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Ernie Banks broke the Cubs color line

I didn’t know this until nearly two days after his death, but Ernie Banks, aka Mr. Cub, essentially was the first player to break the color line with Chicago’s National League baseball club. Sports writer Joe Posnanski explains: At that…

Owner of Gay Parita Sinclair station dies

Owner of Gay Parita Sinclair station dies

Gary Turner, the beloved owner of the Gay Parita Sinclair gas station on old Route 66 west of Halltown, Missouri, died Thursday night. Turner’s daughter, Barb Barnes, confirmed his passing Friday morning. Turner had battled health problems in the last…

Bob Waldmire exhibit planned in Walldog museum

Bob Waldmire exhibit planned in Walldog museum

An exhibit of the artwork and artifacts of late Route 66 artist Bob Waldmire will be in the Walldog Mural and Sign Art Museum in Pontiac, Illinois, by May, reported the Pontiac Daily Leader. The show, named the Bob Waldmire…

Cyrus Avery’s grandson weighs in on merger

The Tulsa World published a follow-up to the merger Jan. 5 of the National Historic Route 66 Federation and the Route 66 Alliance into the U.S. 66 Highway Association. And look who was in a video made by the newspaper…

A closer look at the police search of Stanley Marsh 3’s office

A closer look at the police search of Stanley Marsh 3’s office

With little fanfare last week, the Amarillo Globe-News posted online more than 350 photographs taken by police during a November 2012 search of Stanley Marsh 3’s 12th-floor office in downtown Amarillo. Police searched the office in the wake of sexual-abuse…

Co-owner of Becky’s Barn dies

Becky Hargett, co-owner of Becky’s Barn antique store, visitors center and snack shop on old Route 66 near Auburn, Illinois, died Saturday, according to her husband Rick. Rick Hargett posted this message on Facebook on Saturday afternoon: Post by Rick…

Interview with “The 66 Kid” author

Artist and western historian Bob Boze Bell was interviewed for about 13 minutes by a PBS television station at Arizona State University about his new biography, “The 66 Kid: Raised on the Mother Road,” that deals primarily with his childhood…

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