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Driving on the sidewalk … Route 66’s Sidewalk Highway, that is.

Driving on the sidewalk … Route 66’s Sidewalk Highway, that is.

In between Miami and Afton is a zig-zaggy stretch of 9 foot wide original Route 66 roadbed, hence the “Sidewalk” moniker. In certain places of this narrow byway, you can see the original white lines on the edges of the Portland concrete road.

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“Advertising without posters is like fishing without worms.” – Hatch Show Print

“Advertising without posters is like fishing without worms.” – Hatch Show Print

If you follow country music, country music history, or the history, art and culture of the American South, sooner or later you’re bound to run into the letters, images and unmistakable “look” of Hatch Show Print. They’re one of the oldest working letterpress print shops in America.

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Larry Baggett’s folk art tribute to the Trail of Tears

Larry Baggett’s folk art tribute to the Trail of Tears

Trail of Tears Memorial – Larry Baggett 21250 State Rt D Newburg, MO Concrete environment, Route 66 art Larry Baggett lived between Newburg and Jerome, just off I-44, along an old stretch of Route 66. “My doctor gave me three years to live, 20 years…

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Counterfeiting scheme foiled at Route 66’s Rock of Ages station

Counterfeiting scheme foiled at Route 66’s Rock of Ages station

Rock of Ages Conoco Station US-66 Arcadia, OK Service station relic Stories have it that the back window was an entrance to a secret room where they counterfeited money. (Oh, and be careful pulling on and off the highway.) It goes like this: Back in…

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Delicious undead cocktails at Donny Dirk’s Zombie Den

Delicious undead cocktails at Donny Dirk’s Zombie Den

Donny Dirk’s Zombie Den 2027 North 2nd Street Minneapolis, MN (612) 588-9700 http://www.donnydirks.com Drinks for the undead “Donny Dirk’s is a bar. A saloon. A drinkery. A defiant outpost of madness in a world gone sane. A rest stop for the wicked on the way…

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The Old Trapper’s Lodge at Pierce College

The Old Trapper’s Lodge at Pierce College

The Old Trapper’s Lodge – John Ehn 6201 Winnetka Avenue Woodland Hills, CA 818-347-0551 Sculpture environment John Ehn opened a motel in California in 1941, moving there from Michigan, where he had worked as a trapper. He hired a sculptor to make a huge statue…

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Tim Anderson’s Little Mansion

Tim Anderson’s Little Mansion

Tim Anderson’s Little Mansion 308 Seventh Street Roundup, MT Folk art environment, Private – visible from the street Wheels and pitchforks and sheepherders’ monuments are designed into a most unique environment. Someday Tim hopes to build an entire “Log Town.” Turns out there’s more than…

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Planning The Best Poker Road Trip Ever

Planning The Best Poker Road Trip Ever

An unexpected journey that will take you to far out places Even though I don’t have a poker face, the concept of a poker road trip has an allure to both amateur and professional players alike.  Apparently, there are a lot of poker vagabonds driving…

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Keepers of the Clock at the Atlanta Museum

Keepers of the Clock at the Atlanta Museum

Atlanta Public Library, Museum and Clock Tower 100 SE Race St Atlanta, IL (217) 648-2112 Route 66 attraction, Architecture Built in 1908, the octagonal library with a 36- ft clock tower is now a museum on the National Register of Historic Places. The clock tower…

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One of the last stops for Bonnie and Clyde – the Petrified Wood Gas Station

One of the last stops for Bonnie and Clyde – the Petrified Wood Gas Station

Petrified Wood Gas Station, Cafe and  Motel 904 S Hwy 81-287 Decatur, TX Notable building Originally a 1927 Texas Tourist Camp, owner E. F. Boydston recognized that money could be made by attracting the motoring road trippers. The restaurant was built in 1929 and lodging in…

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