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Woman eats three 72-ounce steak dinners in 20 minutes

Woman eats three 72-ounce steak dinners in 20 minutes

Molly Schuyler, the 120-pound Nebraska woman who ate two 72-ounce steak dinners in one 15-minute sitting at Amarillo’s Big Texan Steak Ranch a year ago, devoured three 72-ounce steak dinners in a mere 20 minutes Sunday afternoon and broke a…

Route 66 Alliance getting out of the festival business

Route 66 Alliance getting out of the festival business

A news release a few days ago reported the Route 66 Alliance and the National Historic Route 66 Federation had formalized their affiliation with each other and bring them under the umbrella of the fledgling U.S. 66 Highway Association. The…

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band to play at Birthplace of Route 66 Festival

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band to play at Birthplace of Route 66 Festival

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, along with special guest Pure Prairie League, will perform Aug. 14 at the historic Gillioz Theatre during the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival in Springfield, Missouri, according to the Springfield News-Leader. The country-rock band, which…

Michael Wallis appears on C-SPAN

Michael Wallis appears on C-SPAN

“Route 66: The Mother Road” author Michael Wallis talks about Cyrus Avery, Tulsa, and the history of Route 66 during a 14-minute segment on the C-SPAN cable channel. This segment was filmed just a few weeks ago in Tulsa. The…

Route 66 advocate named to Oklahoma Historians Hall of Fame

Route 66 advocate named to Oklahoma Historians Hall of Fame

Sally Bourne Ferrell of Chandler, Oklahoma, an early leader in the creation of the Oklahoma Route 66 Association and one of the champions in restoring a┬áhistoric armory┬áthat became the Route 66 Interpretive Center, was announced as an inductee to the…

Romeoville art fair will include Bob Waldmire tribute

Romeoville art fair will include Bob Waldmire tribute

The inaugural Route 66 Kiwanis Art Fair in Romeoville, Illinois, on Aug. 22 will include a tribute to late Route 66 artist Bob Waldmire. The fair will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Edward Hospital…

Route 66 festival planned in Europe in 2016

Route 66 festival planned in Europe in 2016

Route 66 aficionados across the pond in the past week have organized a European Route 66 Festival in 2016 that already includes firm dates, activities and the logo you see above. Longtime Route 66 enthusiast Dries Bessels of the Netherlands…

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