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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…

Mr. C’s Route Post goes up for sale

Mr. C’s Route Post goes up for sale

Mr. C’s Route Post, a Route 66 souvenir shop in Lebanon, Missouri, has been put up for sale after the death several months ago of owner Scott Cameron. Shelly Stallings of ReMax is the agent, and the property is listed…

New Jobe’s owner will turn it into antique store

The new owner of Jobe’s Drive-In in El Reno, Oklahoma, will convert the Route 66 restaurant into a “cowboys and Indians” antique store after buying it at auction last weekend, according to the El Reno Tribune. Cliff Johnson, a musician,…

Old-school “Route 66″

If you want to know what it sounded like when the Nat King Cole Trio’s version of “Route 66″ came out on 78 rpm record in 1946, you have your chance — cracks, pops and all. Route 66 from Ricky…

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…

Rocky Frisco, R.I.P.

Rocky Frisco, 77, a piano-playing legend in the Tulsa music scene, died Tuesday. In a career that spanned almost 60 years, Frisco probably was best-known as a longtime collaborator with another Tulsa music legend, J.J. Cale. But also played piano…

“Church-Appropriate Dance Moves”

Chris Farley lives! That was my reaction from this whimsical video created by theChurch.at, based in the Tulsa region. Occasionally, while searching for Route 66 material, you’ll find the strangest — and funniest things. This is one of them. Church…

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