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Arizona unveils Mother Road Bucks

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

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Man to form United Kingdom Route 66 Association

Man to form United Kingdom Route 66 Association

A side trip to Williams, Arizona, during the 1980s inspired a British man to form a United Kingdom Route 66 Association after he finishes participating in this May’s annual Historic Route 66 Fun Run. Peter Campbell-McBride, CEO of Medinform Publishing, told the…

Final 2015 report of Route 66: The Road Ahead Initiative panel released

Final 2015 report of Route 66: The Road Ahead Initiative panel released

The steering committee of the Route 66: The Road Ahead Initiative last week issued a final report of what it did in 2015 and what it hopes to carry out in 2016. You can read the entire 13-page report here.…

California Route 66 group may partner with Needles group

California Route 66 group may partner with Needles group

The California Historic Route 66 Association is examining the possibility of a permanent partnership with the Needles Downtown Business Alliance in Needles, California. Sharon Foster of the California association attended a meeting of the alliance earlier this month, reported the…

Jim Hinckley presentation will help neon-sign initiative

Jim Hinckley presentation will help neon-sign initiative

Author Jim Hinckley of Kingman, Arizona, has done his share of tours and presentations about the history of Route 66. However, at 5 p.m. Jan. 16, the proceeds from his “Armchair Tour Along Route 66 — The Main Street of…

Oklahoma senator targets Route 66 program as wasteful

Oklahoma senator targets Route 66 program as wasteful

The good news is U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, long an enemy of the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program, retired early this year. The bad news is his successor, Sen. James Lankford, has picked up Coburn’s schtick and is calling…

Report on Route 66: The Road Ahead workshops released

Report on Route 66: The Road Ahead workshops released

A series of workshops convened last summer by the Route 66: The Road Ahead Initiative’s steering committee to help map out Route 66’s future. More than 300 people attended meetings held in several states. Bill Thomas, chairman of the committee,…

Kingman Route 66 Walk of Fame inductees announced

Four inductees for the Route 66 Walk of Fame in Kingman, Arizona, during the Best of the West on Route 66 Festival on Sept. 25-27 recently were announced. The inductees also will be recognized as King of the Road, an…

Times, places of Route 66: The Road Ahead workshops announced

Times, places of Route 66: The Road Ahead workshops announced

A couple of weeks ago, the Route 66: The Road Ahead initiative announced a series of collaborative workshops in seven cities in July. This week, the initiative provided times and places for each workshop: — Tuesday, July 21, Springfield, Illinois,…

Route 66 association formed in Japan

Route 66 association formed in Japan

Several Route 66 aficionados in Japan over the weekend officially formed the Route 66 Association of Japan — adding to the list of nations that have groups devoted to the Mother Road. The association in Japan is a nonprofit, and…

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