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Pontiac shield featured on cover of National Geographic Route 66 calendar

Pontiac shield featured on cover of National Geographic Route 66 calendar

The giant Route 66 shield mural featured on the back of the Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum in Pontiac, Illinois, is the cover image of the 2016 Route 66 wall calendar published by National Geographic. The cover…

Dying dog taken on a big road trip

One of my favorite milestones from #pohthedogsbigadventure with @djneilarmstrong and @goumada. Getting to the end of Route 66, signifying that we made it all the across the country. This was already almost 2 months ago… And the trip we took…

Negro Motorist Green Book project wins grant

Negro Motorist Green Book project wins grant

A project to document Route 66 properties listed in editions of the Negro Motorist Green Book was awarded a 2015 grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. According a release from the foundation, it awarded…

Joplin: then and now

Patrick McPheron, an artist based in Los Angeles who is a native of Joplin, Missouri, put together this amazing video of century-old images from Joplin that deftly fades the images into current-day images from the same exact vantage point. Getting…

Selfies on 66 campaign offers prizes

.@ILRoute66 wants your Route 66 selfies. Post shots to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram w/ #MyIL66 http://t.co/UgbYxDl4kK pic.twitter.com/cuFsKKI1LZ — The Daily Journal (@TDJnews) May 6, 2015 The Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway is encouraging travelers to post self-portrait photos with Route 66…

Travel Channel’s Route 66 episode of Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue

Someone has posted the Travel Channel’s 40-minute episode of the behind-the-scenes shoot on Route 66 from the recently released Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. The formatting of the video is a bit odd, but it at least is good quality. Of…

A listing of Route 66 sites used in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue

A listing of Route 66 sites used in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue

The Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue — which includes a prominent section about Route 66 — hit the magazine’s website Monday and was scheduled to be on newsstands this week. Here’s a behind-the-scenes video from the magazine’s Route 66 photo shoot:…

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