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Route 66 sculptures nearly done for Tulsa’s Howard Park

Route 66 sculptures nearly done for Tulsa’s Howard Park

Utah sculptor Patrick Sullivan probably will finish his three Route 66 sculptures for Howard Park in Tulsa sometime next week. Tulsa World columnist John Klein recently talked to Sullivan, who patiently has wielded a hammer and chisel to create the images…

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New Bob Dylan artwork features Route 66

New Bob Dylan artwork features Route 66

A new show, “The Beaten Path,” at a gallery in London features Bob Dylan artwork that includes several images of Route 66. The Halcyon Gallery is showing the famed singer-songwriter and recent Nobel laureate’s acrylic paintings, sketches and watercolors of American…

Route 66 visitors center opening at Giganticus Headicus site

Route 66 visitors center opening at Giganticus Headicus site

Grand Canyon Caverns is leasing a property in Antares, Arizona, best-known for Giganticus Headicus — an Easter Island-type sculpture — and opening a Route 66 visitors center there. According to a news release from the Grand Canyon Caverns owner John…

Book review: “Route 66 Postcard Coloring Book”

Book review: “Route 66 Postcard Coloring Book”

Folks may think the new “Route 66 Postcard Coloring Book,” published by the folks at the Legends of America website, is tailor-made for children and nobody else. However, coloring books for adults became a craze in the last few years. According to…

Willem Bor creates new Route 66 miniatures

Willem Bor creates new Route 66 miniatures

Longtime readers probably know of Willem Bor of the Netherlands, who in the last few years has created miniatures of well-known Route 66 landmarks for museums or private individuals. The bad news is Bor contracted cancer and had to cancel…

The early history of Cadillac Ranch

The early history of Cadillac Ranch

The Artsy website posted a well-researched article of how the Cadillac Ranch art installation in Amarillo, Texas, came to be, including vintage photos of it being built. Cadillac Ranch turned into a roadside icon — including for Route 66 travelers — in…

New East Town mural dedicated in Joplin

New East Town mural dedicated in Joplin

Residents dedicated a new, 60-foot-long mural at 621 Langston Hughes-Broadway (aka Route 66) in Joplin, Missouri, on Sunday. According to the Joplin Globe, the mural on the side wall of a former grocery store depicts the history of the city’s historic East Town neighborhood.…

Curt Teich Postcard Archive to be donated to Chicago library

Curt Teich Postcard Archive to be donated to Chicago library

TheCurt Teich Postcard Archive, which contains thousands of vintage images from Route 66 from the 1920s to the 1970s, soon will be donated to The Newberry library in Chicago. The Lake County Forest Preserve District, which had owned the archive…

Museum unearths Red Chief Motel diner mural

Museum unearths Red Chief Motel diner mural

A museum recently uncovered a nearly forgotten Native American-themed mural from the diner of the Red Chief Motel in Rancho Cucamonga, California. Officials at the Cooper Regional History Museum in nearby Upland, California, recently took the mural out of storage and put it on…

Glenn Frey tribute statue unveiled in Winslow

Glenn Frey tribute statue unveiled in Winslow

It took a day later than expected, but the Glenn Frey tribute statue was unveiled Saturday at the Standin’ on the Corner Park in Winslow, Arizona. Hundreds of people — along with about an equal number of smartphones — attended the unveiling.…

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