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Book review: ‘Route 66: An American Myth’

Book review: ‘Route 66: An American Myth’

Before this book review begins, one needs to review the definitions of the word “myth.” According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, the first entry to define that word is “a usually traditional story of ostensibly historical events that serves to unfold part…

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Author traveling Route 66 in 1930 Ford Model A for book project

Author traveling Route 66 in 1930 Ford Model A for book project

Noted author and retired professor T. Lindsay Baker is traveling Route 66 in a 1930 Ford Model A as part of research into a book he’ll be writing about restaurants and dining along the Mother Road. Tulsa World columnist Ginnie…

Seeing Route 66 from a covered wagon

Seeing Route 66 from a covered wagon

Ray Hascall of Tecumseh, Oklahoma, dreamed for decades of riding horseback hundreds of miles to visit the area where he grew up in southwestern Missouri. But when the time finally came to do so, Hascall, now 72, compromised a bit…

More 1990s videos from a Route 66 journey in 1959 Cadillac

More 1990s videos from a Route 66 journey in 1959 Cadillac

Anthony Reichardt has uploaded more videos from when he traveled Route 66 during the early and mid-1990s in a 1959 Cadillac. Reichardt’s YouTube channel for the videos is here. The clips are notable for historical reasons, as many of the places…

Seeing Oatman Road from all angles

Seeing Oatman Road from all angles

Over the years, I’ve posted videos of people cruising Route 66 on the twisting, turning Oatman Road to Oatman, Arizona. Skip La Fetra recently drove east on Oatman Road with a 360-degree video camera mounted to the top of his…

Los Angeles Times posts several articles about Route 66

Los Angeles Times posts several articles about Route 66

The Los Angeles Times, one of the biggest newspapers in the United States, on Friday published several stories by reporter Brady MacDonald about Route 66. The introductory video about the series of stories: Here are the stories: “A trip on…

Randomland Adventures videos on Route 66 are a treat

Randomland Adventures videos on Route 66 are a treat

I’ve watched only a few of these, mainly because there’s so many of them. But based on the clips I’ve seen, I would subscribe to Justin Scarred‘s YouTube channel for Randomland Adventures, and pronto. And if you’ve got a few hours to…

Dutch Route 66 guidebook published

Dutch Route 66 guidebook published

Longtime Route 66 enthusiast Dries Bessels recently published a Dutch Route 66 guidebook as a fundraiser for the Dutch Route 66 Association. The book, which is in the Dutch language, contains more than 700 photographs and is 220 pages. Bessels…

Book review: “The Route 66 Adventure Handbook” (fifth edition)

Book review: “The Route 66 Adventure Handbook” (fifth edition)

Bigger and better. That’s the takeaway from Drew Knowles’ fifth edition of his “Route 66 Adventure Handbook.” Knowles keeps adding new things to new editions of his book, which comes out every five years or so. Knowles’ first “Route 66…

Video reports from the Illinois Route 66 Red Carpet Corridor Festival

Video reports from the Illinois Route 66 Red Carpet Corridor Festival

The annual Illinois Route 66 Red Carpet Corridor Festival from Joliet to Towanda was held over the weekend. While surfing around, I found this pair of videos, one 27 minutes and the other 35 minutes, from the Alban family, which…

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