|Fig Springs Station circa 1940|
|The site of Fig Springs Station 2014|
In addition to this fascinating endeavor the joint project with archivist Joe Sonderman that was discussed previously has been approved. I am truly honored to be working with Joe and look forward to crafting another book that will chronicle a bit of obscure Route 66 history. Adding to the growing sense of eager anticipation for this project is the fact that this may provide the excuse (as though one is needed)to again attend Cuba Fest.
|Cuba Fest 2014|
In a somewhat unrelated note, I would like to remind you that Rich Dinkela's Events on Route 66 initiative is now active. This website has the potential to be a very valued tool for event planners, communities, and folks planning a trip on the old double six. It also represents a tremendous advertising value for business owners. All that is needed is your involvement and participation as it was designed to meets the needs of the Route 66 community.
If you would prefer, send me event information and I will ensure it is added to the site. In addition, I will add these to the events page being developed for the blog.
Speaking of events, in Kingman, plans are underway to add a new dimension to the cities Andy Devine Days celebration scheduled for the last weekend in September. In addition to the traditional PRCA rodeo, parade, and western heritage related events and entertainment, a Route 66 aspect is being added with a car show, and plans for an exhibition of artists.
|A Holbrook landmark.|
I will also be in attendance of the annual Route 66 Fun Run during the first weekend in May, and Chillin on Beale, held on the third Saturday evening of each month April through October, at least in April and May. Both events are held in Kingman.
I hope to see you at one of these events!