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Should Albuquerque set up a Route 66 state park?

Should Albuquerque set up a Route 66 state park?

Jon Knudsen, a longtime resident of Albuquerque and a University of New Mexico instructor, posited an intriguing idea during an op-ed piece in the New Mexico Market Place: Placing a Route 66 state park in the middle of the city…

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Route 66 Gateways in Tulsa win architectural design award

Route 66 Gateways in Tulsa win architectural design award

  The Route 66 Gateways that grace the Mother Road at the eastern and western edges of Tulsa recently won an architectural design award. The gateways, designed Dewberry Architects, received a People’s Choice Award at the American Institute of Architects…

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 wieldedĀ a hammer and chisel to create the images…

Woman wants to reopen Larry Baggett’s Trail of Tears by 2018

Woman wants to reopen Larry Baggett’s Trail of Tears by 2018

After he died in 2003, Larry Baggett’s Trail of Tears property fell into disrepair, and Route 66 travelers who drove by the unique site near Jerome, Missouri, wondered whether it ever would be restored. Now it appears military veteran Marie…

Fuel 66 food-truck court’s grand opening set for this weekend

Fuel 66 food-truck court’s grand opening set for this weekend

The Fuel 66 food-truck court in Tulsa recently held a soft opening, but a grand opening is this weekend. Fuel 66, on 11th Street (aka Route 66) and Atlanta Avenue, features a heated patio, a beer garden, large-screen TVs, lawn…

Ash Fork’s little-known historical gem

Ash Fork’s little-known historical gem

Only one of two steel dams still exist in the United States, and one is less than a mile off an old alignment of Route 66 east of Ash Fork, Arizona. Known as the Bainbridge Steel Dam or the Ashfork-Bainbridge…

Savior of Twin Arrows landmark found dead in murder-suicide

Savior of Twin Arrows landmark found dead in murder-suicide

Mary Smeal, who reportedly was responsible more than any other person for the restoration a few years ago of the Twin Arrows off Route 66 in Arizona, was found dead Wednesday an apparent murder-suicide. Coconino County sheriff’s deputies found the…

Blue Whale hosts pop-up sale of Snapchat’s Spectacles

Blue Whale hosts pop-up sale of Snapchat’s Spectacles

The landmark Blue Whale of Catoosa, Oklahoma, hosted a temporary kiosk Tuesday morning for Snapchat’s new video-recording Spectacles, drawing dozens of technology buffs from all over the region. Linda Hobbs, an operator of the gift shop at the Route 66…

Clocks being installed on Meadow Gold sign in Tulsa

Clocks being installed on Meadow Gold sign in Tulsa

The long-awaited clocks that were supposed to be placed on the top of the historic Meadow Gold sign in Tulsa were being installed Thursday. KOTV in Tulsa posted video of some of the installation: NewsOn6.com – Tulsa, OK – News, Weather,…

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…

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