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Kingman festival boosts local economy

Kingman festival boosts local economy

The town of Kingman, Arizona, saw a sizable increase in revenue because of the International Route 66 Festival in August, according to an article in the Kingman Daily Miner. Here’s the breakdown from the July-to-September period: • Nearly 39,000 travelers…

11,000 participate in Route 66 Marathon

A total of 11,000 people participated in a variety of races during the past weekend’s Route 66 Marathon in Tulsa, including the 26.2-mile main event. A few highlights on what has become one of Tulsa’s biggest events in less than…

Skylark Motel tower glows again

The former Skylark Motel tower on old Route 66 in St. Clair, Missouri, shined with the glow of neon again after a ceremony Saturday night at the building, which now serves as the VFW Post 2482. According to a news…

Neon relighting of former Skylark Motel is Saturday

The relighting of the former Skylark Motel’s neon — including its distinctive glass-block tower — will occur about dusk Saturday at the site in St. Clair, Missouri, according to a news release from the Neon Heritage Preservation Committee of the…

Indian tribes will launch Route 66 tourism project

A Native American tourism group and the National Park Service will meet in New Mexico later this month to formally launch the “American Indians and Route 66″ project, reported Indian Country Today. The initial meeting of the American Indian Alaska…

British photographer to open Route 66 show

If you’re a reader who lives in the United Kingdom (and my host reports there is a substantial number) and are itching to experience Route 66, an upcoming photography exhibition might whet your appetite even more. Martin Smith, a British fine-arts photographer,…

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