Campo Santo

Posted on September 15th, 2011 in Stories

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It was in the high desert of Arizona just across the New Mexico border. We were traveling west as far as we could go, all the way to the Pacific shore. Our vehicles of choice for this particular adventure were a blue van filled with ice chests and the songs of Woody Guthrie and the Eagles, and in the lead a ragtop Corvette, as red as spilled blood, that rolled off the assembly line in 1964.

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Author Michael Wallis uncovers the reality behind American folk hero David Crockett on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

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Michael Wallis’s newest book, David Crockett: The Lion of the West just made the New York Times Best Sellers List.

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Mr. Media Training recently applauded Michael for his appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Michael appeared on the show to promote his new book, David Crockett: The Lion of the West.

The S.S. Admiral

Posted on August 21st, 2011 in Photos

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“On summer afternoons, below the well-used Route 66 crossing [the Chain of Rocks Bridge], shrill whistles from the calliope of the S.S. Admiral could be heard up and down the river.

Ollie’s Station

Posted on August 14th, 2011 in Photos

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Michael and Suzanne Wallis at Ollie’s Station, Red Fork, Oklahoma, 2002.

Cyrus Stevens Avery: The Father of Route 66

Posted on August 11th, 2011 in Stories

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An undaunted champion of human rights and civic causes throughout his almost ninety-two years, Cyrus Stevens Avery — a proud Tulsan by choice — led the effort to establish U.S. Route 66, the most famous highway in the United States and possibly in the world.

New Orleans

Posted on August 7th, 2011 in Photos

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We came from all points and converged in “The Big Easy.” It was the spring of 1968 and some time in New Orleans seemed like a sweet tonic for all of us.

Top of the Earth

Posted on August 4th, 2011 in Stories

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“We were here long before the Spanish came,” he said in a nonchalant way as if we had been visiting for hours. “And, we were here long before the Anglos.”

Woolaroc Buffalo Skull

Posted on July 31st, 2011 in Photos

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In January 1926 — about three months after oil tycoon Frank Phillips officially unveiled his new Woolaroc lodge at his ranch in Oklahoma — his first major shipment of animals — a herd of buffalo — arrived at the ranch. Phillips already had cattle grazing in the pastures, and a dozen buffalo were growing fat in a meadow, but he wanted more.

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Michael reads from his book “Songdog Diary: 66 Stories from the Road.”

Michael Wallis on TalkRadio 630 K-HOW

Posted on July 28th, 2011 in News

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Listen to Michael on TalkRadio 630 K-HOW as he discusses his new books and a whole lot more with Peter Boyles. Peter Boyles is a popular and controversial radio host in Denver, Colorado. Boyles can be heard on his morning drive-time talk show on 630 K-HOW in Denver and on khow.com. Boyles is also an [...]

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