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Glenn Frey tribute statue will be installed Sept. 23 in Winslow

Glenn Frey tribute statue will be installed Sept. 23 in Winslow

A tribute statue of Glenn Frey, co-writer of The Eagles’ song “Take It Easy,” will be installed at noon Friday, Sept. 23, at Standin’ on the Corner Park in Winslow, Arizona. KSLX classic-rock radio in Phoenix announced Tuesday the installation, which…

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Damien Rider skateboards Route 66 in 56 days

Damien Rider skateboards Route 66 in 56 days

Australian athlete Damien Rider had planned to skateboard the length of Route 66 in 66 days. Instead, he completed it in 56 days — more than 42 miles a day. The total journey was 3,795 kilometers, which is 2,358 miles.…

“The Leisure Seeker” film gets a Grade-A cast

“The Leisure Seeker” film gets a Grade-A cast

The good news is the film version of Michael Zadoorian’s Route 66 novel “The Leisure Seeker” will star Donald Sutherland and Helen Mirren in the lead roles, and filming will begin later this year. The bad news is the film won’t take place…

Man skateboarding Route 66 for foundation

Man skateboarding Route 66 for foundation

Australian celebrity athlete Damien Rider seeks to skateboard the 2,300 miles of Route 66 to raise money for his Rider Foundation that combats child abuse and post-traumatic stress syndrome. He began his journey with a skateboarding partner June 27 in Chicago…

Elvis sightings on Route 66

Elvis sightings on Route 66

The Marshfield Mail in Missouri published an extensive listing of Elvis Presley sightings and shows in the Show-Me State in 1956 — the year he came into national prominence. The future King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s tours brought him to a few…

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…

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”…

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