Ghost Town Press announces the publication of Roadside USA – Route 66 and Beyond, a book of 30 full-color, detachable postcards by roadside culture photographers and historians Jim Ross and Shellee Graham. With heritage tourism now among the fastest growing industries in America, it’s no surprise that motorists in search of adventure are hitting the road in greater numbers than ever before. Leaving the interstates behind to take the road less traveled is a wonderful way to experience the USA and to be enriched by the history always waiting around the next bend. Along the way, the fun of sending postcards provides a great opportunity to share the journey in real time and to create personalized souvenirs.
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JOG, inc., or Joggers of God, in Cuba teams with the Route 66 Fanning Outpost General Store to sponsor a unique four-mile “straight shot” run to the distinctive 42 foot steel rocking chair that looms over Route 66, 4 miles west of central Cuba. The race is slated for April 4, 2009, rain or shine, at 9:00 am. It will start from Britton Funeral Home at 904 W. Washington.
Cuba, designated “Route 66 Mural City,” by the Missouri Legislature for its 12 outdoor murals, is an attraction for travelers who stop to visit the city’s artwork. The 12 outdoor murals commissioned by Viva Cuba, a local beautification organization, encouraged additional paintings and sculptures inside and outside businesses throughout the town as the community embraced the idea of public art.
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