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KY3’s reporter’s Route 66 videos

In recent weeks, Paul Adler, a reporter for the KY3 television station in Springfield, Missouri, traveled Route 66 from Santa Monica to help promote the town’s Birthplace of Route 66 Festival and broadcast a bunch of on-the-scene segments. Adler in…

More 1993 videos of a Route 66 trip

More 1993 videos of a Route 66 trip

Anthony Reichardt of Santa Ana, California, has uploaded four more videos from 1993, when he and a friend drove a 1959 Cadillac down old Route 66. The first is Thelma White, longtime proprietor of Whitehall Mercantile in Halltown, Missouri. She also…

Springfield stations go whole hog on Route 66 coverage

Springfield stations go whole hog on Route 66 coverage

To help publicize the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival in Springfield, Missouri, this coming weekend, reporters and crews from the television sister stations KY3 / KSPR in town did a trip on Route 66 to see what’s there. Nice work…

Cross-country driving a century ago

Cross-country driving a century ago

You have people who try to trace the paths of history. Then you have people who really try to re-create the entire experience from many decades ago. These images came a few days ago courtesy of Jim Hinckley of Kingman,…

Discover America touts Springfield

Discover America touts Springfield

Discover America recently uploaded nicely done videos about Route 66 in Springfield, Illinois. The videos tout the same things, but show slightly different footage and in different languages for the benefit of potential travelers abroad. The videos below are in…

Documentary film, book coming about Negro Travelers Green Book

Documentary film, book coming about Negro Travelers Green Book

This weekend, filmmakers Calvin Alexander Ramsey and Becky Wible Searles will interview relatives of the former publisher of the Negro Travelers Green Book for a documentary, according to the New York Times. Victor Hugo Green, a letter carrier who lived…

Trip to lobby for Mojave Trails National Park finishes tonight

Trip to lobby for Mojave Trails National Park finishes tonight

Jim Conkle’s 26-day van trip to lobby for the designation of the Mother Road-Mojave Trails National Monument finishes tonight with a show at the Santa Monica Pier, according to an article in the Victorville Daily Press. The designation was proposed…

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