Route 66 authors

In Search Of Pie

Okay, a search for pie, blackberry or peach cobbler, hush puppies, or world class chilli are not the only reason that we are embarking on a road trip in a few weeks. But I can't think of a road trip in the past forty years that didn't involve a detour or two. Someone...

EV Adventure on Route 66

An EV adventure on Route 66. Me. The fellow that courted his dearest friend forty two years ago in a 1946 GMC. The same person that envisions an adventure on Route 66 during the centennial year in a 1929 Ford Model A just made a 400 mile trip from Kingman to Winslow,...

Road Trip

Road trip. Route 66, a highway, a television program, a road trip inspiring song and a destination. Memory making, epic adventures on the open road. It's as American as apple pie, hot dogs and a marketing campaign that encouraged people to see the U.S.A. in their...

Planes, Trains, Route 66 and St. Louis

Planes, trains, Route 66 and St. Louis were the topics of conversation with author and historian Joe Sonderman on the August 6, 2023 episode of Coffee With Jim. The program definitely provided me with added incentive to explore St. Louis during the Jim Hinckley's...

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The Torch Passes

As the Route 66 centennial approaches, the torch passes to a new generation. Many of the leaders in the preservation, the promotion and the development of Route 66 as an attraction for future generations were born after the highway was fully bypassed in October 1984....

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The Route 66 Centennial

The Route 66 Centennial

In 2026 the Route 66 centennial will spark the largest block party in American history. In preperation of this mega event the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield is about to unveil the Route 66 Experience that was developed in partnership with Ace Sign Company....

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On The Shoulders of Giants

February 18, 1987. In the grand scheme of things that date isn't as momentous as June 6, 1944 or July 4, 1776. Still, on that cold February day a group of passionate and frustrated visionaries met at the Copper Cart restaurant in Seligman, Arizona. I don't think that...

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Casting A Long Shadow

The towering old stone hotel has been casting a long shadow in the historic heart of Kingman, Arizona since 1909. It is a tangible link to Arizona territorial history, a nearly forgotten chapter in Ford family history, and even with famous Hollywood celebrities. John...

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Within Spittin’ Distance of Route 66

Within Spittin’ Distance of Route 66

The Central Commercial Building is less than one block off Route 66. It is a tangible link to more than a century of Kingman history with a fascinating and surprisinig story. On the corner of Fourth and Beale Street is the former Powers Building that is now home to...

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September 2023