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Winslow soon will dedicate a statue of Glenn Frey

Winslow soon will dedicate a statue of Glenn Frey

The Route 66 town of Winslow, Arizona, soon will erect a life-size bronze of The Eagles founder and “Take It Easy” co-songwriter Glenn Frey at Standin’ on a Corner Park in time for the annual Standin’ on a Corner Festival.…

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Townsfolk seek to restore Virden History Mural

Townsfolk seek to restore Virden History Mural

A group of concerned residents seeks to restore the Virden History Mural in Virden, Illinois, on Route 66 that depicts the town’s transportation history. City officials dedicated the 52-by-19-foot mural by Greenville College professor John Hubbell in 2004. But it’s encountered hard times recently, reported…

Frog Rock officially added to federal geology site

Frog Rock officially added to federal geology site

Frog Rock, a painted formation on Route 66 near Wayneville, Missouri, officially was added to the Geographic Names Information System database this month. Frog Rock’s listing is here; it includes its global-positioning coordinates, a brief history, approximate location and the formation’s other…

Figures at Barstow mural vandalized

Figures at Barstow mural vandalized

Wooden cutouts placed in front of one of the newest murals along Route 66 in Barstow, California, were vandalized last week. According to the Desert Dispatch newspaper: The mural is painted on the eastside portion of the Barstow Office Supply…

New Route 66 mural being painted in Barstow

New Route 66 mural being painted in Barstow

Artist Kathy Fierro and Main Street Murals now are painting a second Route 66 mural in downtown Barstow, California, that will be finished by the town’s Route 66 Festival in October. The mural will be at 108 E. Main St. (map here), reported The…

Lowell Davis creates new sculpture on Route 66 in Carthage

Lowell Davis creates new sculpture on Route 66 in Carthage

Famous folk artist Lowell Davis recently unveiled a new sculpture on the northeast side of Carthage, Missouri, along Route 66. The Carthage Press reported the sculpture is at 125 N. River St., near Missouri 96 (aka Route 66): The creation…

Mural being painted in Pacific, Missouri

Mural being painted in Pacific, Missouri

Artist Ray Harvey is painting a detailed mural, titled “The Day the Train Came to Pacific,” on the Route 66 corridor in Pacific, Missouri. The Washington Missourian reports Harvey is painting a 12-by-26-foot mural  on a Pacific Plaza wall in the 500 block…

New Route 66 mural painted in Wilmington

New Route 66 mural painted in Wilmington

A recent high-school graduate finished painting a big Route 66 mural in downtown Wilmington, Illinois, last week. Dylan Wallace, 18, put the finishing touches on the 18-foot-tall mural at 200 N. Water St. on Monday, according to Free Press Newspapers. “I…

Totem Pole festival will help mark its restoration

Totem Pole festival will help mark its restoration

The Totem Pole BBQ and Music Fest on Saturday at Ed Galloway’s Totem Pole Park near Foyil, Oklahoma, will help mark the recent completion of the restoration of the park’s large totem pole. The repainting of the complex’s 90-foot-tall totem pole…

Book review: “The Zeon Files”

Book review: “The Zeon Files”

“The Zeon Files” provides a colorful glimpse of Albuquerque’s past with dozens of a company’s working drawings of neon signs that once graced the Route 66 corridor decades ago. But what’s most striking is the drawings are revealed as detailed and precise as any architectural rendering.…

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