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Strike up the Band-Box

Posted by Ron Warnick in History , Music , Preservation , Restaurants . Tags: Boots Motel , Carthage , Chicago Coin's Band-Box , Pancake Hut , Strike Up the Band trackback Jo Ellis, a columnist for the Joplin Globe newspaper , reported about a sometimes-overlooked but cherished part of the history of Carthage, Missouri - the rare Chicago Coin's ... (more)

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Publishers' Weekly

Picture a Novel from Lane Smith

After Lane Smith finished work on Grandpa Green , for which he won a 2012 Caldecott Honor, he planned to hang out on the patio and catch up on his reading.

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Mid Rivers Newsmagazine Front Page

Eureka resident asks Rockwood to protest possible gravel mining facility

A resident is asking the Rockwood School District Board of Education for its help in protesting a sand and gravel plant proposed for Eureka.

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Did Springfield, Missouri, miss the boat in promoting Route 66?

Posted by Ron Warnick in Attractions , Restaurants , Towns . Tags: Birthplace of Route 66 Festival , Red's Giant Hamburg , Route 66 Economic Impact Study , Springfield MO trackback A few days ago, the Springfield News-Leader published a long, soul-searching piece titled "Selling 66" that asks the question: Has Springfield, Missouri, done a good job ... (more)

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Route 66 News

Video summarizes "Route 66: The Road Ahead" conference

Posted by Ron Warnick in Events , Preservation . Tags: Bell gas station , Bill Shea , Blue Swallow Motel , Cars the movie , La Posada , Palms Grill Cafe , Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program , Route 66: The Road Ahead , World Monuments Fund trackback A few days ago, the World Monuments Fund uploaded this eight-minute video that summarizes the ... (more)

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

Gareth Emery Presents 'Drive ? An American Road Trip' Tour

British producer GARETH EMERY is returning to the road this fall to present his 'Drive - An American Road Trip' tour.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

Route 66 News

Tours offered of hard-to-access Route 66 sites in Arizona

The Petrified Forest National Park is allowing free, guided tours of hard-to-reach landmarks on a long-closed section of Route 66 on Aug. 8 and Aug. 10. The tours coincide with the Route 66 festival taking place that weekend in nearby Holbrook, Arizona.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Route 66 News

Owner of El Rancho Hotel in Gallup dies

Armand Ortega Sr., 86, savior of the historic El Rancho Hotel in Gallup, New Mexico, when it faced the wrecking ball during the 1980s, died Wednesday.

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Route 66 News

Outdoor concert will benefit Sprague's station

An outdoor benefit concert by a local country-music band for the Sprague's Super Service station in Normal, Illinois, will be coupled with free tours of the historic facility Sunday by owner Terri Ryburn, reported WJBC radio .

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Business Wire

Former US Marine Rides His Harley across the USA to Help Shelter Animals in Need

Harkening back to the days of Route 66 and how Americans used to drive awareness of issues from town to town, "Anthony's Ride for Shelter Pets" will take Rock & Rawhide volunteer, and Marine Corps Veteran, Anthony L. Ungaro, from New York to Los Angeles on his 2007 Harley-Davidson FXDB Dyna Bob.

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Related Topix: Motorcycles, Harley-Davidson Motorcycle, US Military, US Marine Corps, US News, Union Square (New York, NY), Los Angeles, CA

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Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program announces 2014 grants

Posted by Ron Warnick in Bridges , History , Motels , Signs . Tags: Flagstaff , L Motel , Rock Creek Bridge , Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program , Sapulpa , Skylark Motel , Springfield MO trackback The Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program on Thursday announced five cost-share grants totaling $77,000 for 2014, including one for an endangered ... (more)

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Route 66 News

Front Street Garage in Galena will be renovated

Posted by Ron Warnick in Gas stations , Museums , Preservation . Tags: Bradshaw Garage , Cars on the Route , Cars the movie , Ed Klein , Front Street Garage , Galena , Galena's Murder Bordello , Route 66 World trackback The long-closed Front Street Garage in Galena, Kansas, has a new roadie owner, and his long-term plans are renovating it into a ... (more)

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Springfield will simulcast Ozark Mountain Daredevils concert during festival

If you didn't have a ticket to the Ozark Mountain Daredevils ' headlining concert at the Gillioz Theatre during the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival in Springfield, Missouri, on Aug. 9, no worries - the sellout show will be simultaneously broadcast for free on a 16-by-30-foot screen in Park Central Square downtown.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Route 66 News

Will the Route 66 festival transform Kingman?

Posted by Ron Warnick in Attractions , Motels , Museums , Restaurants , Towns . Tags: International Route 66 Festival , Kingman , Mr. D'z , Powerhouse Museum , Route 66 Economic Impact Study trackback The Kingman Daily Miner newspaper posted an interesting article this week about Route 66's growing economic influence and whether the upcoming ... (more)

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The coming Chinese invasion

Noting demographic and economic trends, I predicted in 2011 that Route 66 would see a growing influx of Chinese tourists.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Mid Rivers Newsmagazine Front Page

Eureka resident asks school district to help in protesting possible gravel mining facility

A resident is asking the Rockwood School District Board of Education for their help in protesting a sand and gravel plant proposed for Eureka.

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Daily Kos

Let Them Drink Pop: Detroit's Water Crisis & The Fight For Basic Human Rights in The Motor City

During the Super Bowl earlier this year, Chrysler unveiled the latest iteration of the " Imported From Detroit " advertising campaign that has been such a key part of their rebranding efforts in the wake of their filing for bankruptcy in 2009.

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An idea for Route 66 events that needs to spread

A few days ago, the committee for the Route 66 Classic Car Cruise that will take place Aug. 9 in Crestwood, Missouri, announced the newest charity that will receive proceeds from the annual event.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Amarillo.com

Chinese reality show heads to The Big Texan

Tour company Open Road Productions scheduled a stop at Cavender's Boot City in Amarillo for a group of Chinese tourists on a Route 66 road trip sponsored by Shanghai General Motors.

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Examiner.com

Roadside art: Its amazing and its everywhere across the U.S.

This "See Rock City" Barn on U.S. Highway 441, in Sevier County, Tennessee, is one of many painted in the eastern United States early in the 20th Century as a promotion for the tourist attraction on Lookout Mountain, near Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, Sevier County, TN, Chattanooga, TN

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