Eviction notice served to Jax Welborn’s Route 66 Community Art Gallery, other shops in Waynesville

Jax Welborn's Route 66 Community Art Gallery, Get Your Pics on Route 66 shop and Pics by Jax Studio in Waynesville, Missouri, will close on Oct. 9 after she unexpectedly was served an eviction notice Monday from her landlord. It feels like the sudden death of a loved one," Welborn said on a Facebook post. … Continue reading Eviction notice served to Jax Welborn’s Route 66 Community Art Gallery, other shops in Waynesville

Book review: “Miles to Go: An African Family in Search of America Along Route 66”

Brennen Matthews' detailed travelogue, "Miles to Go: An African Family in Search of America Along Route 66" (Amazon link), explains the spark that led him to found and edit ROUTE Magazine. Because his multiracial family has roots in Kenya or Canada, the 280-page book published by University of New Mexico Press also provides a glimpse … Continue reading Book review: “Miles to Go: An African Family in Search of America Along Route 66”

Scenes from the Blue Whale of Catoosa’s 50th-anniversary celebration

A bunch of Route 66 aficionados have posted photographs from Saturday's 50th-anniversary party of the landmark Blue Whale in Catoosa, Oklahoma. The event included appearances by "Route 66: The Mother Road" author Michael Wallis, Dean "Crazy Legs" Walker, Ron "Tattoo Man" Jones and Blue Whale park director Liz Huckleby, to name a few. KTUL-TV in … Continue reading Scenes from the Blue Whale of Catoosa’s 50th-anniversary celebration

Photographer uses Kickstarter campaign to help publish new Route 66 book

Documentary photographer Jeff Sonnabend of Arkansas recently completed a book, "The Route 66 Primer: An Uncropped View of the Mother Road," and he's launched an online fundraising campaign to help publish it. Sonnabend shot his photos in 2020, and the book aims to be a sort of time capsule of Route 66 near the current … Continue reading Photographer uses Kickstarter campaign to help publish new Route 66 book

Longtime owner of Munger Moss Motel to receive Lebanon Community Achievement Award

Ramona Lehman, the longtime co-owner of the Route 66 landmark Munger Moss Motel in Lebanon, Missouri, will receive a Community Achievement Award from that city's chamber of commerce in November. According to the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society, Lehman will be honored on Nov. 3 at the chamber's annual Wall of Honor Banquet. She was … Continue reading Longtime owner of Munger Moss Motel to receive Lebanon Community Achievement Award

NAU receives nearly $190,000 grant for “Racialized Spaces on Route 66” program

Northern Arizona University last week received a federal grant of $189,860 for its "Racialized Spaces on Route 66" for educators. According to a National Endowment for the Humanities news release, the grant will be used for "a combined virtual and residential program for 72 K–12 educators on the significance of race, place, and movement to … Continue reading NAU receives nearly $190,000 grant for “Racialized Spaces on Route 66” program

Fire damages Texas Ivy Antiques in Amarillo

Texas Ivy Antiques, a longtime Route 66 supporter in Amarillo, Texas, sustained damage in a suspected electrical fire on Tuesday. Dora Meroney, one of the co-owners, said the fire was "bad, but not a total loss," and posted this message on Facebook later that day: No one was here when it happened so no one … Continue reading Fire damages Texas Ivy Antiques in Amarillo

Updated list of speakers announced for Route 66 Miles of Possibility Conference

An updated list of speakers recently was announced by organizers of the seventh annual Route 66 Miles of Possibility Conference set for Oct. 20-23 at the Pontiac Eagle Performing Arts & Conference Center in Pontiac, Illinois. This year's theme for the conference is "America's Main Street Welcomes the World." (Disclosure: The Route 66 Miles of … Continue reading Updated list of speakers announced for Route 66 Miles of Possibility Conference

Hear Angel Delgadillo’s induction speech for the Arizona Tourism Hall of Fame

Last month, 95-year-old Angel Delgadillo of Seligman, Arizona, was inducted into the Arizona Tourism Hall of Fame during a ceremony in Paradise Alley. A number of details emerged from the event, but little about Delgadillo's induction speech itself. This week, a video of Delgadillo's speech emerged on YouTube. According to a Facebook post from Delgadillo's … Continue reading Hear Angel Delgadillo’s induction speech for the Arizona Tourism Hall of Fame

Former Dodgers baseball broadcaster Vin Scully dies at age 94

Vin Scully, broadcaster for the Dodgers major-league baseball team for 67 seasons from their time in Brooklyn to its move to Los Angeles during the late 1950s, died Tuesday at age 94, according to the Los Angeles Times and other media outlets. Scully retired after the 2016 season. The Times reported this about Scully's broadcasting … Continue reading Former Dodgers baseball broadcaster Vin Scully dies at age 94