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Professors honored for preserving vintage neon-sign drawings

Professors honored for preserving vintage neon-sign drawings

Two professors from the University of New Mexico were given a state preservation award for saving hundreds of old drawings from the state’s oldest neon-sign company. Many of them mock-ups of signs eventually were installed on Route 66. The New…

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Mural Fest 66 adds five murals to Miami in a few days

Mural Fest 66 adds five murals to Miami in a few days

Miami, Oklahoma, wanted to add some murals to brighten up the Route 66 town. Thanks to the inaugural Mural Fest 66 last month, it added five murals to the city during a weekend. Here’s a video of highlights from the…

Route 66 festival returns to Lebanon after seven-year hiatus

Route 66 festival returns to Lebanon after seven-year hiatus

The Lebanon Route 66 Festival in Lebanon, Missouri, will return next month after a seven-year break, including a concert and gathering at the historic Munger Moss Motel. The Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society and the Lebanon Parks and Recreation Department…

Artist who works in miniature gets part of his inspiration from Route 66

Artist who works in miniature gets part of his inspiration from Route 66

An Albuquerque artist who makes exacting miniature models of buildings and vehicles from the past acknowledged old Route 66 gives him some of his inspiration. In a profile in the Albuquerque Journal about Tim Prythero, one section of the story focuses on…

Book review: “Route 66 Splendor: An Adult Coloring Book”

Book review: “Route 66 Splendor: An Adult Coloring Book”

At least one Route 66 adult coloring has hit the market, and more probably will to take advantage of the craze. But they will be hard-pressed to surpass Jo Ann Kargus’ newly published “Route 66 Splendor: An Adult Coloring Book.”…

Artist offering Route 66-inspired diorama, map to museums or collectors

Artist offering Route 66-inspired diorama, map to museums or collectors

Wendy Jack, a California-based artist, completed an elaborate diorama, map and other displays for a work titled “A Nostalgic Journey on Route 66” she hopes will interest museums, organizations or individuals. The work consists of an approximate 4 1/2-by-3 1/2-foot…

Exporting the buzz of Route 66 to England

Exporting the buzz of Route 66 to England

The Outside Collective, a London-based creative and illustration agency, last year helped create a huge Route 66 mural featuring several Illinois landmarks. I just now found out about it. The mural was at on the side of The Hat & Feathers pub…

Lebanon unveils new Route 66 mural in Boswell Park

Lebanon unveils new Route 66 mural in Boswell Park

The city of Lebanon, Missouri, on Saturday unveiled a new, Route 66-themed mural inside Boswell Park designed for a photo-op for people traveling the road. It depicts a 1957 Chevrolet cruising into Lebanon on Route 66. A driveway was built…

Route 66 sculpture chosen for Admiral Traffic Circle in Tulsa

Route 66 sculpture chosen for Admiral Traffic Circle in Tulsa

  The city of Tulsa and the Tulsa Arts Commission picked Eric F. Garcia’s design, titled “Route 66 Rising,” as the sculpture that will be installed in the middle of the Admiral Traffic Circle at the intersection of Mingo Road…

Route 66-themed sculptures dedicated in Tulsa’s Howard Park

Route 66-themed sculptures dedicated in Tulsa’s Howard Park

Tulsa officials this week dedicated three Route 66 sculptures chiseled out of Indiana limestone at Tulsa’s historic Howard Park. Utah sculptor Patrick Sullivan painstakingly chiseled into the three massive blocks by hand over a period of months. The limestone columns…

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