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Road tripping; touring historic Route 66 in bite-size pieces…old highway celebrates 90th birthday!

Road tripping; touring historic Route 66 in bite-size pieces… The fabled ‘Mother Road’ turns 90 this year! I was first exposed to Route 66 in the summer of 1962, when my mother packed me and my two brothers in the back of a Ford station wagon, towing a Nimrod tent trailer, and set off from […]

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Arizona dreamin’…Burma Shave makes comeback on historic Route 66!

‘Get your kicks on Route 66’ as it meanders through quaint, forgotten towns In 1962, my mother piled my two younger brothers and 14 year-old me into the back of a ‘61 Ford station wagon, towing a tiny Nimrod tent trailer, bound from Ohio to California and back. My plumbing-contractor father planned to fly into […]

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Route 66, the “Mother Road”, miles of Americana from Oklahoma to New Mexico (Part 1 of 2)

  Old Gulf gas station in Sapulpa, OK, preserves an age when gas went for 19.9 cents per gallon! Vintage Red Barn, Arcadia, OK, was built in 1898; our teardrop travel trailer in the foreground! The famed Rock Restaurant in Stroud, OK, was made of rock excavated when Route 66 was built. An abandoned gas […]

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