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Teaser film out about Will Rogers, Route 66

A few weeks ago, the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore, Oklahoma, announced it was working with Kirkpatrick & Kinslow Productions in nearby Tulsa to produce a three-minute film about the link between Oklahoma movie star and humorist Will Rogers…

One of Oklahoma’s classic Lebanese steakhouses

Discover Oklahoma spent a little time at Freddie’s Bar-B-Que and Steakhouse, located on Route 66 in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, for a quarter-century. Oklahoma contains pockets of Lebanese-Americans who’ve lived in the Sooner State for generations, first with the Land Run and…

The story behind the first Fun Run

Ryan Abella, a reporter for the Kingman Daily Miner in Kingman, Arizona, dug into the newspaper’s archives for a story on the very first Arizona Route 66 Fun Run in 1988. The 28th edition of the Fun Run finishes today.…

Lincoln on 66 Visitors Center opens

The Lincoln on 66 Visitors Center, a prominent new part of the McLean County Museum of History in downtown Bloomington, Illinois, opened to more than 300 guests in just three hours during its debut Saturday, according to the Bloomington Pantagraph. Spurred by the…

Short film coming about Will Rogers, Route 66

Short film coming about Will Rogers, Route 66

In recent days, a film crew has been working with “Route 66: The Mother Road” author Michael Wallis and Jennifer Rogers-Etcheverry, great-granddaughter of Oklahoma humorist Will Rogers, at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore, Oklahoma, and other locations for a project.…

A closer look at Oatman

A closer look at Oatman

A Northern Arizona University student, Margo McClellan, produced an audio documentary about the Route 66 town of Oatman, Arizona. McClellan told the Mojave Daily News she came to the town because of its famous burros, but also became fascinated by…

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…

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