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Route 66 Gateway on Tulsa’s west side dedicated

Route 66 Gateway on Tulsa’s west side dedicated

A ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday marked the completion of one of the Route 66 Gateways on the west side of Tulsa. The main Gateway structure had been finished for months, but the concrete kiosks that explain the region’s history had been…

Odell Station to host commemoration for Lenore Weiss

Odell Station to host commemoration for Lenore Weiss

Odell Station in Odell, Illinois, will host a commemoration Saturday to the late Lenore Weiss, who was one-half of the couple instrumental in getting the historic Route 66 gas station restored, according to the Pontiac Daily Leader. The event at…

Scenes of the Arizona Route 66 Fun Run

Videos from the recently completed 28th edition of the Arizona Route 66 Fun Run in the western part of the state undoubtedly will be trickling in over the next few days. There are a couple, however, that have surfaced that…

The story behind the first Fun Run

Ryan Abella, a reporter for the Kingman Daily Miner in Kingman, Arizona, dug into the newspaper’s archives for a story on the very first Arizona Route 66 Fun Run in 1988. The 28th edition of the Fun Run finishes today.…

Another museum opens in Pontiac tomorrow

Another museum opens in Pontiac tomorrow

The long-planned Museum of Gilding Arts in downtown Pontiac, Illinois, opens to the public for the first time at 9 a.m. Saturday, according to a news release from Pontiac Tourism. The museum is at 217 N. Mill St. (map here)…

Lincoln on 66 Visitors Center opens

The Lincoln on 66 Visitors Center, a prominent new part of the McLean County Museum of History in downtown Bloomington, Illinois, opened to more than 300 guests in just three hours during its debut Saturday, according to the Bloomington Pantagraph. Spurred by the…

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…

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