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Bob Seger releases tribute song to Eagles founder Glenn Frey

Bob Seger releases tribute song to Eagles founder Glenn Frey

  Rock ‘n’ roll legend Bob Seger a few months ago wrote a song in tribute to the late Glenn Frey, co-founder of The Eagles. Seger is offering the tune away as a free download. Frey, 67, died a little more…

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Tulsa seeks ideas for land near I-244, Route 66

Tulsa seeks ideas for land near I-244, Route 66

The city of Tulsa is looking for Route 66 tourism-friendly ideas on how to develop a piece of land under the new Interstate 244 bridge on the west side of the Arkansas River and near Southwest Boulevard (aka Route 66). A…

Painted Desert Community Complex named National Historic Landmark

Painted Desert Community Complex named National Historic Landmark

A series of buildings called the Painted Desert Community Complex that greet travelers to the Petrified Forest National Park in eastern Arizona were among 24 National Historic Landmarks declared by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell. National Historic…

What should be done about Oatman’s burros?

What should be done about Oatman’s burros?

Easy, now. No one is suggesting getting rid of all the semi-wild burros that roam the Route 66 village of Oatman, Arizona — especially Oatman businesses, which see the animals as a big reason it’s become a tourist attraction. The burros…

Illinois Route 66 motorcycle license plate goes on sale

Illinois Route 66 motorcycle license plate goes on sale

The state of Illinois now is selling a Route 66 license plate made specially for motorcycles. Revenues from the new plate go to the Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byways fund, which helps preserve and promote the old road in the…

Sprague’s Super Service station to reopen in April

Sprague’s Super Service station to reopen in April

The historic Sprague’s Super Service station in Normal, Illinois, likely will reopen as a Route 66 visitors center by April after the city spent many thousands of dollars to improve the property. According to the Bloomington Pantagraph, the city will…

Christmas in Devils Elbow

Christmas in Devils Elbow

Roamin’ Rich Dinkela recently made this video showing Christmas decorations at the Elbow Inn bar and restaurant and the Devils Elbow Bridge along old Route 66 in Devils Elbow, Missouri. So it seems right to post this video on Christmas Day: The…

Albuquerque buys land for a Route 66 visitors center

Albuquerque buys land for a Route 66 visitors center

Albuquerque city officials on Wednesday morning celebrated the purchase of land on Route 66 west of the city for a Route 66 visitors center. The Albuquerque Journal reported the $3.4 million facility will funded by the city, state and county,…

Appeals court clears ART project; city still hasn’t received grant

Appeals court clears ART project; city still hasn’t received grant

An appeals court this week affirmed a lower court’s ruling the massive Albuquerque Rapid Transit project along Central Avenue (aka Route 66) can proceed. However, the city still hasn’t received a crucial $69 million grant to fund the mass-transit bus project,…

Tulsa’s Route 66 Experience more than halfway to funding goal

Tulsa’s Route 66 Experience more than halfway to funding goal

A key official behind the proposed Route 66 Experience in Tulsa said fundraising for the multi-use museum complex is more than halfway to its $23 million goal. Ken Busby, CEO and executive director of the nonprofit Route 66 Alliance, told…

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