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Random stabbings in Bloomington include German tourist

Two people were stabbed Wednesday in downtown Bloomington, Illinois, in what police described as a random attack. One of the victims was a German tourist who was visiting the city’s Route 66 visitors center amid a Route 66 trip. According…

Springfield stations go whole hog on Route 66 coverage

Springfield stations go whole hog on Route 66 coverage

To help publicize the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival in Springfield, Missouri, this coming weekend, reporters and crews from the television sister stations KY3 / KSPR in town did a trip on Route 66 to see what’s there. Nice work…

Documentary film, book coming about Negro Travelers Green Book

Documentary film, book coming about Negro Travelers Green Book

This weekend, filmmakers Calvin Alexander Ramsey and Becky Wible Searles will interview relatives of the former publisher of the Negro Travelers Green Book for a documentary, according to the New York Times. Victor Hugo Green, a letter carrier who lived…

Joplin approves rezoning of Dale’s Ole 66 Barber Shop

Joplin approves rezoning of Dale’s Ole 66 Barber Shop

The city council of Joplin, Missouri, on Monday night unanimously voted to approveĀ a special-use permit for Dale’s Ole 66 Barber Shop that would allow an artist to set up a gallery and visitors center there, according to the Joplin Globe.…

Trip to lobby for Mojave Trails National Park finishes tonight

Trip to lobby for Mojave Trails National Park finishes tonight

Jim Conkle’s 26-day van trip to lobby for the designation of the Mother Road-Mojave Trails National Monument finishes tonight with a show at the Santa Monica Pier, according to an article in the Victorville Daily Press. The designation was proposed…

Former cop pleads guilty to Tucumcari motel arson

A former police officer and another man pleaded guilty Friday to arson charges in burning down the closed Payless Inn on Route 66 and an abandoned house in Tucumcari, New Mexico, on Sept. 3, according to the Quay County Sun…

Crocodile Lile’s tips for traveling Route 66 in Texas

Crocodile Lile’s tips for traveling Route 66 in Texas

Many of you know Crocodile Lile, a longtime officer of the Texas Old Route 66 Association and owner of Lile Art Gallery along Sixth Avenue (aka Route 66) in Amarillo. In this new video from Texas Tourism, Lile is the…

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