Route 66 News

Preview: “A Ride Along the Lincoln Highway”

The Lincoln Highway is not Route 66. Instead of going from Chicago to L.A., it traverses the country from New York City’s Times Square to San Francisco. The Lincoln is 1,000 miles longer. And it predates the Mother Road by…

Going Dutch

Dries Bessels of the Netherlands has just created the Dutch Route 66 Association and has a Web site for it. The site contains plenty of photos, history of the route, and other information. Bessels, who’s driven the route by motorcycle,…

It’s an election year …

… so the presidential candidates both were on Route 66 in the same town on the same day. Democratic candidate Barack Obama held a rally at the University of New Mexico on Saturday evening. Earlier that morning, Republican candidate John…

Portion of original National Road found

This isn’t on Route 66, but still significant for lovers of historic highways. After all, we’re talking about the granddaddy of the entire bunch. From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: While excavating for construction of a new bridge overpass near the Brownsville…

Election Day for Atlanta

Nov. 4 is the day that Americans will choose a new president. It’s also the day in which the residents of Atlanta, Ill., are considering a property-tax hike to boost the operations of a new museum. From the Lincoln Courier:…

William Least Heat-Moon writes another road-trip book

Back in 1982, William Least Heat-Moon wrote one of the great books about the road, “Blue Highways: A Journey into America.” The 13,000-mile itinerary of “Blue Highways” didn’t follow Route 66. But the author’s willingness to explore the nation’s backroads…

So how much is the Illinois Route 66 plan going to cost?

The answer: no one knows. But the Chicago Sun-Times group attempts to fish for a few answers regarding an ambitious proposal to enhance the Route 66 experience in Illinois: … Ambrose said they are continuing to seek state and federal…

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