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Presentations set for California Route 66 project

The California Preservation Foundation and the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program have announced several informational presentations across the state about their joint project about Route 66.

From the news release:

The informational presentations on the status of the California Route 66 study will be held October 12-14, 2010. CPF and NPS are encouraging the public to attend to provide their input and share personal observations and experiences regarding Route 66. The public and all interested parties are invited to learn about the project and how it can benefit Route 66 communities at one of the following community presentations:

Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 6 p.m.
Echo Park Branch Library
1410 W. Temple St.
Los Angeles,  CA 90026

Wednesday Oct. 13, 2010 at 6 p.m.
California Route 66 Museum
16825 S D St.
Victorville, CA 92395

Thursday October 14, 2010 at 5:30 PM
Wagon Wheel Restaurant
2420 Needles Highway
Needles, CA 92363

“We are eager to receive feedback from all Route 66 enthusiasts, historians and community leaders on the information that has been collected to date; the types of resources, and themes developed for the US Highway 66 in California Multiple Property Documentation Form,” said Jennifer Gates, Field Services Director for CPF.

The groups seek to put together the first comprehensive study of Route 66 in California. Such a study will make it easier to list properties on the National Register of Historic Places and give such properties more protection.

3 thoughts on “Presentations set for California Route 66 project

  1. Scott Piotrowski

    I think it’s important to note that due to the complex and convulated nature of Route 66 in California, especially over the last 70 or so miles as you head west, this first stage of the study will not be comprehensive. It does, however, set a great stage for the next round of work as future funding becomes available, as it will lay the groundwork for a complete, mile-by-mile, study.

    In the meantime, this first-stage study is being very well organized by Mead & Hunt with the support of the National Park Service and hopefully will result in what we all KNOW must happen next, a complete and comprehensive study.

  2. Sal Paradise

    I was checking to see if this would bankroll extending the Santa Monica pier to Hawaii in order to expand the reach of Route 66 now that it’s end has been pushed out (to the Pier).

    Just kidding, of course.

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