Arizona unveils Mother Road Bucks

The Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona is issuing Mother Road Bucks that will be accepted at Route 66 gift shops and attractions in the state.

2016 Mother Road Buck front

2016 Mother Road Buck reverse

The Mother Road Bucks were issued to mark Route 66’s 90th anniversary.

Each Mother Road Buck is worth $1 and can be picked up at several Route 66 businesses in Arizona and spent at another.

More from the news release:

“People can also keep them as souvenirs, like a Disney Dollar, or give them to family and friends” says Association Director of Operations Jan Davis. “It’s a little reminder of a time when a Buck really meant something.”
The Buck is designed in an Art Deco style using fonts and graphics of the era that minted the Mother Road.  A copper “ONE” is imprinted on the front of the note, celebrating Arizona as the Copper State. It also features a famous photo of brothers Angel and Juan Delgadillo sitting in the middle of The Road, symbolizing the day U.S. Highway 66 was decommissioned and traffic stopped. Angel, internationally known as The Barber on Route 66, has been the voice of the famous highway since co-founding the Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona in 1987, and still serves as President Emeritus.
The reverse side of the note illustrates the Historic Kingman Powerhouse, which is both the headquarters of the Association and the first renovation project funded by their efforts. It also names the towns along the original 1926 alignment of Route 66 in Arizona.

Mother Road Bucks are available at these Arizona businesses:

  • Angel & Vilma Delgadillo’s Memorabilia Gift Shop, Seligman
  • Grand Canyon Caverns, Peach Springs
  • Powerhouse Visitors Center, Kingman
  • Kingman Railroad Museum
  • Desert Diamond Distillery, Kingman

Those who want to learn more about the Mother Road Bucks should visit the association’s website here or call (928) 753-5001. The bucks can be ordered from the association in books of 20 by calling the association.

(Image of Mother Road Bucks via the Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona)

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