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Michael Wallis appears on C-SPAN

Michael Wallis appears on C-SPAN

“Route 66: The Mother Road” author Michael Wallis talks about Cyrus Avery, Tulsa, and the history of Route 66 during a 14-minute segment on the C-SPAN cable channel. This segment was filmed just a few weeks ago in Tulsa. The…

Look what the Rose Bowl looks like now

Look what the Rose Bowl looks like now

About 2 1/2 years ago, it was reported Route 66’s distinctive Rose Bowl in Tulsa would become the new home of the One Hope Ministry‘s training center for at-risk youth. Its plans included a basketball court on one section and an artificial turf…

A visit to Vega

This three-minute segment about the Route 66 town of Vega, Texas, was produced by Larry Lemmons for KVII-TV’s “Panhandle Spirit” series. Featured are Deborah Sue McDonald of the Oldham County Chamber of Commerce, Dot’s Mini Museum, Sheriff David Medlin, Miles…

TV show goes ghost-hunting at Grand Canyon Caverns

Grand Canyon Caverns on Route 66 near Peach Springs, Arizona, will be the subject of an episode of the Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures,” according to the Kingman Daily Miner. Route 66 Paranormal Investigators, based in Kingman, worked with show host…

Boot Hill restaurant will be auctioned next month

Boot Hill restaurant will be auctioned next month

Boot Hill Saloon & Grill along Route 66 in Vega, Texas, will be auctioned Feb. 28 after owner Rory Schepisi said she suffered steep revenue losses. Schepisi made the announcement on Facebook on Monday: Well it’s official, the building that…

Interview with “The 66 Kid” author

Artist and western historian Bob Boze Bell was interviewed for about 13 minutes by a PBS television station at Arizona State University about his new biography, “The 66 Kid: Raised on the Mother Road,” that deals primarily with his childhood…

Reboot of “Route 66″ series planned

Los Angeles-based Slingshot Global Media reportedly is developing a reboot of the “Route 66″ television drama, according to Deadline and other media outlets, including Entertainment Weekly. The remake will build on the original concept, chronicling the journey of two young…

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