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On Saturday and Sunday, Route 66 enthusiasts will get a chance to take in a festival that runs some 80 miles long. The 4th annual Blue Carpet Corridor Festival, Miners, Mobsters and The Mother Road runs from Auburn, near Springfield, all the way to the Catsup Bottle in Collinsville. While much of the focus will be on horsepower and your usual Route 66 attractions, the event which features a number of towns along the route, there will be costumed characters reminiscent of famed 20th Century mobster Al Capone. Author Cheryl Eichar Jet says claims that Capone frequented Macoupin County like Carlinville and Benld (Buh-neld) are alive and well....
 

 

 
You can find out more at bluecarpetcorridor.org

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