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Pulitzer winner documented Route 66

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Edward Keating documented Route 66 beginning about 15 years ago in black-and-white images that often recalled the bleak Depression-era images of Dorothea Lange. Keating won the Pulitzer in 2002 for his photo coverage of the 9/11 terrorist…

Willem Bor builds more Route 66 miniatures

Willem Bor, a roadie from the Netherlands who’s been building detailed scale models of Route 66 landmarks, has made a few more in recent months as gifts to fellow Mother Road fans. The first is a miniature of the ruins…

A chat with Jerry McClanahan

KC Keefer adds to his “Genuine Route 66 Life” video series with a talk with Route 66 artist, author and researcher Jerry McClanahan at his studio in Chandler, Oklahoma. McClanahan has been traveling regularly on Route 66 for more than…

Albuquerque adopts Route 66 Action Plan

The Albuquerque City Council unanimously ratified Mayor Richard Berry’s Route 66 Action Plan for a 15-mile stretch of Central Avenue in the city, reported the Associated Press and other media outlets. The plan comes with infrastructure improvements, tourism additions and…

Chinese guardian lions stand guard near Amboy

Here’s something no one expected — someone set up two Chinese guardian lion statues in the middle of the Mojave Desert off Route 66 near Amboy, California. Charyl Armstrong posted this video this week of her traveling companion going out…

Anthony Quinn mural in downtown L.A. to be restored

The nearly 30-year-old mural of actor Anthony Quinn on the side of the Victor Clothing Co. building in downtown Los Angeles will be restored, according to several media outlets. Titled “The Pope of Broadway,” the 70-foot-tall mural at 242 S.…

A visit to Amarillo’s Sixth Street District

This video produced by TourTexas.com features Tucker Yeldell — described as “a lost prospector, reluctant farmer and early Texas Panhandle settler” — touring some of his favorite spots on Route 66 in Amarillo. Most of the tour is devoted to…

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