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Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program announces grants for 2016

Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program announces grants for 2016

The Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program, under the auspices of the National Park Service, announced its cost-share grants for 2016. This year, the program awarded eight cost-share grants totaling more than $103,000 — mostly for renovations or preservation of historic…

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Reports from the European Route 66 Festival

Reports from the European Route 66 Festival

Author Jim Hinckley traveled earlier this month’s to European Route 66 Festival near Ofterdingen, Germany, on behalf of the city of Kingman, Arizona, and to represent the Route 66: The Road Ahead Initiative. He promised a report about his experiences and…

Jim Jones honored by Illinois Route 66 Association

Jim Jones honored by Illinois Route 66 Association

Jim Jones, a longtime volunteer at the Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum with a longtime personal history with Route 66 in Odell, Illinois, recently was honored with the President’s Award by the Illinois Route 66 Association. According to…

Close, but not quite there for Route 66: The Road Ahead logo

Close, but not quite there for Route 66: The Road Ahead logo

A few months ago, the Route 66: The Road Ahead Initiative asked people to send ideas for a new name and logo for the group. The initiative wanted “an easy to remember name and a quickly recognizable logo that reflected the…

Route 66: The Road Ahead Initiative wants a new name, logo

Route 66: The Road Ahead Initiative wants a new name, logo

The folks behind the Route 66: The Road Ahead Initiative are hoping someone in the community can come up with a new name and logo for the group with a contest. From the news release this week: The past two…

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…

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…

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