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Interview with “The 66 Kid” author

Artist and western historian Bob Boze Bell was interviewed for about 13 minutes by a PBS television station at Arizona State University about his new biography, “The 66 Kid: Raised on the Mother Road,” that deals primarily with his childhood…

“Eternal Route 66″ DVD produced

“Eternal Route 66″ DVD produced

Chuck Williams, who parlayed his Christian faith and enthusiasm for Route 66 into two editions of his “Eternal Route 66″ book, recently announced he’s created an “Eternal Route 66″ DVD filmed on the Mother Road. Here’s a trailer for the…

Michael Wallis busy touting Route 66

Those who are familiar with “Route 66: The Mother Road” author and speaker Michael Wallis know that he cites the allure of Route 66 pretty regularly. However, in the past week or so, he has given the ol’ Mother Road considerable…

A chat with Jerry McClanahan

KC Keefer adds to his “Genuine Route 66 Life” video series with a talk with Route 66 artist, author and researcher Jerry McClanahan at his studio in Chandler, Oklahoma. McClanahan has been traveling regularly on Route 66 for more than…

Book review: “Father of Route 66: The Story of Cy Avery”

Some may assume Cyrus Avery became known as “The Father of Route 66″ simply because he was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time when the highway became designated and federally certified in 1926. But…

Former owner of Club Cafe dies

Ron Chavez, 78, a former owner of the long-closed Club Cafe in Santa Rosa, New Mexico, who later became noted as a writer and poet, died Oct. 15 in Albuquerque, reported the Taos News. His daughter, Sonia Valdez, told the…

Route 66 coloring book published

The “Route 66 Coloring Book,” in conjunction with American Road magazine, was published a few weeks ago by creator Rich Newman, writers Dave and Laura Newman, and illustrator Abby Smith on the Coloring Books USA imprint. Here’s a description of…

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