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South Pasadena to paint Route 66 shield on road near Fair Oaks Pharmacy

The city of South Pasadena, California, and the California Historic Route 66 Association on Saturday will paint a large Route 66 shield onto Fair Oaks Avenue in front of Fair Oaks Pharmacy. The ceremony that will mark the recent 90th anniversary…

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Route 66: The Road Ahead, 2/21/2017 update

Route 66: The Road Ahead, 2/21/2017 update

The Route 66: The Road Ahead partnership has pledged to periodically send updates about the group’s activities. Here is the latest news release, lightly edited, below the fold:

Tips for Route 66 tourism success

Tips for Route 66 tourism success

The Macoupin County Enquirer-Democrat published a comprehensive report about two experts giving a presentation in Gillespie, Illinois, about how to parlay Route 66 into tourism dollars. The experts were Bill Kelly, executive director of the Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway,…

Congressman introduces bill to make Route 66 a National Historic Trail

Congressman introduces bill to make Route 66 a National Historic Trail

A congressman from Illinois has introduced a bill that would designate Route 66 as a National Historic Trail under the auspices of the National Park Service. U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood (R-Ill.) recently introduced bill H.R. 801 to amend the National Trails System…

2017 cost-share grant season has begun

2017 cost-share grant season has begun

The 2017 season to apply for a Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program cost-share grant has begun, and applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. Mountain time April 3. According to the cost-share grant page: The Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program provides…

Fundraiser aims to ship dying artist’s Route 66 miniatures to U.S.

Fundraiser aims to ship dying artist’s Route 66 miniatures to U.S.

An artist of Route 66 miniatures is dying, and Dries Bessels, chairman of the Dutch Route Association, is raising money so he can ship those miniatures to the United States. Willem Bor of the Netherlands, who in recent years has made…

Illinois Route 66 motorcycle license plate goes on sale

Illinois Route 66 motorcycle license plate goes on sale

The state of Illinois now is selling a Route 66 license plate made specially for motorcycles. Revenues from the new plate go to the Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byways fund, which helps preserve and promote the old road in the…

Route 66: The Road Ahead update, 12/24/2016 edition

Route 66: The Road Ahead update, 12/24/2016 edition

Bill Thomas of the Route 66: The Road Ahead recently requested that regular updates about the group’s activities be posted on Route 66 News. I agreed to do so on a monthly or bimonthly basis. Here is the second report, printed in…

Arizona unveils Route 66 license plate

Arizona unveils Route 66 license plate

Starting tomorrow, the state of Arizona will begin selling an Arizona Route 66 license plate. Arizona Department of Transportation’s Motor Vehicle Division on Monday will take orders for the plates at this website. Specialty plates typically cost $25 a year,…

Educators, Route 66 can use your help

Educators, Route 66 can use your help

Calling all educators who used Route 66 in their curriculum: The Route 66: The Road Ahead Initiative wants to hear from you. University of New Mexico professor and author David Dunaway is serving as chairman of the initiative’s Research &…

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