Route 66 News

State honors Arizona Route 66 passport program

The Arizona Route 66 passport program received the prestigious Governor’s Tourism Award during the Governor’s Conference on Tourism earlier this month in Phoenix, reported the Williams-Grand Canyon News. The Arizona Historic Route 66 Passport, spearheaded by the Historic Route 66…

Joliet museum sees 50% jump in tourism

The Joliet Area Historical Museum in Joliet, Ill., reports a 50 percent rise in visitors since the 2008-2009 fiscal year, according to the Chicago Tribune. Guess what gets a good portion of the credit for the increase: About 16,000 people…

Williams may get a railroad museum next year

Tucked into this Arizona Republic story about a railroad buff is this intriguing excerpt: For years, Al Richmond has been collecting – schedules, pamphlets, photos, even locomotives – things that would tell railroad’s story as it unfolded in Arizona. […]…

A real Route 66 for Chevy’s Route 66 campaign

A few weeks ago, we told you about Chevrolet’s video contest for a new ad that will air during the Super Bowl.¬†Budding videographers can use any location, as long as it evokes the “spirit” of Route 66. Dakota Snider and…

Pontiac museum gets about 100 petroliana artifacts

The Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum in Pontiac, Ill., received a donation of petroleum memorabilia worth $10,000, according to a news release Tuesday from Pontiac Tourism. According to the release: The generous gift was made in memory…

About 12 post offices on Route 66 may be closed

In an effort to cut costs, the U.S. Postal Service announced today it is targeting more than¬†3,600 post offices across the country for possible closure, including about a dozen on Route 66. The USPS has created a full list of…

Book review: “Route 66 Adventure Handbook”

You can’t accuse Drew Knowles of resting on his laurels with the fourth, “turbocharged” edition of his “Route 66 Adventure Handbook” (456 pages, $19.95, softcover, Santa Monica Press, e-book available). In fact, so many good changes have been made since…

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