Tag archive for route 66

Miles Mahan’s Hula Ville

Despite being a California State Landmark, this folk art environment was dismantled. Luckily, some of the pieces were saved and can be seen in the California Route 66 Museum: “Hula Ville – Twentieth Century Folk Art”.

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Shrine of the Black Madonna

This gorgeous garden of grottos was built to honor Our Lady of Czestochowa, who came to be known as the Black Madonna because of the way she appeared in early paintings. Brother Bronislaus Luszcz literally did all the building here, using rocks, broken glass, and castoff jewelry to add to the splendor. In one of the most fitting of conclusions, the good brother passed away on the grounds while hard at work on one last sculpture.

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Larry Baggett’s 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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Totem Pole Park – must-see attraction just off of Route 66

Totem Pole Park – Ed Galloway Hwy 28A Foyil, OK 918-342-9149 Website Sculpture environment In the 1920s and 1930s, Ed taught industrial arts at a nearby state school. But by 1937, in his off-hours, using a lot of concrete and even more ingenuity, he built…

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All in the name of “research”

With a new project in the near future, I decided to hop in the car and test out the GPS and iPhone. OK – I wasn’t too busy this weekend and decided to take a roadtrip, trying to avoid the storms, revisit old sites, see…

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Ringing in the new with some old favorites

And some new ones, too.  The original plan was to find the Tool fence in Collinsville for the upcoming Rare Visions book.  Alas, it is gone.  And I was befuddled.  How does someone get rid of a long welded, heavy, metal fence?  But the good…

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"I've been everywhere, man" (before that pesky motel chain snagged the song…)

Love the song, love to travel, love the man. (with special thanks to Johnny Cash and “headwrapper” Reuben Sorensen for pointing the video out to me)

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Quick kicks on Route 66

Route 66 – Lambert, Hendricks & Ross     If you ever plan to motor west,     travel my way, take the highway that is best.     Get your kicks on Route sixty-six.     It winds from Chicago to LA,     more than two thousand miles all…

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here we go…

(car trips…a lifestyle choice) Bags are already packed, car is ready, new camera lens is on (woohoo)…and I am ready to roll on out of town bright and early!  (to those wanna-be robbers – there will be someone at home, with the dogs.) Believe it or not,…

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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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