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Surprise wedding at Route 66 Neon Festival

Surprise wedding at Route 66 Neon Festival

Those who attended the Arcadia Route 66 Neon Fest headquartered last weekend at Jim Ross’ house off old Route 66 near Arcadia, Oklahoma, got a surprise — the wedding of two longtime roadies,officiated by a third longtime roadie. Ross and…

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Joplin announces “Fiddlers on the Route” music festival

Joplin announces “Fiddlers on the Route” music festival

Joplin, Missouri, will host a two-day “Fiddlers on the Route” music festival — including the Nashville-based The Road Crew — on June 30 and July 1 in the city’s Landreth Park amphitheater. The Joplin Convention & Visitors Bureau and Connect2Culture…

City of Springfield to promote car cruising on Kearney Street

City of Springfield to promote car cruising on Kearney Street

In a historic reversal, the city council of Springfield, Missouri, earlier this week voted unanimously to promote car cruising along Kearney Street — a prominent Route 66 alignment — on certain Friday nights this summer. The city now will encourage motorists…

Route 66 bills in Congress need co-sponsors

Route 66 bills in Congress need co-sponsors

The Route 66: The Road Ahead Initiative is seeking to have Route 66 advocates lobby their local U.S. representative and senator to co-sponsor two bills working their way through Congress. The bills are HR 801, which would name Route 66…

Birthplace of Route 66 Festival announces additions

Birthplace of Route 66 Festival announces additions

Organizers for rapidly growing Birthplace of Route 66 Festival in Springfield, Missouri, announced several new features, including the giveaway of a 1932 Ford Roadster custom-built during the event. The car will be called the Mother Roadster. The project will bring together…

Church in historic building hosting fundraiser today for Route 66 Village

Church in historic building hosting fundraiser today for Route 66 Village

The Merge Church, in a historic building in the Red Fork district of southwest Tulsa, is hosting at a matinée screening today of a 1943 John Wayne film as a fundraiser for the nearby Route 66 Village. Merge Church at…

New fundraiser launched for The Mill in Lincoln

New fundraiser launched for The Mill in Lincoln

The Mill restaurant in Lincoln, Illinois, will reopen as a local museum April 29, but organizers for the Route 66 landmark seek to raise money for final restoration expenses before the big event. This week, a Crowdrise fundraiser was launched…

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…

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…

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