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OK events on Nov 13, 2012 at 4:40:12 am
I attended the dedication of the Cyrus Avery statue in Tulsa on Nov 9th. Located on the east side of the Arkansas river at Avery Plaza, the statue depicts a huge Model T ford, driven by "The Father of Route 66", confronted by the rearing horses of a oilfield wagon. A large crowd attended, including many members of the Avery family.

Also, Bill Fernau has repainted his classic Phillips 66 station here in Chandler in the original colors! I'll try to post some pix on facebook soon. Donations to his ongoing restoration are welcome.

NM page 4 on Aug 31, 2012 at 7:44:19 pm
Just a reminder that all the Tucumcari phone numbers are now area code 575. (no longer 505)

Wallis Award on Aug 19, 2012 at 10:49:53 pm
Jim, Shellee and I were astonished and proud to be awarded the 2012 Wallis Award at the Victorville Route 66 Festival for our book "Route 66 Sightings!"

I had a good time at the festival, and on the road coming and going. visiting with old friends and making new ones (and taking way too many photos!)

IL page-16 on Jul 07, 2012 at 11:19:00 pm
I guess I was too sad to write about it, but while updated pages in the EZ Guide I was reminded that Ernie Edwards (famously of the Pig Hip) passed away earlier this year.

Round Barn on Jun 15, 2012 at 4:05:37 pm
Can't believe I forgot to mention this, but the ugly, intrusive billboard that was erected just east of the round barn (spoiling the view) has been GONE for a while, thanks to public pressure and private negotiations. I happen to love the classic old route 66 attraction billboards ("See LIVE Buffalo!") but this abomination was out of place.

Mo page 25 on May 24, 2012 at 3:35:39 pm
Great news! Carthage MO's beloved BOOTS MOTEL has reopened for tourists! Efforts will continue to restore the classic court's appearance back to original, but remodeled rooms are available now.

Preferred Advance Reservation Info:
For last-minute reservations or info: Call (417) 310-2989


PS: I stayed at the BOOTs in July...greeat!

Chicken Basket artwork on Mar 22, 2012 at 1:20:01 am
Back in 1996 I did the art for the official 50th anniversary T shirt for the famous Dell Rhea Chicken Basket on old 66 near Chicago.

Now I am working on a painting for their 66th anniversary this year, which will go on shirts and prints!

I can't believe its been 16 years...

Update 8-25-12. I still have a few signed and numbered prints available for $100 each plus shipping. First come first served.(you can also buy them at the Chicken Basket)

Book Award on Mar 22, 2012 at 1:17:08 am
"Route 66 Sightings" is a finalist in our category for the 23rd Annual Oklahoma Book Awards! We probably won't win (the main competition is killer!) but we do get to go to the awards banquet.

Update: we didn't win, but we were also finalists for the national Independent book awards!

Route 66 Sightings on Nov 21, 2011 at 4:58:45 am
The signing at Steve's Books and Sundries in Tulsa went very well. That is a nice neighborhood bookstore, with a great lunch counter too. our next signing in December 3 at the Pioneer History Museum here in Chandler.

BTW...I have copies signed by all three of us available for mail order at $45 per copy, plus $5 shipping per copy in the US. I can ship overseas (and to Canada) but shipping is quite higher. Please inquire.

Route 66 Sightings on Nov 01, 2011 at 2:33:16 pm

The response to our book, Route 66 Sightings, has been overwhelmingly wonderful. Our (Jim Ross, Shellee Graham and me) first book signing at POPS in Arcadia OK was a big success, with lots of Rte 66 friends in attendance. The next book signing will be at Full Circle Books in OKC on NOV 12 from 3-5 pm. Then on the 19th we will be at Tulsa at Steve's Books from 1-3.

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