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“Route 66 and Historic Byways in Cibola County”

“Route 66 and Historic Byways in Cibola County”

Do yourself a favor and watch this 22-minute video, “Route 66 and Historic Byways in Cibola County,” which covers cultural and historical attractions in that New Mexico county. The video was produced by Manuel Vasquez and director Barbara Wesley at Seven Cities…

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Basketball Museum of Illinois gets green light in Pontiac

Basketball Museum of Illinois gets green light in Pontiac

A museum devoted to all forms of basketball in the state of Illinois will open in Pontiac by late 2017 or 2018, it was announced this week. The Basketball Museum of Illinois, curated by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association, will…

Trailer for “The California Promise” documentary released

Trailer for “The California Promise” documentary released

A three-minute promotional trailer for Unoccupied Route 66‘s latest documentary, “The California Promise,” was placed online a few days ago. This segment shown here deals primarily with the Mojave Desert ghost town of Bagdad. More about the upcoming film: Join…

Trump budget contains no money for Albuquerque Rapid Transit — for now

Trump budget contains no money for Albuquerque Rapid Transit — for now

President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for the 2018 fiscal year contains no federal money for Albuquerque Rapid Transit — news that caused anxiety with some city officials and ART supporters. Mayor Richard Berry remains confident the $119 million ART project to convert…

Albuquerque Rapid Transit foes drop lawsuit against it

Albuquerque Rapid Transit foes drop lawsuit against it

Opponents of the ongoing Albuquerque Rapid Transit project along Central Avenue (aka Route 66) this week dropped a lawsuit that sought to stop the construction. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals refused to stop construction after a lower court ruled…

Kingman offers a different selling point

Kingman offers a different selling point

Borrowing an approach from all those pharmaceutical ads you see on television, the Kingman Visitors Center in Kingman, Arizona, explains why you need to get your kicks on Route 66. Clever, isn’t it? (Screen capture of Route 66 from Kingman…

Route 66 sculpture chosen for Admiral Traffic Circle in Tulsa

Route 66 sculpture chosen for Admiral Traffic Circle in Tulsa

  The city of Tulsa and the Tulsa Arts Commission picked Eric F. Garcia’s design, titled “Route 66 Rising,” as the sculpture that will be installed in the middle of the Admiral Traffic Circle at the intersection of Mingo Road…

Lost Signal Brewing Co. opens in Springfield, Missouri

Lost Signal Brewing Co. opens in Springfield, Missouri

Lost Signal Brewing Co. opened last week in Springfield, Missouri, making it the fourth microbrewery in the city and the second on Springfield’s Route 66. Lost Signal opened Valentine’s Day at 610 W. College St. (aka Route 66) in a…

Route 66-themed sculptures dedicated in Tulsa’s Howard Park

Route 66-themed sculptures dedicated in Tulsa’s Howard Park

Tulsa officials this week dedicated three Route 66 sculptures chiseled out of Indiana limestone at Tulsa’s historic Howard Park. Utah sculptor Patrick Sullivan painstakingly chiseled into the three massive blocks by hand over a period of months. The limestone columns…

Tips for Route 66 tourism success

Tips for Route 66 tourism success

The Macoupin County Enquirer-Democrat published a comprehensive report about two experts giving a presentation in Gillespie, Illinois, about how to parlay Route 66 into tourism dollars. The experts were Bill Kelly, executive director of the Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway,…

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