Tag archive for Kansas 66

Former Murder Site/Bordello found along Kansas’ Route 66

Former Murder Site/Bordello found along Kansas’ Route 66

This house once owned by a serial killer madam, Ma Staffleback, she and 3 accomplices robbed and killed dozens of clients (mostly miners) during the 1890s. She died in prison in 1909.

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Route 66 city limits plays out on video

Route 66 city limits plays out on video

Although the music doesn’t really work with the imagery, and they “went backwards” from LA to Chicago, this is a fun representation of all (or at least most) of the city limit signs you will encounter all along route 66.     (Thanks to Ron…

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Meet the inspiration for Tow Mater

Meet the inspiration for Tow Mater

Cars on the Route – Tow Mater 119 N Main St Galena, KS 620 783-1366 Website Souvenirs, Inspiration for “Cars” character This old Kan-O-Tex station is where “Cars” director John Lasseter and Pixar’s Joe Ranfit saw the old mining boom truck that inspired the “Tow…

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Rainbow Arch Bridge still spans time … and water.

Rainbow Arch Bridge still spans time … and water.

Old Route 66 Baxter Springs, KS Historical site/marker Designed by James Barney Marsh and built in 1926, it is the only remaining Marsh Arch “Rainbow Bridge” on Route 66, and you can still drive over it! In 2000, country singer Brad Paisley performed “Route 66” on…

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The oldest continuously operating business on Route 66

The oldest continuously operating business on Route 66

Nelson’s Riverton Store (Eisler Brothers) 7109 SE Hwy 66 (Route 66) Riverton, KS 620-848-3330 Grocery store, Inspiration for “Cars” character This well-kept hole-in-the-wall is a throwback to the general store days of yore, and its owner Scott Nelson loves to talk and sing. “Route 66,”…

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KC Fox 4’s app of the week

KC Fox 4’s app of the week

Kansas City’s Fox 4 Morning Show picked Best Road Trip as their top app of the week. Road Trip! They can make for great memories, especially if you find those great, off-beat, out-of-the-way attractions that make for great stories! Kansas City-native Kelly Ludwig told us…

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SXSW bound!

SXSW bound!

It is a rare road trip that I “make good time,” it’s more about having a good time. And this that kinda trip. Sure – there is a “point” to all of this – SXSW Interactive starts this week – making this a bit of…

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Mr. Imagination controversy in Salina, KS

Mr. Imagination controversy in Salina, KS

(the following is from the Salina Journal) Greg Warmack works Tuesday morning in his studio downtown. The imaginative artist is working on various art projects in town, including work at the Peace Garden in north Salina at Forest and North Second streets. (photo by Tom…

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Hubble's Rubble in Howard, Kansas

Hubble's Rubble in Howard, Kansas

It is hard to believe that just 2 days earlier I was wandering through the galleries of the Smithsonian.  Maybe I just needed to see the art in it’s environment, maybe I just needed to drive, but I have headed a little southwest of home…

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Café on the Route

Café on the Route

Café on the Route  |  Richard and Amy Snell 1101 Military Ave.  |  Baxter Springs, KS  |  620-856-5646 Mmmmm…what a great surprise and even better café!  Sometimes when on the road with the guys from Rare Visions, eating can be a conundrum.  Food rules attempt…

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