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Next Exit History app needs more work

Next Exit History app needs more work

The Next Exit History app sounds like a good idea but needs plenty of extra work and refinement before I can recommend it to Route 66 fans and other roadies. Next Exit History was developed by the University of West Florida…

Santo Domingo Trading Post may reopen by 2016

The historic Santo Domingo Trading Post at Santo Domingo, New Mexico, apparently has set a tentative reopening in 2016 after years of rebuilding following a devastating fire nearly 15 years ago. The Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper, checking on the…

“Painted Desert Trading Post” trailer

A few days ago, Nick Gerlich and KC Keefer revealed a trailer for “Painted Desert Trading Post,” a short documentary about the long-abandoned property in eastern Arizona near the Petrified Forest National Park. The trailer is long on atmosphere, which…

Recording the black experience on Route 66

Missouri State University Libraries has been interviewing African American people who hailed from the Springfield, Missouri, area for the Greater Springfield Route 66 Oral History Project. The project, funded in part by a grant from the Route 66 Corridor Preservation…

Patti Page collection will be at Oklahoma museums

A collection of late singer Patti Page‘s memorabilia will be on display through the rest of the year at the Oklahoma History Center and will later travel to several other Oklahoma sites, including the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton.…

“Highway or My Way”

Frank Kocevar, the former co-owner of Historic Seligman Sundries in Seligman, Arizona, put together this Route 66-themed video a few days ago. Frank now has time to travel the Mother Road and meet the people he heard about or those…

A chat with Jerry McClanahan

KC Keefer adds to his “Genuine Route 66 Life” video series with a talk with Route 66 artist, author and researcher Jerry McClanahan at his studio in Chandler, Oklahoma. McClanahan has been traveling regularly on Route 66 for more than…

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