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U.S. senator who shepherded Route 66 legislation dies

U.S. senator who shepherded Route 66 legislation dies

Former longtime U.S. senator Pete Domenici of New Mexico, who introduced and shepherded several key pieces of Route 66 legislation, died Wednesday in Albuquerque after setbacks from abdominal surgery. He was 85. Several obituaries about the six-term Republican lauded him…

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Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program announces 2017 cost-share grants

Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program announces 2017 cost-share grants

The Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program on Thursday announced its annual cost-share grant awards, with seven grants totaling $98,137. This year’s grant awards are remarkable in their breadth, including neon-sign restorations, oral-history projects, a full assessment of Route 66’s bridges,…

Logo to promote Route 66 in Tulsa gets trademarked

Logo to promote Route 66 in Tulsa gets trademarked

A nonprofit group that aims to promote Route 66 in Tulsa recently had its logo earn trademark status from the U.S. government. Russ Roach, president of Route 66 Development Group Inc., last year applied for the trademark, which contains a…

Class of 2017 for Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame announced

Class of 2017 for Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame announced

The Route 66 Association of Illinois announced last month its three newest inductees to the Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame. The association inducts “people and places along Route 66 whose blend of hardy individualism and grassroots community spirit gave…

Route 66 Association of Illinois launches redesigned website

Route 66 Association of Illinois launches redesigned website

The Route 66 Association of Illinois recently launched a redesigned version of its internet site. According to an email from the association this week, the website contains: Easier navigation to site content Emphasis on the association’s mission and how to…

Route 66: The Road Ahead launches website, issues second-quarter report

Route 66: The Road Ahead launches website, issues second-quarter report

Route 66: The Road Ahead Partnership recently announced the launch of a new website, at route66roadahead.org. According to a news release from the nonprofit group: The purpose of the website is to assist in achieving the mission of the Road…

Restored Dell Rhea’s Chicken Basket neon sign is dedicated

Restored Dell Rhea’s Chicken Basket neon sign is dedicated

  The newly restored neon sign for Dell Rhea’s Chicken Basket restaurant along old Route 66 in Willowbrook, Illinois, was dedicated Monday afternoon with a relighting ceremony. About 200 people attended the event, which included a car show, live music…

Belgium Route 66 Association launches website, Facebook page

Belgium Route 66 Association launches website, Facebook page

The Historic Route 66 Association of Belgium announced on its new Facebook page Tuesday that it had launched a comprehensive website, as well. The association said on its Facebook page: The aim of the association is to promote Route 66…

Dutch Route 66 guidebook published

Dutch Route 66 guidebook published

Longtime Route 66 enthusiast Dries Bessels recently published a Dutch Route 66 guidebook as a fundraiser for the Dutch Route 66 Association. The book, which is in the Dutch language, contains more than 700 photographs and is 220 pages. Bessels…

Neon sign returns to Kingman’s Route 66 for first time in nearly 70 years

Neon sign returns to Kingman’s Route 66 for first time in nearly 70 years

This week, a neon sign on Route 66 in Kingman, Arizona, that was taken down during the late 1940s was returned to the Mother Road in the same city where it was erected. Route 66 author Jim Hinckley explained in…

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