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Book review: “The Zeon Files”

Book review: “The Zeon Files”

“The Zeon Files” provides a colorful glimpse of Albuquerque’s past with dozens of a company’s working drawings of neon signs that once graced the Route 66 corridor decades ago. But what’s most striking is the drawings are revealed as detailed and precise as any architectural rendering.…

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“Route 66 for Kids” now out in print form

“Route 66 for Kids” now out in print form

Due to popular demand, an updated version of “Route 66 for Kids” guidebook for parents with children is available in print form for the first time in more than a decade. A Kindle version of “Route 66 for Kids” long…

Interview with a former Harvey Girl from La Posada

Interview with a former Harvey Girl from La Posada

This new, well-produced interview features JoAn Fuller, who worked as a Harvey Girl at La Posada at Winslow, Arizona, during the mid-1940s. Fuller also lived near Route 66 in Prewitt, New Mexico, when her husband worked for the railroad. JoAn Fuller…

Book review: “Bicycling Guide to Route 66”

Book review: “Bicycling Guide to Route 66”

At first glance, Bob Robinson’s “Bicycling Guide to Route 66” appears to be a budget-priced version of the Adventure Cycling Association’s “Bicycle Route 66” map series, as the book uses the ACA’s route. But the “Bicycling Guide to Route 66”…

Graphic novel of “Cars” movie coming this summer

Graphic novel of “Cars” movie coming this summer

Toronto-based Joe Books will publish a thick, graphic-novel version of the 2006 Disney-Pixar animated movie “Cars” this summer. The Bleeding Cool website got the scoop Thursday. The print version of “Cars” will be 380 pages in softcover ($29.99 list) or hardcover ($49.99…

Book review: “Route 66 Crossings”

Book review: “Route 66 Crossings”

Because so many Route 66 books have entered the marketplace over the past three decades or so, one initially wonders why Jim Ross’ new volume about historic bridges on the Mother Road hasn’t been done before. But as one dives deep…

Review: “Route 66: In Search of Ghosts and Treasures”

A new Route 66 book designed mostly for children finds a way to explain what still exists on the Mother Road and what is gone. Adults also might find pleasure with the text by Phyllis Chandler Grey and illustrations by…

Book review: “2 for $6 on Route 66”

Book review: “2 for $6 on Route 66”

If you want to know what it’s like to run a motel on the Mother Road, Debra Whittington’s “2 for $6 on Route 66” provides a vivid glimpse. Specifically, the book (140 pages, self-published, soft cover, $10) offers a glimpse from…

Ed Ruscha to be named Oklahoma Cultural Treasure

Ed Ruscha to be named Oklahoma Cultural Treasure

Ed Ruscha, a trailblazer of the Pop Art movement whose photography of gas stations along Route 66 helped jump-start his career, will be named the 12th Oklahoma Cultural Treasure during the Governor’s Arts Awards on Dec. 2. Ruscha is the first…

“Father of Route 66: Cy Avery”

“Father of Route 66: Cy Avery”

Author Susan Croce Kelly began her “Father of Route 66: Cy Avery” presentation during the Miles of Possibility Conference in Edwardsville, Illinois, by imagining what would have happened if Edwardsville hosted a good-roads conference 100 years ago. The city, which had…

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