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The Mill grand opening set for April 29

The Mill grand opening set for April 29

The Mill in Lincoln, Illinois, will reopen as a museum during a grand opening April 29 after the former Route 66 restaurant finished renovations to make its restrooms accessible to the handicapped. Thanks to prompting from Route 66 Heritage Foundation…

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South Pasadena to paint Route 66 shield on road near Fair Oaks Pharmacy

The city of South Pasadena, California, and the California Historic Route 66 Association on Saturday will paint a large Route 66 shield onto Fair Oaks Avenue in front of Fair Oaks Pharmacy. The ceremony that will mark the recent 90th anniversary…

Lebanon unveils new Route 66 mural in Boswell Park

Lebanon unveils new Route 66 mural in Boswell Park

The city of Lebanon, Missouri, on Saturday unveiled a new, Route 66-themed mural inside Boswell Park designed for a photo-op for people traveling the road. It depicts a 1957 Chevrolet cruising into Lebanon on Route 66. A driveway was built…

Route 66-themed sculptures dedicated in Tulsa’s Howard Park

Route 66-themed sculptures dedicated in Tulsa’s Howard Park

Tulsa officials this week dedicated three Route 66 sculptures chiseled out of Indiana limestone at Tulsa’s historic Howard Park. Utah sculptor Patrick Sullivan painstakingly chiseled into the three massive blocks by hand over a period of months. The limestone columns…

Rockabilly on the Route festival to take a hiatus in 2018

Rockabilly on the Route festival to take a hiatus in 2018

Organizers of Rockabilly on the Route in Tucumcari, New Mexico, will take an indefinite break from the music festival starting in 2018 to reassess its future — including the possibility of taking it on the road. Organizers on the Rockabilly on the…

Webb City renames spring festival to Route 66 Cruise-A-Palooza

Webb City, Missouri, is making changes to its annual Spring on Broadway festival — most notably changing the name to Webb City’s Route 66 Cruise-A-Palooza. The Joplin Globe also reported the festival will become a one-day festival this year, then resume…

Route 66 exhibit opens Saturday at Hoover Presidential Library in Iowa

Route 66 exhibit opens Saturday at Hoover Presidential Library in Iowa

If you live in Iowa or close to it, it may interest you to know of a Route 66 exhibit coming Saturday at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum in Hoover’s hometown of West Branch, east of Iowa City. “America’s Road:…

44-year-old man wins Route 66 Marathon

Score one for the over-40 crowd. Jason Butler, 44, of Oklahoma City not only set a state record for 40-and-older runners in a marathon, but he won the 11th annual Route 66 Marathon outright Sunday in 2 hours, 35 minutes…

Blue Whale hosts pop-up sale of Snapchat’s Spectacles

Blue Whale hosts pop-up sale of Snapchat’s Spectacles

The landmark Blue Whale of Catoosa, Oklahoma, hosted a temporary kiosk Tuesday morning for Snapchat’s new video-recording Spectacles, drawing dozens of technology buffs from all over the region. Linda Hobbs, an operator of the gift shop at the Route 66…

Jack Brown, CEO of Stater Bros. Markets, dies at 78

Jack Brown, CEO of Stater Bros. Markets, dies at 78

Jack Brown, 78, longtime CEO of Southern California’s Stater Bros. Markets chain, died Sunday night surrounded by family members, according to a news release from the company Monday. Stater Bros. was the longtime chief sponsor of the Route 66 Rendezvous in San…

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