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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…

Roy’s in Amboy hosting art installation

The landmark Roy’s gas station and convenience store in Amboy, California, is hosting an art installation by a Swiss artist through at least the summer. The installation is called “Golden Smile Salty Tears” in six bungalows in the Roy’s Motel…

Santa Monica Pier laying claim to Popeye’s inspiration

Santa Monica Pier laying claim to Popeye’s inspiration

Compelling evidence exists that the inspiration to the Popeye the Sailor Man cartoon was inspired by a real-life sailor who hung around the Santa Monica Pier in California, reported the Santa Monica Daily Press newspaper. Trouble is, a small town…

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…

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