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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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Route 66: The Road Ahead update, 12/3/2016 edition

Route 66: The Road Ahead update, 12/3/2016 edition

Bill Thomas of the Route 66: The Road Ahead Initiative asked whether regular updates about the group’s activities could be posted on Route 66 News. I agreed to do so on a monthly or bimonthly basis. Here is the first…

Fran Eickhoff plaque being moved to Missouri Hick Bar-B-Q

Fran Eickhoff plaque being moved to Missouri Hick Bar-B-Q

A plaque commemorating longtime Route 66 business owner Fran Eickhoff is being moved from Fanning 66 Outpost to the Missouri Hick Bar-B-Q restaurant in Cuba, Missouri, after the former closed. The plaque will be re-dedicated by the Route 66 Association of…

Several vintage signs soon will be restored in Kingman

Several vintage signs soon will be restored in Kingman

The Route 66 Association of Kingman has begun the restoration of several historic neon signs and created new signs for businesses in Kingman, Arizona. According to a recent news release from the association: Through a partnership with Legacy Signs, they…

Route 66 Commission wants more tourists in Tulsa

Route 66 Commission wants more tourists in Tulsa

The newly formed Route 66 Commission in Tulsa met for the first time Tuesday and vowed first to beef up tourism numbers. According to a report about the meeting from Tulsa Public Radio, less than 2 percent of Route 66…

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…

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…

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