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Glenn Frey tribute statue unveiled in Winslow

Glenn Frey tribute statue unveiled in Winslow

It took a day later than expected, but the Glenn Frey tribute statue was unveiled Saturday at the Standin’ on the Corner Park in Winslow, Arizona. Hundreds of people — along with about an equal number of smartphones — attended the unveiling.…

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A look at “Route 66: Radiance, Rust and Revival on the Mother Road”

A look at “Route 66: Radiance, Rust and Revival on the Mother Road”

The “Route 66: Radiance, Rust and Revival on the Mother Road” show at the Albuquerque Museum ends in about 10 days. If you are unable to see it, this well-produced and remarkably comprehensive video from the city’s television channel may suffice: The show’s…

Speakers lineup announced for Miles of Possibility Conference

Speakers lineup announced for Miles of Possibility Conference

The Route 66 Miles of Possibility conference recently announced its speakers for the Oct. 20-23 event at the McLean County Museum of History/Cruisin’ with Lincoln on 66 Visitors Center and the Ensenberger Building in downtown Bloomington, Illinois. Last year’s Miles of…

Joplin may resurrect Mother Road Marathon

Joplin may resurrect Mother Road Marathon

Joplin may revive the Mother Road Marathon — a 26.2-mile footrace through parts of Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri discontinued in 2013 after declining participation and complaints about its promoter. Tom Rogers of TwelveOne Race Management and Marketing in Joplin, who helps run 35 events…

Day of remembrance held for Summit Inn

Day of remembrance held for Summit Inn

The current owners of the Summit Inn held a memorial service Saturday at the charred site of the Route 66 restaurant that was destroyed by a ferocious wildfire in Southern California’s Cajon Pass last month. The Victorville Daily Press reported: … Owner…

Glenn Frey tribute statue will be installed Sept. 23 in Winslow

Glenn Frey tribute statue will be installed Sept. 23 in Winslow

A tribute statue of Glenn Frey, co-writer of The Eagles’ song “Take It Easy,” will be installed at noon Friday, Sept. 23, at Standin’ on the Corner Park in Winslow, Arizona. KSLX classic-rock radio in Phoenix announced Tuesday the installation, which…

Where to see the total eclipse on Route 66

Where to see the total eclipse on Route 66

If you’re in eastern Missouri on Route 66 on Aug. 21, 2017, there’s a good chance you’ll experience a rare total eclipse of the sun that day. Most of the state will see at least a partial eclipse. But a narrow…

University of New Mexico hosting Route 66 exhibit, lecture series

University of New Mexico hosting Route 66 exhibit, lecture series

44 The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque is hosting an exhibit and lecture series this fall to commemorate the 90th birthday of Route 66. A news release from the university contains some details about the upcoming “Life and Times on…

Circle Cinema in Tulsa to screen “Bagdad Cafe”

Circle Cinema in Tulsa to screen “Bagdad Cafe”

The historic Circle Cinema in Tulsa will screen the cult-classic based on Route 66, “Bagdad Cafe,” on Thursday night as part of the Mother Road Revival festivities. The screening of “Bagdad Cafe” is slated for 7 p.m., but a reception will…

Antique military vehicle convoy planned on Route 66 in fall 2017

Antique military vehicle convoy planned on Route 66 in fall 2017

The Military Vehicle Preservation Association plans an elaborate Route 66 convoy in September and October 2017 that will feature about 80 vintage military vehicles. According to an MVPA newsletter, the convoy will begin in Chicago on Sept. 16, 2017, and…

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