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Coleman Theatre will screen double feature of silent movies

Coleman Theatre will screen double feature of silent movies

The historic Coleman Theatre Beautiful in Miami, Oklahoma, will present two century-old silent films with Dennis James on the theater’s Mighty Wurlitzer organ. The two hour-long films from 1915 are “The Cheat” and “A Fool There Was” — both of…

Route 66 conference in Edwardsville canceled

A Route 66 conference┬áslated for late October in Edwardsville, Illinois, has been canceled because of logistical challenges in organizing it, according to a news release sent Tuesday. Cheryl Eichar Jett wrote in the release: Unfortunately, it was too much of…

Couple marks 60th anniversary at Wigwam Motel

On Feb. 12, 1955, DeRoy and Rosemary Avila spent their first night as husband and wife at the Wigwam Motel in San Bernardino, California. On Sunday, the Avilas celebrated their upcoming 60th anniversary at the place where it started —…

Rock Creek Bridge reopens to traffic

Rock Creek Bridge reopens to traffic

The historic Rock Creek Bridge near Sapulpa, Oklahoma, was reopened to traffic Wednesday morning after a ceremony marking the occasion attended by the state’s lieutenant governor. Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb was there to cut the ceremonial ribbon to the bridge,…

Bob Waldmire exhibit planned in Walldog museum

Bob Waldmire exhibit planned in Walldog museum

An exhibit of the artwork and artifacts of late Route 66 artist Bob Waldmire will be in the Walldog Mural and Sign Art Museum in Pontiac, Illinois, by May, reported the Pontiac Daily Leader. The show, named the Bob Waldmire…

Route 66 exhibit was ‘most popular’ in Autry history

Route 66 exhibit was ‘most popular’ in Autry history

The just-completed “Route 66: The Road and the Romance” at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles was declared “the most popular show in the history of the museum” by its president. That pronouncement was made by museum president Richard…

Devil’s Elbow Bridge decorated for Christmas

Devil’s Elbow Bridge decorated for Christmas

The historic Devil’s Elbow Bridge in the Route 66 hamlet of Devil’s Elbow, Missouri, is decorated for Christmas for what is believed to be the first time. According to the Pulaski County USA blog, which is an offshoot of its…

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