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Totem Pole Park launches campaign for its restoration

Totem Pole Park launches campaign for its restoration

The directors of Ed Galloway’s Totem Pole Park near Foyil, Oklahoma, have launched a Kickstarter campaign to help restore the top half of the main, 90-foot-tall totem pole. According to KJRH-TV in Tulsa, the top half of the big totem…

Large Indian statue moved to Edmond

Large Indian statue moved to Edmond

A large bronze statue of American Indian┬áchief Touch the Clouds that once graced the Houston Oilers’ stadium was purchased and moved to a spot this week along Route 66 in Edmond, Oklahoma. According to the Edmond Sun newspaper, the statue…

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…

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