The museum is at 217 N. Mill St. (map here)…

Businesses settle lawsuits over Marsh sex-abuse claims

Businesses settle lawsuits over Marsh sex-abuse claims

Four businesses in Amarillo’s Chase Tower reached confidential legal settlements with 10 plaintiffs on sex-abuse allegations with millionaire and former Cadillac Ranch owner Stanley Marsh 3, according to the Amarillo Globe-News. Marsh became embroiled in the lawsuits and felony criminal…

Amboy School may become home to artists colony

Amboy School may become home to artists colony

The long-closed Amboy School in the desolate Route 66 hamlet of Amboy, California, may become a center for an artists colony, according to the Needles Desert Star in Needles, California. The Needles Unified School District owns the property, and is…

Romeoville art fair will include Bob Waldmire tribute

Romeoville art fair will include Bob Waldmire tribute

The inaugural Route 66 Kiwanis Art Fair in Romeoville, Illinois, on Aug. 22 will include a tribute to late Route 66 artist Bob Waldmire. The fair will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Edward Hospital…

Roy’s in Amboy hosting art installation

The landmark Roy’s gas station and convenience store in Amboy, California, is hosting an art installation by a Swiss artist through at least the summer. The installation is called “Golden Smile Salty Tears” in six bungalows in the Roy’s Motel…

Santa Monica Pier laying claim to Popeye’s inspiration

Santa Monica Pier laying claim to Popeye’s inspiration

Compelling evidence exists that the inspiration to the Popeye the Sailor Man cartoon was inspired by a real-life sailor who hung around the Santa Monica Pier in California, reported the Santa Monica Daily Press newspaper. Trouble is, a small town…

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