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Pond ceremony will honor man’s heroism over Route 66

Pond ceremony will honor man’s heroism over Route 66

The headquarters of a medical society on Monday will rename its pond after a man for his heroic — and ultimately fatal — deed over Route 66 exactly¬†85 years ago in the Chicago area. The North American Spine Society of…

Longtime operator of Funks Grove Maple Sirup dies

Longtime operator of Funks Grove Maple Sirup dies

Steve Funk, a longtime operator of Funks Grove Maple Sirup along Route 66 in Funks Grove, Illinois, died at age 90 at his home on June 21, according to an obituary in the Bloomington Pantagraph. Funk served in the U.S.…

Will Rogers-Route 66 short film is out

Will Rogers-Route 66 short film is out

Kirkpatrick & Kinslow Productions said it would have its short film promoting Will Rogers’ link to Route 66 out in August to help boost the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore, Oklahoma. The Tulsa-area based production company finished the project…

Mother Jones Monument restored

Mother Jones Monument restored

The 80-year-old Mother Jones Monument off Route 66 in Mount Olive, Illinois, was rededicated Saturday in front of a crowd of more than 300 people after the union activist’s grave was restored, according to the Peoria Journal-Star. More about the…

Full-length documentary about Tulsa’s history coming soon

“Boomtown,” a feature-length documentary about the history of Tulsa, will be screened theatrically next month and on Tulsa television stations in August, according to an article in the Tulsa World. Here is the official trailer: Official Trailer HD – Boomtown:…

So what’s going to be in the OKPOP museum?

So what’s going to be in the OKPOP museum?

After a topsy-turvy session in the Oklahoma Legislature, major funding for the OKPOP museum finally was approved and is slated to open in Tulsa’s Brady District in 2018. A lot of people assume the museum is going to focus on…

A video about the Negro Motorist Green Book

A few days ago, we told you about Candacy Taylor earning a grant to document Route 66 properties listed in editions of the Negro Motorist Green Book. About the same time Taylor’s grant was announced, she uploaded this video about…

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