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Reporter finishes walk on Oklahoma City’s Route 66

Reporter finishes walk on Oklahoma City’s Route 66

Brianna Bailey, a reporter for The Oklahoman newspaper in Oklahoma City, recently embarked on a walking journey of Route 66 in that city for a story and a series of blog posts. She finished recently, and the last story is…

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Artist makes jewelry inspired by Route 66

Artist makes jewelry inspired by Route 66

Kathy Sancken recently created 50 pieces of jewelry inspired by Route 66 that are on display this month at the Community Art Center in Pontiac, Illinois. The show is called “Encircled: Route 66 Travelogue — Necklaces Inspired by the Mother…

Scenes from the Arizona Route 66 Fun Run

Frank Kocevar, former owner of Seligman Sundries in Seligman, Arizona, put together this video of the 29th annual Arizona Historic Route 66 Fun Run last weekend. More than 800 vehicles participated the cruise from Seligman to Golden Shores, Arizona. 29th.…

“American Indians and Route 66” guide published

A 68-page “American Indians and Route 66” guide for tourists recently was published, along with its companion website. “American Indians and Route 66” is a partnership between the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association and the Route 66 Corridor Preservation…

Book review: “Bicycling Guide to Route 66”

Book review: “Bicycling Guide to Route 66”

At first glance, Bob Robinson’s “Bicycling Guide to Route 66” appears to be a budget-priced version of the Adventure Cycling Association’s “Bicycle Route 66” map series, as the book uses the ACA’s route. But the “Bicycling Guide to Route 66”…

German trio wants to drive a Wartburg car on Route 66

German trio wants to drive a Wartburg car on Route 66

Three guys from Germany want to drive a vintage Wartburg automobile on Route 66 and other American sites in August and September and raise money for charity. Arnold Schneider, Maximiliano di Paola and Jörg Tissat want to bring the Wartburg…

Midpoint Cafe helps replace child’s lost teddy bear

Midpoint Cafe helps replace child’s lost teddy bear

The owner of the Midpoint Cafe in Adrian, Texas, helped a British couple replace their child’s rare Route 66 teddy bear after it became lost during on a plane earlier this month. The mother, Riane Martin of St. Helens, England, posted…

Highlights of Route 66 in southwest Missouri

Brand USA keeps cranking out good videos about Route 66. These clips are produced in an effort to entice foreign travelers. The latest one concentrates on Pulaski County, Springfield and Joplin in Missouri. Kudos to the cinematographer for all the…

Billy Corgan’s smashing road trip

Billy Corgan’s smashing road trip

Billy Corgan, lead singer and songwriter for the rock band The Smashing Pumpkins, recently finished a three-week road trip for a film documentary that included sections of Route 66. Corgan announced the trip on his blog earlier this month. He casually mentioned Route…

Review: “Route 66: In Search of Ghosts and Treasures”

A new Route 66 book designed mostly for children finds a way to explain what still exists on the Mother Road and what is gone. Adults also might find pleasure with the text by Phyllis Chandler Grey and illustrations by…

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