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Route 66 festival returns to Lebanon after seven-year hiatus

Route 66 festival returns to Lebanon after seven-year hiatus

The Lebanon Route 66 Festival in Lebanon, Missouri, will return next month after a seven-year break, including a concert and gathering at the historic Munger Moss Motel. The Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society and the Lebanon Parks and Recreation Department…

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An overview of the western ends of Route 66

An overview of the western ends of Route 66

Justin Scarred of Randomland Adventures is a blabbermouth, but the surprisingly well-informed host explains the various western ends of Route 66 — downtown Los Angeles, Olympic and Lincoln boulevards in Santa Monica and, finally, the traditional end at the Santa…

Rockabilly on the Route tickets giveaway

Rockabilly on the Route tickets giveaway

The fifth annual (and possibly last) Rockabilly on the Route in Tucumcari, New Mexico, will take place June 1-4, and we have six pairs of tickets to give away to see the live-music performers during the festival. To enter the giveaway,…

Inside The Donut Man shop in Glendora

Inside The Donut Man shop in Glendora

NBC News this week posted a terrific article about The Donut Man, which is marking 45 years this year on Route 66 in Glendora, California. Here’s the video about the shop and its owner, Jim Nakano: The written part of…

Video reports from the Illinois Route 66 Red Carpet Corridor Festival

Video reports from the Illinois Route 66 Red Carpet Corridor Festival

The annual Illinois Route 66 Red Carpet Corridor Festival from Joliet to Towanda was held over the weekend. While surfing around, I found this pair of videos, one 27 minutes and the other 35 minutes, from the Alban family, which…

Scenes from the Arizona Route 66 Fun Run

Scenes from the Arizona Route 66 Fun Run

A total of 810 entrants took part in the 30th annual Arizona Route 66 Fun Run last weekend. About the only thing that marred the event was 40 mph wind gusts during one of the days, reported the Kingman Daily…

Congresswoman tours flood-stricken Devil’s Elbow

Congresswoman tours flood-stricken Devil’s Elbow

U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler this week took in a firsthand view of the damage inflicted by a record flood in the Route 66 town of Devil’s Elbow, Missouri. To date, she is the only non-local politician to go to the…

Artist who works in miniature gets part of his inspiration from Route 66

Artist who works in miniature gets part of his inspiration from Route 66

An Albuquerque artist who makes exacting miniature models of buildings and vehicles from the past acknowledged old Route 66 gives him some of his inspiration. In a profile in the Albuquerque Journal about Tim Prythero, one section of the story focuses on…

A history of the Shaffer Spring Goldfish Bowl

Many people have visited the wondrous Shaffer Spring Goldfish Bowl on Oatman Road (aka Route 66) between Kingman and Oatman in western Arizona. However, many of you probably don’t know about the history of this bowl fed by a natural…

Photo deck dedicated for “Ship It on the Frisco” trestle

Photo deck dedicated for “Ship It on the Frisco” trestle

Shrewsbury, Missouri, last week dedicated a new photo deck so visitors can take a photograph of the historic “Ship It on the Frisco” train trestle that goes over Route 66 in the city. St. Louis Route 66 historian Norma Maret Bolin said the…

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