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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…

Big Texan record-holder returning next month

Big Texan record-holder returning next month

Molly Schuyler, who destroyed the Big Texan Steak Ranch‘s 72-ounce steak challenge record by polishing off the meal in less than five minutes, is coming back to the landmark Amarillo restaurant April 19 to not only defend her title, but…

Kingman will create annual Route 66 festival

Kingman will create annual Route 66 festival

Inspired by last year’s International Route 66 Festival, residents and the city of Kingman, Arizona, are planning on a big Route 66 event each year, reported the Daily Miner newspaper. The festival will be called Best of the West on…

Hundreds turn out for Gary Turner memorial

Hundreds turn out for Gary Turner memorial

Hundreds of people gathered Sunday afternoon for a celebration of life for Gary Turner, the owner of the Gay Parita Sinclair station west of Halltown, Missouri. The KY3 television station out of nearby Springfield, Missouri, had a short video from…

300 attend Gasconade Bridge rally

300 attend Gasconade Bridge rally

Multiple reports Saturday indicated about 300 people attended a rally urging the preservation and reopening of the historic Gasconade River Bridge near Hazelgreen, Missouri. The Lebanon Daily Record newspaper, KLOR-TV and KTTS radio covered the event. However, the best report…

Illinois launches new Route 66 motor festival

Illinois launches new Route 66 motor festival

Illinois Route 66 hosts its Red Carpet Corridor Festival in the northern part of the state each May. This June, a Blue Carpet Corridor Festival will celebrate the southern part of the Mother Road in the Land of Lincoln. According…

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