In late October, the parties in a dispute over a billboard that was erected near the historic Round Barn of Arcadia, Okla., said they would try to negotiate a settlement in 30 days. The 30 days have come and gone, and the parties are still talking, according to the Edmond Sun. But it seems that … Continue reading Parties still talking about Round Barn billboard
I received a press release the other day about an upcoming ceremony for the latest inductees to the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Hall of Fame in Chandler. Most of the inductees have little or no connection to Route 66. However, one police chief's contribution has impacted drivers on Route 66 -- and all drivers on all … Continue reading Bet you didn’t know this …
George Wuerthner, a writer for New West Community Blogs, reported today that a bunch of wilderness and parks bills likely will be bundled together as one big omnibus bill and voted on by the lame-duck Congress in the coming weeks. One of those bills would be the Mojave Trails National Monument, which follows the Route … Continue reading Vote on Mojave Trails National Monument seems likely in coming weeks
This song by Jay Farrar is inspired by Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, a former 11th-century American Indian city that is off an old alignment of Route 66 near Collinsville, Ill. The footage in this video provides a lot to think about -- namely, the passage of time and/or mankind's progress. Those who have studied … Continue reading “Cahokian”
Here's the latest entry for "Route 66: A Road Trip through the Bible." It's the Book of Romans. I think the proper response would have been: "Knock it off, or all of you are walking home."
Chris Tres of France traveled the Mother Road a few months ago to film a documentary about America's culture and music. Here's a teaser clip from the footage; you might see a favorite roadie or three: Here's the description of the video, translated from French by Google Translate: Teaser of the film "In the Footsteps … Continue reading Teaser clip of Route 66 documentary
Richard and Amy Sanell, owners of the much-acclaimed Cafe on the Route on Route 66 in Baxter Springs, Kan., soon will open another restaurant in the historic Gryphon Building in nearby Joplin, Mo., reported the Joplin Globe. The Gryphon, completed in 1915, sits at 10th and Main streets in Joplin, a few blocks south of … Continue reading Cafe on the Route owners opening restaurant in Joplin
On Friday evening, spectators witnessed a sight that had never before been seen in the nearly 40-year history of the Blue Whale of Catoosa, Okla. -- the Route 66 landmark was decorated for Christmas. Volunteers with Catoosa Arts and Tourism spent the past few weeks stringing LED lights along the Blue Whale, its souvenir stand, … Continue reading Blue Whale Christmas
Wes Pope, videographer and photographer, posted this well-edited video of still photos, animation and music clips. You can see some of the pinhole photographs he shot on Route 66 here.
Matt Livermanne is looking for a job and needs a way to stand out for employers. So he figured if he broke the record for walking from New York City to Los Angeles, it will "make me stand out in the end,” he told the Cuba Free Press of Cuba, Mo. Livermanne left the Big Apple … Continue reading Jobless man trying to set cross-country walking record