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Vega museum collects memories as well

The Milburn-Price Culture Museum in Vega, Texas, contains your usual array of artifacts and memorabilia from bygone days in the Texas Panhandle. But the museum also is doing something else — it’s capturing the memories of old-timers for posterity. ABC-7…

New T-shirts pay tribute to Route 66 legends

New T-shirts pay tribute to Route 66 legends

A graphic designer in Oklahoma has collaborated with two well-known Route 66 enthusiasts to create his Tourist Trap Tees line, which pays tribute to legends of the Mother Road. Tourist Trap Tees has shirts inspired by Rimmy Jim’s Trading Post…

What are the top 10 restaurants of Route 66?

What are the top 10 restaurants of Route 66?

A few months ago, we engaged in a reader poll that asked the seemingly simple, but surprisingly complicated question: “What are the top 10 icons of Route 66?” Many readers enjoyed filling out the poll, as it brought back memories of…

Michael Wallis appears on C-SPAN

Michael Wallis appears on C-SPAN

“Route 66: The Mother Road” author Michael Wallis talks about Cyrus Avery, Tulsa, and the history of Route 66 during a 14-minute segment on the C-SPAN cable channel. This segment was filmed just a few weeks ago in Tulsa. The…

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…

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