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George Strait concert booked in Tulsa with a Route 66 twist

George Strait concert booked in Tulsa with a Route 66 twist

The BOK Center in Tulsa announced Monday that country-music superstar George Strait would perform a concert there June 2, 2018. But it’s not just any concert. Strait retired from touring a few years ago and plays only a handful of…

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Illinois governor to lead motorcycle ride on Route 66 from Chicago area to Springfield

Illinois governor to lead motorcycle ride on Route 66 from Chicago area to Springfield

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner will lead his annual Governor’s Ride to Springfield of motorcycles on Sept. 23, this time on Route 66 from Chicagoland, The DuKane and Lincoln Land A.B.A.T.E. of Illinois chapters are the official escorts for the ride,…

Two big bicycle events to roll across Route 66 in Missouri, Oklahoma

Two big bicycle events to roll across Route 66 in Missouri, Oklahoma

Two large bicycle events are set for hundreds of miles of Route 66 in Missouri and Oklahoma in 2018, and Joplin, Missouri, plays a vital role in both. The annual Oklahoma Freewheel, after beginning in June 10 in the eastern…

Two “Women on the Mother Road” sessions slated for this month in Oklahoma

Two “Women on the Mother Road” sessions slated for this month in Oklahoma

Two Route 66 towns in Oklahoma are hosting lectures and screenings from Katrina Parks’ “The Women of the Mother Road” website and film documentary project this month. This first will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Carriage House…

Round Barn Rendezvous set for Sunday in Arcadia

Round Barn Rendezvous set for Sunday in Arcadia

Those who travel to the Round Barn of Arcadia, Oklahoma, on Sunday afternoon are in for a treat — the historic Route 66 site is hosting a Round Barn Rendezvous music event. All acoustic musicians are invited from noon to 4…

Antique military vehicle convoy on Route 66 begins Sept. 16

Antique military vehicle convoy on Route 66 begins Sept. 16

People along the length of the Mother Road soon will be treated to a unique sight — a convoy of up to 80 vintage military vehicles making that Chicago-to-Santa Monica trip. The Military Vehicle Preservation Association will begin its 29-day, 2,400-mile…

Route 66 a reason Trump picked Springfield for speech

Route 66 a reason Trump picked Springfield for speech

U.S. President Donald Trump will give a speech today about tax reform in Springfield, Missouri, and one of the reasons he choose the Ozarks city was because of its historic link to Route 66. According to the Springfield News-Leader, a senior…

Veterans memorial trees planned on Route 66 in Barstow, other areas

Veterans memorial trees planned on Route 66 in Barstow, other areas

A Route 66 enthusiast, with the help of a gardening group, plan to plant 3,200 trees along Route 66 to honor veterans, including more than 100 along the Mother Road in Barstow, California. The Desert Dispatch newspaper in Barstow had…

Spindles from old Route 66 bridge to be sold Sept. 22

Spindles from old Route 66 bridge to be sold Sept. 22

About 100 limestone spindles, or balusters, taken from a now-demolished Route 66 bridge in Carthage, Missouri, will be sold for $250 apiece on Sept. 22. The Joplin Globe reported the balusters will be sold by the nonprofit Vision Carthage organization…

Route 66 in St. Clair gets its eclipse kicks

Route 66 in St. Clair gets its eclipse kicks

Pacific, Villa Ridge, Cuba, Sullivan, Bourbon, Stanton, Eureka and a few southwest suburbs of St. Louis along Route 66 experienced a total eclipse. But leading the way was St. Clair, Missouri, which had the longest total-eclipse duration on the route…

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