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Bob Waldmire exhibit planned in Walldog museum

Bob Waldmire exhibit planned in Walldog museum

An exhibit of the artwork and artifacts of late Route 66 artist Bob Waldmire will be in the Walldog Mural and Sign Art Museum in Pontiac, Illinois, by May, reported the Pontiac Daily Leader. The show, named the Bob Waldmire…

A closer look at the police search of Stanley Marsh 3’s office

A closer look at the police search of Stanley Marsh 3’s office

With little fanfare last week, the Amarillo Globe-News posted online more than 350 photographs taken by police during a November 2012 search of Stanley Marsh 3’s 12th-floor office in downtown Amarillo. Police searched the office in the wake of sexual-abuse…

Barstow will dedicate new mural Saturday

Barstow will dedicate new mural Saturday

A bank building in Barstow, California, will unveil Saturday a new mural about the region’s turquoise history, according to a report in the Desert Dispatch. Union Bank at 239 E. Main St. (aka Route 66) will unveil the mural at…

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…

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