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Boot Hill auction delayed

The auction of Boot Hill Saloon & Grill in Vega, Texas, scheduled for Saturday, was delayed because of bad weather, reported the Amarillo Globe-News. The auction by Caprock Auction Group now will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 7. Bids…

More details emerge about upcoming Boot Hill auction

More details emerge about upcoming Boot Hill auction

A few more details about next weekend’s auction of the Boot Hill Saloon & Grill in Vega, Texas, emerged in recent days. — Caprock Auctions, which is overseeing the sale, has set a time for 10 a.m. Central on Saturday…

Route 66 Sodas owner Scott Cameron dies

Route 66 Sodas owner Scott Cameron dies

Scott Cameron, 76, president and CEO of Route 66 Sodas in Lebanon, Missouri, who is best-known as a longtime manager of blues legend Muddy Waters and executor of his estate, died Thursday, according to a couple of roadies who knew him.…

Route 66 Alliance co-founder ‘optimistic’ about Tulsa museum

The Fox23 television station in Tulsa devoted about four minutes last week to a free-wheeling report about the Route 66 Alliance trying to raise money to build that long-planned Route 66 Experience museum near the banks of the Arkansas River…

Couple marks 60th anniversary at Wigwam Motel

On Feb. 12, 1955, DeRoy and Rosemary Avila spent their first night as husband and wife at the Wigwam Motel in San Bernardino, California. On Sunday, the Avilas celebrated their upcoming 60th anniversary at the place where it started —…

A visit to Vega

This three-minute segment about the Route 66 town of Vega, Texas, was produced by Larry Lemmons for KVII-TV’s “Panhandle Spirit” series. Featured are Deborah Sue McDonald of the Oldham County Chamber of Commerce, Dot’s Mini Museum, Sheriff David Medlin, Miles…

Santa Monica Pier laying claim to Popeye’s inspiration

Santa Monica Pier laying claim to Popeye’s inspiration

Compelling evidence exists that the inspiration to the Popeye the Sailor Man cartoon was inspired by a real-life sailor who hung around the Santa Monica Pier in California, reported the Santa Monica Daily Press newspaper. Trouble is, a small town…

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