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Route 66 Gateways in Tulsa are finished

Route 66 Gateways in Tulsa are finished

Construction of the Route 66 Gateways along Tulsa’s eastern and western sections of the Mother Road now is finished, according to city planner Dennis Whitaker. Whitaker emailed these photos of the gateways at night: And here’s one of the gateways…

Reminder: Icons poll open for 2 more weeks

Reminder: Icons poll open for 2 more weeks

Although a great many of you have long since voted, the poll begunĀ in early December about the top 10 icons of Route 66 remains open through Dec. 31. More than 18,000 votes have been collected so far. On midnight Dec.…

Pacific’s 70-year Christmas tradition began as a prank

Right before Thanksgiving, members of the local Lions Club raised 14 lines of lights to create a Christmas tree on the top of the bluff on Blackburn Park, next to Route 66 in Pacific, Missouri. It’s been a tradition in…

Poll: What are the top 10 icons of Route 66?

If you ever find yourself asked the question — “What are the top stops on Route 66?” — you’ll probably find it very difficult to compile a short list because the number is so vast. Or you’ll find yourself making…

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…

Indian tribes will launch Route 66 tourism project

A Native American tourism group and the National Park Service will meet in New Mexico later this month to formally launch the “American Indians and Route 66″ project, reported Indian Country Today. The initial meeting of the American Indian Alaska…

Route 66 — a jobs creator

During a formal introduction Wednesday of the logo for the new Route 66 Visitors Center in Bloomington, Illinois — which we already reported months ago — local officials revealed some eyebrow-raising statistics about the economic value of the Mother Road.…

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