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A sample of a treasure trove of photos

A sample of a treasure trove of photos

This new video features a collection of photos taken during the early 1980s by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation along NW 39th Street from Oklahoma City to the suburb of Bethany, before U.S. 66 become decommissioned. According to Rachel Mosman, a photo archivist…

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Book review: “Route 66 Crossings”

Book review: “Route 66 Crossings”

Because so many Route 66 books have entered the marketplace over the past three decades or so, one initially wonders why Jim Ross’ new volume about historic bridges on the Mother Road hasn’t been done before. But as one dives deep…

GlassBoy Studios opens in Arcadia

GlassBoy Studios opens in Arcadia

Joel Rayburn’s GlassBoy Studios neon-lighting company — also home to Tourist Trap Tees –opened for business last week in downtown Arcadia, Oklahoma, next to Route 66 and the town’s famous Round Barn. The above photo is shows the business and the custom-painted Route 66…

Ramada Kingman running a Route 66 photo contest

Ramada Kingman running a Route 66 photo contest

Ramada Kingman in Kingman, Arizona, is asking Route 66 fans to help decorate the facility’s lounge, restaurant and lobby as part of the hotel’s continuing revitalization. To that end, the Ramada Kingman is running a photo contest. More details from…

A new look at Cuba’s murals

A new look at Cuba’s murals

Antigravity Photography used a drone to provide a new way to see Cuba’s murals along Missouri’s Route 66. I wasn’t sure how drone photography was useful for showing murals. But you’ll see, as I did, how their panning abilities can…

Route 66 in 6.6 minutes

Here’s a well-edited time-lapse video of a fellow who traveled Route 66 — including a side trip to Las Vegas — in a 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air during the wintertime. My favorite time-lapse travel video is this one from 2011. It’s…

Getting inside the Majestic Theatre of East St. Louis

Getting inside the Majestic Theatre of East St. Louis

Chris and Katie Robleski of Fading Nostalgia recently used their night photography talents to shoot the inside of the Majestic Theatre in East St. Louis, Illinois. The Robleskis wrote a blog about gaining access to the theater’s seldom-seen interior. Their 26-minute…

Kurt’s Camera Corral in Albuquerque going out of business

Kurt’s Camera Corral in Albuquerque going out of business

I missed this when it was announced a few weeks ago, but Kurt’s Camera Corral along Central Avenue (aka Route 66) in Albuquerque will close its doors permanently on New Year’s Eve. In a Facebook post, the store stated: Albuquerque Business…

Aerial views of New Mexico

Flightgeist, a company out of New York that specializes in aerial photography by drone, recently posted this breathtaking and well-edited video from various spots around New Mexico, including Route 66. Roadtrip New Mexico from FLIGHTGEIST on Vimeo. From the description…

Tulsa finds novel way to dress up Route 66 corridor

A Tulsa nonprofit group is using an intriguing way to highlight its Route 66 corridor, thanks to former state lawmaker Russ Roach and others, reported the Tulsa World. Roach, who founded the nonprofit Route 66 Development Group, has spearheaded efforts…

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