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R.I.P., Marian Clark

R.I.P., Marian Clark

Marian Clark, best known for her series of popular Route 66 cookbooks, died Thursday of cancer. She was 83. Clark’s passing occurred a day after her daughter, Rebecca Barnes, announced on Facebook she had been placed in hospice care. Clark…

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Was the hamburger invented in Tulsa?

Was the hamburger invented in Tulsa?

Recently, the Tulsa World newspaper published a series of articles that sought to verify or debunk a slew of local urban legends that have persisted in that Oklahoma city for years. One of urban legends oft-told: The hamburger was invented…

Route 66 cookbook author Marian Clark in hospice care

Route 66 cookbook author Marian Clark in hospice care

UPDATE2: Marian Clark died Thursday morning. An obituary will be posted later when the arrangements information is available. The original post from Wednesday: Marian Clark, an Oklahoma Route 66 Hall of Fame member who found and compiled recipes from many…

Mitla Cafe in San Bernardino marks 80th year

Mitla Cafe in San Bernardino marks 80th year

The Milta Cafe, one of the oldest Mexican restaurants in the Los Angeles metro area, market its 80th birthday earlier this month. According to the San Bernardino County Sun, the San Bernardino restaurant marked the milestone with a banquet attended…

A closer look at Uranus, Missouri

A closer look at Uranus, Missouri

Louie Keen, fresh off his successful bid to make the Guinness Book of World Records, recently was featured in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch because of the success and growth of his Uranus Fudge Factory complex off Route 66 near St.…

Author traveling Route 66 in 1930 Ford Model A for book project

Author traveling Route 66 in 1930 Ford Model A for book project

Noted author and retired professor T. Lindsay Baker is traveling Route 66 in a 1930 Ford Model A as part of research into a book he’ll be writing about restaurants and dining along the Mother Road. Tulsa World columnist Ginnie…

More about the reopening of Wrinks Market in Lebanon

More about the reopening of Wrinks Market in Lebanon

KY3 in Springfield, Missouri, recently produced a story about the reopening of the long-closed Wrinks Market along Route 66 in Lebanon, Missouri. The general store closed in 2005 after the death of its founder, Glenn “Wrink” Wrinkle, at age 83.…

More 1990s video from Route 66 in a 1959 Cadillac

Anthony Reichardt recently uploaded more videos to YouTube from his travels on Route 66 during the early to mid-1990s in a 1959 Cadillac. At the least, the videos are valuable for historic reasons. Some of the places Reichardt visited have…

Inside The Donut Man shop in Glendora

Inside The Donut Man shop in Glendora

NBC News this week posted a terrific article about The Donut Man, which is marking 45 years this year on Route 66 in Glendora, California. Here’s the video about the shop and its owner, Jim Nakano: The written part of…

Governor visits Funks Grove Maple Sirup during small-business tour

Governor visits Funks Grove Maple Sirup during small-business tour

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner recently paid a visit to Funks Grove Pure Maple Sirup as a part of a tourĀ as part of National Small Business Week in Illinois. The Bloomington Pantagraph reported Rauner downed a shot of the company’s signature…

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