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11,000 participate in Route 66 Marathon

A total of 11,000 people participated in a variety of races during the past weekend’s Route 66 Marathon in Tulsa, including the 26.2-mile main event. A few highlights on what has become one of Tulsa’s biggest events in less than…

Solutions for Joplin’s troubled golf course

A few days ago, the Joplin Globe published a long article about the financial issue about the city-owned Schifferdecker Golf Course, which is on Route 66 on the west side of Joplin, Missouri. The golf course runs an annual deficit…

Summer in St. Louis

A friend on Facebook posted this a few days ago, and it certainly will make former residents of the Gateway City homesick. If nothing else, maybe it’ll encourage a few Route 66 travelers to hang around the city for a…

New Mexico continues to snub Tucumcari for a racetrack license

The Quay County Sun newspaper last week published a well-researched story that speculates why the Route 66 town of Tucumcari, New Mexico, hasn’t been awarded a license from the state to build a horse-racing track and casino, despite a licenseĀ being…

Joplin’s new baseball team is called the Blasters

The name for the new American Association professional baseball team in Joplin, Mo., will be the Blasters, with a logo that includes a reference to Route 66. The club announced theĀ nickname and logo Monday afternoon in Joplin. The logo contains…

Overview of the 2013 Route 66 Marathon

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma yesterday posted this video below about the 2013 edition of the Route 66 Marathon, held in Tulsa in November. Blue Cross / Blue Shield is a major sponsor of the marathon, but the…

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