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The Roadside Gallery Blog is an outlet for creative and insightful content relating to the fine art photographic works, travel, history, and anything else of interest, of Martin Garfinkel. As Route 66 Magazine wrote about Marty, "His sense of the absurd has been capture in so much of his work. He sees things that very few people see in their harried lives. Marty has been able to bring life to the forgotten, to introduce people to this unique time where we, as a nation, still had a sense of whimsy."

Officials Brainstorm Ideas to Bring Tourists to Route 66

Tulsa city officials and others interested in Route 66 brainstormed ideas recently on how to make the area in Tulsa more appealing to tourists. According to a ktul.com article, “We’ve lost thousands of dollars of revenue over the last 20 years of people coming along route 66, and we want to capture that money,” councilor […]

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Route 66 Museum Perfect for Car Lovers

If you love cars and Route 66, Guy Mace’s Route 66 Car Museum is a place you should check out. The car museum is located near Springfield Illinois and features 67 historic, vintage and collector vehicles. The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 am-5 pm. For more information about the museum, visit http://m.waynesvilledailyguide.com/news/20160722/day-trippin-guy-maces-route-66-car-museum.

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Route 66 Projects Make Mother Road More Eco-Friendly

Route 66 officials from Chicago to Los Angeles are working toward making the historic highway more Eco-friendly. Eco-friendly projects have and will include electric car charging stations and solar panels along the Mother Road. According to the phys.org article, “It’s just something I thought would be perfect for us since we like to be eco-friendly […]

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Restoration Project Saves Neon Signs in Hollywood

The restoration project, Havana Night has brought historic neon signs again to Havana According to an LA Times article, “We want to spark an interest in neon, a resurgence, so that new businesses coming in will opt for it,” Angeleno Adolfo Nodal, who was general manager of Los Angeles’ Department of Cultural Affairs for 12 […]

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Route 66 Bridge in Eureka Needs Saving

It has now become a rush to preserve the bridge in Eureka, Missouri along Route 66. The bridge is on the National Register of Historic Places, but unless $575,000 is raised, the Missouri Department of Transportation will be demolishing it. According to the Columbia Missourian article, “Route 66 is part of the fabric of the […]

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Missouri DOT to Install Solar Panels on Route 66

On Route 66 in Conway, Missouri, the Missouri Department of Transportation will be installing solar panels. These will be the first solar panels installed on Route 66. “… part of why we picked this location is because of the the historic Route 66 concept,” Laurel McKean, MoDot assistant district engineer, according to a KY3 article. […]

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Officials Attempt to Preserve Route 66 Bridge

Officials are working to try to preserve a bridge in Eureka along Route 66. According to the Columbia Tribune article, “It’s an important part of the Mother Road, a connection to the Route 66 past,” Bill Bryan, the director of Missouri State Parks said. “It’s one of the last bridges of its design, and significant […]

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Route 66 Car Museum Opens in Springfield

The Route 66 Car Museum is opening June 15 thanks to a man’s love for collecting cars. Guy Mace is making that happen. According to the news-leader.com article, “I have thought about opening my museum for several years. There are upsides and downsides. You don’t make much money off a car museum, and it’s more […]

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Route 66 Tandem Provides Free Biking for the Blind

Route 66 Tandem has made it possible for blind people to enjoy riding a bike along Springfield with tandem bikes. According to the news leader article, “I started this last year,” said David Carey, who organized Route 66 Tandem Cyclists. “I’ve been cycling for many years, but just woke up one morning and thought ‘why […]

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19th Annual Edwardsville Route 66 Festival Kicks Off June 10

The Edwardsville Route 66 Festival begins June 10 with several activities planned for the whole family. According to the Intelligencer article, “The Edwardsville Route 66 Festival is entering its 19th year and I think it just keeps getting better and better,” Katie Grable, program coordinator for the Edwardsville Parks and Rec Department said. “This festival has […]

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