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Wife of Gary Turner dies

Lena Turner, who was married to Gay Parita Sinclair station owner Gary Turner for more than 50 years, died Monday at age 72 — less than six months after her husband died. The Springfield News-Leader posted a full obituary a…

More Genuine Route 66 Lives

KC Keefer recently uploaded a few more videos as part of his Genunine Route 66 Life series. Here is Bob Russell, mayor of Pontiac, Illinois, who personally greets many Route 66 travelers as they arrive in downtown Pontiac. The clip…

Odell Station to host commemoration for Lenore Weiss

Odell Station to host commemoration for Lenore Weiss

Odell Station in Odell, Illinois, will host a commemoration Saturday to the late Lenore Weiss, who was one-half of the couple instrumental in getting the historic Route 66 gas station restored, according to the Pontiac Daily Leader. The event at…

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…

Artist restores his Route 66 mural in Webb City

John Biggs, who created in 1993 a large Route 66 mural on a building in downtown Webb City, Missouri, has restored the landmark, according to the Joplin Globe. The mural on the Bruner Pharmacy building at Main and Daugherty streets…

Dead Route 66 travelers in Springfield identified

Two men traveling Route 66 by motorcycle who were found dead last week in separate motel rooms in Springfield, Missouri, have been identified. According to The Guardian newspaper in London, James Bethel, 44, former leader of the Eurasian Natural Resources…

Women’s outdoors group traveling Route 66

Women’s outdoors group traveling Route 66

Sisters on the Fly, a prominent women’s outdoors group, is traveling Route 66 this month with 300 members at 11 scheduled stops, many of them in decked out, vintage trailers. According to a news release from the group: Since the…

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