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Route 66 exhibit was ‘most popular’ in Autry history

Route 66 exhibit was ‘most popular’ in Autry history

The just-completed “Route 66: The Road and the Romance” at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles was declared “the most popular show in the history of the museum” by its president. That pronouncement was made by museum president Richard…

Barstow will dedicate new mural Saturday

Barstow will dedicate new mural Saturday

A bank building in Barstow, California, will unveil Saturday a new mural about the region’s turquoise history, according to a report in the Desert Dispatch. Union Bank at 239 E. Main St. (aka Route 66) will unveil the mural at…

Interview with “The 66 Kid” author

Artist and western historian Bob Boze Bell was interviewed for about 13 minutes by a PBS television station at Arizona State University about his new biography, “The 66 Kid: Raised on the Mother Road,” that deals primarily with his childhood…

Will Rogers Museum will promote Route 66 in 2015

Will Rogers Museum will promote Route 66 in 2015

The Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore, Oklahoma, will include the promotion of Route 66, aka the Will Rogers Memorial Highway, during a series of changes for the upcoming year, according to a news release published in the Tulsa World.…

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…

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