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78-year-old man is walking the length of Route 66

78-year-old man is walking the length of Route 66

A few people walk the 2,400-mile length of Route 66 each year. Not many do, but it’s not that unusual, either. But a man who’s just south of 80 years old walking Route 66? That’s unusual. M.J. Eberhart, an avid…

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A closer look at NAACP’s Missouri travel advisory

A closer look at NAACP’s Missouri travel advisory

The NAACP last week issued a Missouri travel advisory, warning travelers and residents about possible discrimination and attacks against minorities in the state. The Missouri NAACP circulated a travel advisory in June, and the issue recently was taken up by the…

Time-lapse videos cruise Arizona’s Route 66

Time-lapse videos cruise Arizona’s Route 66

Robert S., known for the YouTube handle of “Forgotten Hwy,” recently uploaded videos of time-lapse drives on Route 66 from the California border to the middle of Arizona. Forgotten Hwy uploaded several Route 66 videos from the Mojave Desert earlier…

More 1990s videos on Route 66 in a 1959 Cadillac

More 1990s videos on Route 66 in a 1959 Cadillac

Anthony Reichardt recently uploaded more videos from his 1990s trips on Route 66 in a 1959 Cadillac. The videos hold historical value because a number of the places where he visited have vanished or have drastically changed. Reichardt’s YouTube channel…

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…

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…

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