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Fundraiser launched for Route 66 barber shops documentary

A fellow that readers may recognize by the nickname of Haircut Harry is launching an Indiegogo fundraiser to make a documentary film about barber shops along Route 66. Titled “Zen and the Art of Barbering,” Harry wants to raise $5,000…

Pulitzer winner documented Route 66

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Edward Keating documented Route 66 beginning about 15 years ago in black-and-white images that often recalled the bleak Depression-era images of Dorothea Lange. Keating won the Pulitzer in 2002 for his photo coverage of the 9/11 terrorist…

Michael Wallis busy touting Route 66

Those who are familiar with “Route 66: The Mother Road” author and speaker Michael Wallis know that he cites the allure of Route 66 pretty regularly. However, in the past week or so, he has given the ol’ Mother Road considerable…

Recording the black experience on Route 66

Missouri State University Libraries has been interviewing African American people who hailed from the Springfield, Missouri, area for the Greater Springfield Route 66 Oral History Project. The project, funded in part by a grant from the Route 66 Corridor Preservation…

Willem Bor builds more Route 66 miniatures

Willem Bor, a roadie from the Netherlands who’s been building detailed scale models of Route 66 landmarks, has made a few more in recent months as gifts to fellow Mother Road fans. The first is a miniature of the ruins…

“Highway or My Way”

Frank Kocevar, the former co-owner of Historic Seligman Sundries in Seligman, Arizona, put together this Route 66-themed video a few days ago. Frank now has time to travel the Mother Road and meet the people he heard about or those…

A chat with Jerry McClanahan

KC Keefer adds to his “Genuine Route 66 Life” video series with a talk with Route 66 artist, author and researcher Jerry McClanahan at his studio in Chandler, Oklahoma. McClanahan has been traveling regularly on Route 66 for more than…

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