“Wildorado” documentary is now online

If you have an hour to kill, I highly recommend you view the documentary film "Wildorado," situated in the Route 66 town of Wildorado, Texas. The film premiered on the RFD-TV cable channel and online around Christmas Day. Here's a description of the movie: In our latest I Am Angus documentary, "Wildorado", a forgotten town … Continue reading “Wildorado” documentary is now online

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“Wildorado” documentary film to screen online next month

"Wildorado," a documentary about a high-school agriculture class in the Route 66 town of Wildorado, Texas, that establishes its own cattle company, will screen next month on television and online. Here's a trailer for the intriguing film: https://youtu.be/F2gy7MlSai4 The company the students established is the Wildorado Cattle Co. More about the company's origins can be … Continue reading “Wildorado” documentary film to screen online next month

Grand Canyon Deer Farm near Williams marks 50th year this week

The Grand Canyon Deer Farm animal sanctuary off old Route 66 near Williams, Arizona, celebrates its 50th year this week -- on Thursday, to be exact. Russell Hamilton founded the Deer Farm on Aug. 15, 1969, but Randy and Pat George are the longest-tenured owners, having run it since 1987, according to an article in … Continue reading Grand Canyon Deer Farm near Williams marks 50th year this week

Cartoonist to publish graphic novel about Route 66 journey

Award-winning cartoonist Shing Yin Khor in August will publish a 160-page graphic memoir about her experiences during a journey on Route 66. The main title is "The American Dream?" with the subtitle "A Journey on Route 66 Discovering Dinosaur Statues, Muffler Men and the Perfect Breakfast Burrito." Khor grew up in Malaysia and held different … Continue reading Cartoonist to publish graphic novel about Route 66 journey

Big jackrabbit restored at Jack Rabbit Trading Post

The big jackrabbit at the Jack Rabbit Trading Post near Joseph City, Arizona, recently was reinstalled after about a one-week restoration effort. Here's a "before" photo of the fiberglass giant: And here's an "after" image of the giant animal: Co-owner Cindy Jaquez said the 34-year-old jackrabbit needed a new coat of paint and badly needed … Continue reading Big jackrabbit restored at Jack Rabbit Trading Post

Jackrabbit at Jack Rabbit Trading Post being restored

No, that is not a ghost rabbit at the Jack Rabbit Trading Post near Joseph City, Arizona. It's the famed fiberglass statue undergoing a makeover with a new undercoat before it's repaired and repainted. The big, saddled jackrabbit is "out of commission" to visitors until the end of this week while its owners restore it. … Continue reading Jackrabbit at Jack Rabbit Trading Post being restored

Jack Rabbit Trading Post to host 70th birthday bash on July 6

The Jack Rabbit Trading Post near Joseph City, Arizona, will host a special birthday bash from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 6 to mark the Route 66 business' 70th anniversary. The event will include food vendors, a bake sale, giveaways, children's activities and a grand prize for anyone who finds the painted rabbit rock … Continue reading Jack Rabbit Trading Post to host 70th birthday bash on July 6

Big cat mauls Keepers of the Wild owner

An unspecified "large cat" seriously injured the owner of the Keepers of the Wild exotic-animal sanctuary along Route 66 north of Kingman, Arizona. The Lake Havasu News-Herald reports the founder of the sanctuary, Jonathan Kraft, was flown to a Las Vegas hospital for emergency treatment after he was attacked by one of those animals. According … Continue reading Big cat mauls Keepers of the Wild owner

Metal turkey stolen from Route 66 turkey tracks site

A small metal turkey sign that helps mark 1920s turkey tracks on old Route 66 near Nilwood, Illinois, was stolen earlier this month. Crime Stoppers of Macoupin County posted on Facebook: Sometime on or before November 11th, 2018, person or persons unknown stole a commemorative sign marking the spot of the “Turkey Tracks” on Old … Continue reading Metal turkey stolen from Route 66 turkey tracks site

Look out for black bears along Route 66

If you travel Route 66, you need to stay aware of possibly hitting wild animals on the highway -- deer, turtles, snakes, coyotes and even antelope and elk in the western states. In Missouri, travelers may need to be aware of a new wild animal along the Mother Road -- black bears. Earlier this week, … Continue reading Look out for black bears along Route 66