Thursday, March 12, 2015

Route 66 February 2015

Again, these news items are taken from the Route 66 News blog.  For photos, video and much more information go there.

FEBRUARY 1ST:  Route 66 reopened from Ludlow, California and Amboy.  Closed in September because of flood damage.

FEBRUARY 4TH:  Restoration of Tulsa's Blue Dome.  An impressive building.

FEBRUARY 6TH:  Santa Monica Pier lays claim for Popeye's inspiration as being based on real-life sailor who hung around the pier.  Olaf Olson (photograph with article)  This guy sure looked like the Popeye we know.  He was described as a "local character."

Of course, Chester, Illinois, might have something to say about this.  After all, they have a Popeye statue and the pier doesn't.  Chester holds that Popeye was based on Frank "Rocky" Fiegel

Down That Old Road.  --RoadDog

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