EDIT: Looks like I was working on this post at the same time HowlingChicken was making a similar post.
...but the significance of this place to me is as the western end of Rte. 66. And they have a board
with historical Rte. 66 info in it.
Not sure if you know it, but this memorial has dual significance to Roadfooders. First, of course, is the Route 66 angle, but then there's also the man honored on the board. Besides being the country's premier Route 66 artist, Bob Waldmire's dad is Ed Waldmire, the inventor and founder of the Cozy Dog Drive In in Springfield, Illinois. You cam learn more about Bob and see his art at several sites: http://www.bobwaldmire.com/ https://www.google.com/se...p;biw=1285&bih=805 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kONNVg3Wlo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPn10G7pEZk
I never got to meet Bob, but I own a bunch of his populist artwork. Bob's art is magnificently detailed, focused on Route 66 landmarks, history and natural wonders. Whether it's in black & white or color, Bob's work is a delight and just plain darn fun to look at. I'm also well acquainted with his brother Buz, who ran the Cozy Dog for many years following their Dad's death.
Thanks for the report so far. Looking forward to the rest.
post edited by BuddyRoadhouse - 2012/12/12 20:29:50