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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…

Route 66 Alliance getting out of the festival business

Route 66 Alliance getting out of the festival business

A news release a few days ago reported the Route 66 Alliance and the National Historic Route 66 Federation had formalized their affiliation with each other and bring them under the umbrella of the fledgling U.S. 66 Highway Association. The…

Route 66 advocate named to Oklahoma Historians Hall of Fame

Route 66 advocate named to Oklahoma Historians Hall of Fame

Sally Bourne Ferrell of Chandler, Oklahoma, an early leader in the creation of the Oklahoma Route 66 Association and one of the champions in restoring a┬áhistoric armory┬áthat became the Route 66 Interpretive Center, was announced as an inductee to the…

After the Gasconade River Bridge rally may be the important part

After the Gasconade River Bridge rally may be the important part

A week from today, a group of Route 66 aficionados and historic preservationists will hold a rally to save the now-closed Gasconade River Bridge that carried old Route 66 near Hazelgreen, Missouri. The rally Saturday at the west end of…

Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program launches new, improved website

Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program launches new, improved website

The Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program, under the auspices of the National Park Service, on Monday announced the launch of a new website with a lot more features. Among the new goodies on the site: — A new National Park…

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