Route 66 Road Ahead announces seven new recruits from tourism field

The Route 66 Road Ahead Partnership this week announced the recruitment of seven new tourism directors to the Promotion Working Group, giving it representation from all eight states that Route 66 traverses. Jennifer Mullins, chairwoman of the Promotion Working Group and Oklahoma's director of travel promotion, landed the seven recruits three months after joining the … Continue reading Route 66 Road Ahead announces seven new recruits from tourism field

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Route 66 e-group advocates moving to MeWe platform

After several months of consideration, the Route 66 group on Yahoo!, also known as the Route 66 e-group, announced last week it is asking members to migrate to the MeWe platform. Mike Ward, one of the original e-group's moderators, stated with the MeWe announcement: Take a look and give it a chance. I don’t ever … Continue reading Route 66 e-group advocates moving to MeWe platform

“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

Frank and Lynne’s 10th annual Christmas video

In what's become a tradition around the holidays, Frank and Lynn Kocevar created their 10th annual Christmas video, and it always gets shared here. The Kocevars once owned Historic Seligman Sundries in Seligman, Arizona. Though they've stopped selling trinkets and coffee along Route 66 there, they continue to create a video Christmas card each year. … Continue reading Frank and Lynne’s 10th annual Christmas video

Old Riverton Store in Riverton robbed at gunpoint; suspect apprehended

The owner of the Old Riverton Store along Route 66 in Riverton, Kansas, was bound and robbed at gunpoint Monday morning. The suspect was apprehended about six hours later and is jailed on $200,000 bond. According to a news release from the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, the store, formerly known as Eisler Bros. Store, was … Continue reading Old Riverton Store in Riverton robbed at gunpoint; suspect apprehended

Photographer will hold ‘Pix on Route 66’ exhibition in Cleveland

Photographer David Schwartz, who's been documenting Route 66 for about 15 years, will debut his "Pix on Route 66" exhibition Friday through Sunday in Cleveland's Little Italy Holiday Art Walk. Freshwater Cleveland reports: Culled from years of road trips down the iconic highway, Schwartz's photos depict vivid slices of Americana. Think vintage motel signs, mom-and-pop … Continue reading Photographer will hold ‘Pix on Route 66’ exhibition in Cleveland

Offbeat world record broken at Route 66 Marathon in Tulsa

A world record of sorts was set during Sunday's annual Route 66 Marathon in Tulsa. Julia Webb, 36, of Little Rock, Arkansas, set a Guinness Book of World Records mark by pushing a stroller in a record time of 1 hour, 21 minutes, 24 seconds over a half-marathon of 13.1 miles, according to the Tulsa … Continue reading Offbeat world record broken at Route 66 Marathon in Tulsa

What happened to musician Jim Sullivan near Santa Rosa nearly 45 years ago?

It sounds like something from an enigmatic novel -- a praised but obscure singer-songwriter who sang about UFOs vanishes without a trace near the Route 66 town of Santa Rosa, New Mexico, leading to speculation he was picked up by one of those flying saucers he mentioned. Decades after his disappearance, a record company reissues … Continue reading What happened to musician Jim Sullivan near Santa Rosa nearly 45 years ago?

“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

End of an era: Final Dust Bowl Festival held at Weedpatch Camp

Weedpatch Camp, immortalized by John Steinbeck's novel "The Grapes of Wrath," recently held its 30th and last Dust Bowl Festival on the outskirts of Bakersfield, California. Simply put, the festival is being shut down because the survivors of that calamity have gotten too old to run it. A local television station did a preview about … Continue reading End of an era: Final Dust Bowl Festival held at Weedpatch Camp