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Ann Brimacombe, an art director based in Minneapolis, posted some of the television ads she worked on for Kmart and its Route 66 fashion line. As you can see, these whimsical ads take on a road-trip theme — including one…

Get your hits on Route 66

Get your hits on Route 66

A story in the State Journal-Register caught my eye — a groundbreaking ceremony June 6 for a large medical marijuana facility that will be built on old Route 66 north of Lincoln, Illinois. The Cresco Labs facility at Old Route…

Actor James Woods is traveling Route 66

pic.twitter.com/46Sdpz6SLD — James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) May 24, 2015 Two-time Oscar nominee James Woods has been traveling with a buddy on Route 66 since Oklahoma City, based on his Twitter feed. Here are the Mother Road-related tweets I’ve sifted. The feed…

Route 66 Gateway on Tulsa’s west side dedicated

Route 66 Gateway on Tulsa’s west side dedicated

A ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday marked the completion of one of the Route 66 Gateways on the west side of Tulsa. The main Gateway structure had been finished for months, but the concrete kiosks that explain the region’s history had been…

Wife of Gary Turner dies

Lena Turner, who was married to Gay Parita Sinclair station owner Gary Turner for more than 50 years, died Monday at age 72 — less than six months after her husband died. The Springfield News-Leader posted a full obituary a…

More Genuine Route 66 Lives

KC Keefer recently uploaded a few more videos as part of his Genunine Route 66 Life series. Here is Bob Russell, mayor of Pontiac, Illinois, who personally greets many Route 66 travelers as they arrive in downtown Pontiac. The clip…

Pontiac looks at how to draw millennial tourists

Pontiac looks at how to draw millennial tourists

The city of Pontiac, Illinois, is doing a great job attracting tourists from the baby-boom generation because of its Route 66 and other museums. But, according to the Pontiac Daily Leader, the city now is investigating how to draw tourists…

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