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Route 66 advocate named to Oklahoma Historians Hall of Fame

Route 66 advocate named to Oklahoma Historians Hall of Fame

Sally Bourne Ferrell of Chandler, Oklahoma, an early leader in the creation of the Oklahoma Route 66 Association and one of the champions in restoring a┬áhistoric armory┬áthat became the Route 66 Interpretive Center, was announced as an inductee to the…

Grant sought for new roof on Navajo County Historic Courthouse

Grant sought for new roof on Navajo County Historic Courthouse

Navajo County will submit a cost-share grant application to help pay for new roof on its historic courthouse in Holbrook, Arizona, according to the The Tribune-News. The application for $30,000 is through the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program. If awarded,…

University developing mobile archive of Missouri’s Route 66 motels

Missouri State University is developing Project MO Tell, a mobile archive that shows and explores all the Route 66 motels in the Show Me State. The university is one of the repositories for Route 66’s archives. Two university researchers, Thomas…

New documentary delves into Nob Hill’s history

New documentary delves into Nob Hill’s history

A new, 12-minute documentary was produced about the Nob Hill neighborhood of Albuquerque, which set to mark its 100th anniversary next year. This video contains some boosterism, but it also has a lot of history and vintage photos about that…

A glimpse at a water intake tower at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge

A glimpse at a water intake tower at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge

The director of Public Utilities in St. Louis offered a Fox2 reporter in St. Louis a rare inside look at one of the century-old water intake towers near the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge. The Old Chain of Rocks Bridge…

“Painted Desert Trading Post” documentary is online

“Painted Desert Trading Post” documentary is online

KC Keefer’s 18-minute documentary, “Painted Desert Trading Post,” about the long-closed Route 66 landmark of the same name in eastern Arizona, went live on YouTube at midday Sunday. The film, hosted by Route 66 researcher Nick Gerlich, is part history…

Santa Monica Pier laying claim to Popeye’s inspiration

Santa Monica Pier laying claim to Popeye’s inspiration

Compelling evidence exists that the inspiration to the Popeye the Sailor Man cartoon was inspired by a real-life sailor who hung around the Santa Monica Pier in California, reported the Santa Monica Daily Press newspaper. Trouble is, a small town…

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