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InSites offering special tours in Chicagoland on Thanksgiving, holiday season

InSites offering special tours in Chicagoland on Thanksgiving, holiday season

If you’re in the Chicago area during the Thanksgiving holiday or during the Christmas season, the InSites tour company has something for you. InSites and David “Windy City Road Warrior” Clark, who organized tours a few weeks ago during the…

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Argentinian wins Route 66 Marathon in Tulsa

Argentinian wins Route 66 Marathon in Tulsa

An Argentinian runner on his first trip to the United States wound up winning Sunday’s Route 66 Marathon in Tulsa — the first person from his nation to win a U.S. marathon in 85 years. Eduardo Rafael Lencina, 40, finished…

Help needed to decorate the Devils Elbow Bridge

Help needed to decorate the Devils Elbow Bridge

Residents of Devils Elbow, Missouri, and the surrounding area are issuing a call for donations of  certain supplies to help decorate the historic Devils Elbow Bridge for the Christmas season. The Daily Guide in nearby Waynesville, Missouri, reported the decorations…

House subcommittee to consider Route 66 Trail bill Wednesday

The Natural Resources subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday is scheduled to consider the bill that would designate Route 66 as a National Historic Trail. According to a story from E&E News (subscription required), the subcommittee will consider…

Lexington hosting tour of three businesses Saturday

Lexington hosting tour of three businesses Saturday

The city of Lexington, Illinois, is hosting a tour and specials Saturday for three new businesses in town along its Route 66 corridor. The town is known for its Memory Lane of original Route 66 and its neon arrow directing…

Michael and Suzanne Wallis honored by Tulsa Global Alliance

Michael and Suzanne Wallis honored by Tulsa Global Alliance

The Tulsa Global Alliance last week honored residents Michael and Suzanne Wallis for their decades of work promoting and contributing to the preservation of Route 66. The alliance’s Global Vision Awards event’s theme was “Route 66: Where the World Meets America.”…

Miles of Possibility news conference to introduce Launching Pad Drive-In’s new owners

Miles of Possibility news conference to introduce Launching Pad Drive-In’s new owners

On Tuesday, Tully Garrett and Holly Barker officially bought the long-closed Launching Pad Drive-In in Wilmington, Illinois, and its iconic Gemini Giant fiberglass statue. On Friday, the couple will be introduced as the Route 66 restaurant’s new owners during a…

Jubelt’s in Litchfield to mark 95 years this weekend

Jubelt’s Bakery and Restaurant along old Route 66 in Litchfield, Illinois, will mark its 95th year with giveaways and specials this weekend. According to The Journal-News: Jubelt’s will be giving away 95 prizes over three days and offering $.95 price…

David Clark to lead Chicagoland tour after Miles of Possibility conference

David Clark to lead Chicagoland tour after Miles of Possibility conference

David Clark, aka the Windy City Road Warrior, on Saturday will lead InSites to Go’s Saturday Night Sunset tour on Route 66 between Joliet, Illinois, and Chicago after the Route 66 Miles of Possibility conference in Joliet concludes. According to a…

Michael Wallis inducted to Circle Cinema Walk of Fame

Michael Wallis inducted to Circle Cinema Walk of Fame

Michael Wallis, author of the best-selling “Route 66: The Mother Road” and the voice of the Sheriff of Radiator Springs in the Disney-Pixar “Cars” movies, recently was inducted into the Walk of Fame at the Circle Cinema in Tulsa. Wallis…

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