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Kingman Route 66 Walk of Fame inductees announced

Four inductees for the Route 66 Walk of Fame in Kingman, Arizona, during the Best of the West on Route 66 Festival on Sept. 25-27 recently were announced. The inductees also will be recognized as King of the Road, an…

Malaria killed two Route 66 travelers in Missouri

Two men who mysteriously died in a Springfield, Missouri, motel room while traveling Route 66 last month succumbed to cerebral malaria, according to several media outlets, including the Associated Press. Gerrit Strydom, 45, and James Bethel, 44, both of South…

A video about the Negro Motorist Green Book

A few days ago, we told you about Candacy Taylor earning a grant to document Route 66 properties listed in editions of the Negro Motorist Green Book. About the same time Taylor’s grant was announced, she uploaded this video about…

More details about William Shatner’s motorcycle ride

More details about William Shatner’s motorcycle ride

A few more details emerged about William Shatner’s Chicago-to-Los Angeles ride later this month in a futuristic-looking, three-wheeled motorcycle made by Rivet Motors. Because of the relatively short schedule, it’s looking likely the star of the “Star Trek” television series and…

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…

Actor James Woods is traveling Route 66

pic.twitter.com/46Sdpz6SLD — James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) May 24, 2015 Two-time Oscar nominee James Woods has been traveling with a buddy on Route 66 since Oklahoma City, based on his Twitter feed. Here are the Mother Road-related tweets I’ve sifted. The feed…

Teaser film out about Will Rogers, Route 66

A few weeks ago, the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore, Oklahoma, announced it was working with Kirkpatrick & Kinslow Productions in nearby Tulsa to produce a three-minute film about the link between Oklahoma movie star and humorist Will Rogers…

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