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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…

Dead Route 66 travelers in Springfield identified

Two men traveling Route 66 by motorcycle who were found dead last week in separate motel rooms in Springfield, Missouri, have been identified. According to The Guardian newspaper in London, James Bethel, 44, former leader of the Eurasian Natural Resources…

Women’s outdoors group traveling Route 66

Women’s outdoors group traveling Route 66

Sisters on the Fly, a prominent women’s outdoors group, is traveling Route 66 this month with 300 members at 11 scheduled stops, many of them in decked out, vintage trailers. According to a news release from the group: Since the…

Food Network’s “Great Food Truck Race” taking place on Route 66

The Food Network reality series “Great Food Truck Race” currently is taking place on or near spots on Rotue 66, according to a report by the Havasu News, based in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. This season’s filming included a stop…

Two Route 66 travelers found dead in motel room

Two African motorcyclists traveling Route 66 were found dead Saturday in their motel rooms in Springfield, Missouri, of what was described as undetermined “health issues,” according to two television stations in the city. According to KY3 in Springfield: The Springfield-Greene…

A closer look at the Bicycle Route 66 map set

A closer look at the Bicycle Route 66 map set

I’m no cycling aficionado, but I’ll confidently say the Bicycle Route 66 map series from the nonprofit Adventure Cycling Association will be absolutely indispensable for any cyclist considering travel on the Mother Road. The maps aren’t just a bunch of…

William Shatner soon will travel Route 66 in a space-age motorcycle

William Shatner, the actor best-known for his role as Captain James T. Kirk in the “Star Trek” original television series and movies, is traveling Route 66 this summer, according to a story in a Canadian newspaper and a tweet from…

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