News stories taken from the Route 66 News site. Ron Warnick has a lot more stories, pictures and greater detail. I just do the ones I'm interested in.
MAY 1ST: A New Museum for Pontiac, Illinois. The Museum of the Gilded Arts will be opening in downtown Pontiac on May 2nd at 217 W. Mill Street, near the Illinois Route 66 Museum and Hall of Fame.
Pontiac is certainly becoming the Museum Town of the Route. It joins the International Walldog Mural and Sign Art Museum, the Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum and the Livingston County War Museum.
And then there are those Walldog murals all over town.
MAY 8TH: William Shatner, Captain Kirk for you Trekkers, will be traveling Route 66 this summer in his custom-made space-age motorcycle. Why, he even appeared in one episode of the "Route 66" TV show in 1962 (that was filmed in Portland, Maine, so it doesn't count. Currently, plans call for him to be on the road June 23-30.
I'm a big Star Trek fan, despite the acting and special effects being quite bad. Freshman year at NIU, our room would fill up at the dorm after dinner for WGN showing reruns of the show.
Before he Blasted Off. --RoadDog
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