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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…

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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.…

New Tulsa mural features Bob Wills, Route 66

A photo posted by Mary Beth Babcock (@marybethbabcock) on Sep 11, 2016 at 5:08pm PDT A new, huge mural at Third and Greenwood in downtown Tulsa pays tribute to Western swing icon Bob Wills and Route 66. The mural is…

Winslow soon will dedicate a statue of Glenn Frey

Winslow soon will dedicate a statue of Glenn Frey

The Route 66 town of Winslow, Arizona, soon will erect a life-size bronze of The Eagles founder and “Take It Easy” co-songwriter Glenn Frey at Standin’ on a Corner Park in time for the annual Standin’ on a Corner Festival.…

Townsfolk seek to restore Virden History Mural

Townsfolk seek to restore Virden History Mural

A group of concerned residents seeks to restore the Virden History Mural in Virden, Illinois, on Route 66 that depicts the town’s transportation history. City officials dedicated the 52-by-19-foot mural by Greenville College professor John Hubbell in 2004. But it’s encountered hard times recently, reported…

Frog Rock officially added to federal geology site

Frog Rock officially added to federal geology site

Frog Rock, a painted formation on Route 66 near Wayneville, Missouri, officially was added to the Geographic Names Information System database this month. Frog Rock’s listing is here; it includes its global-positioning coordinates, a brief history, approximate location and the formation’s other…

Figures at Barstow mural vandalized

Figures at Barstow mural vandalized

Wooden cutouts placed in front of one of the newest murals along Route 66 in Barstow, California, were vandalized last week. According to the Desert Dispatch newspaper: The mural is painted on the eastside portion of the Barstow Office Supply…

New Route 66 mural being painted in Barstow

New Route 66 mural being painted in Barstow

Artist Kathy Fierro and Main Street Murals now are painting a second Route 66 mural in downtown Barstow, California, that will be finished by the town’s Route 66 Festival in October. The mural will be at 108 E. Main St. (map here), reported The…

Lowell Davis creates new sculpture on Route 66 in Carthage

Lowell Davis creates new sculpture on Route 66 in Carthage

Famous folk artist Lowell Davis recently unveiled a new sculpture on the northeast side of Carthage, Missouri, along Route 66. The Carthage Press reported the sculpture is at 125 N. River St., near Missouri 96 (aka Route 66): The creation…

Mural being painted in Pacific, Missouri

Mural being painted in Pacific, Missouri

Artist Ray Harvey is painting a detailed mural, titled “The Day the Train Came to Pacific,” on the Route 66 corridor in Pacific, Missouri. The Washington Missourian reports Harvey is painting a 12-by-26-foot mural  on a Pacific Plaza wall in the 500 block…

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