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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…

Kingman festival boosts local economy

Kingman festival boosts local economy

The town of Kingman, Arizona, saw a sizable increase in revenue because of the International Route 66 Festival in August, according to an article in the Kingman Daily Miner. Here’s the breakdown from the July-to-September period: • Nearly 39,000 travelers…

11,000 participate in Route 66 Marathon

A total of 11,000 people participated in a variety of races during the past weekend’s Route 66 Marathon in Tulsa, including the 26.2-mile main event. A few highlights on what has become one of Tulsa’s biggest events in less than…

Skylark Motel tower glows again

The former Skylark Motel tower on old Route 66 in St. Clair, Missouri, shined with the glow of neon again after a ceremony Saturday night at the building, which now serves as the VFW Post 2482. According to a news…

Neon relighting of former Skylark Motel is Saturday

The relighting of the former Skylark Motel’s neon — including its distinctive glass-block tower — will occur about dusk Saturday at the site in St. Clair, Missouri, according to a news release from the Neon Heritage Preservation Committee of the…

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