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It Started With A Typewriter

If this story opened like a film noir classic such as The Big Sleep starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, the first line would be, "It started with a typewriter, advice from a trusted friend, troubled thoughts, and reflection." The opening would continue with,...

Advance Design: A Chevy Truck For The Ages

Unless special permission was granted by the federal government, the sale of new trucks was prohibited for three years commencing in early 1942. And so when the dam broke in mid 1945, it was literally a sellers market. Many customers put down a sizable deposit for a...

From The Shadows To The Spotlight

Well, the verdict is in. Author Cheryl Eichar Jett who is also an historian, playwright, founder and President, Route 66 Miles of Possibility, and Associate Editor, ROUTE Magazine, sent an email last evening. She shared the results of the survey from the recent Miles...
And That Is A Wrap

And That Is A Wrap

The colorful murals, the eclectic shops and museums, and diverse array of restaurants, bars, and coffee shops make it a place that is hard to leave. If I had one complaint about Pontiac it would be that is in Illinois, and I don’t do winter. I am a desert rat. 

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An Inspirational Tale, Future History Stories & Route 66

The conference opened with Stephanie Stuckey who gave a most interesting presentation about her namesake company. The story she told was a love letter to her grandfather that had launched the company and proved himself adept at adapting to changing times. It was also a study in how a company dies when it becomes a brand severed from the original vision.

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The Magic, And The Business, of Route 66

The Magic, And The Business, of Route 66

This week Pontiac, Illinois is host city for the seventh annual Miles of Possibility Conference. As this charming town has come to symbolize how the Route 66 renaissance can fuel revitalization of a blighted historic district and provide a community with an economic...

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Laugh or Cry?

Laugh or Cry?

Travel in the post apocalyptic world is apparently not for the faint of heart. Since 2020 I have heard all manner of horror stories about canceled flights, delayed flights, rerouted flights, rental car reservations that turned out to not be reservations, and jaw...

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Laugh or Cry?

Laugh or Cry?

Travel in the post apocalyptic world is apparently not for the faint of heart. Since 2020 I have heard all manner of horror stories about canceled flights, delayed flights, rerouted flights, rental car reservations that turned out to not be reservations, and jaw...

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Route 66 – No Mere Highway

Route 66 is not America’s most scenic highway. And there are a number of American highways that link Norman Rockwell type towns where the neon still glows bright. But there is only one Route 66 infused with an infectious magic.

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