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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…

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John Margolies roadside photos now available for download

John Margolies roadside photos now available for download

More than 11,000 photos of roadside America that John Margolies took during a nearly 40-year career now are available for download from the Library of Congress. The archive, which runs from 1972 to 2008, includes nearly 80 photos from Route 66.…

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…

Make sure you read the Never Quite Lost blog

Make sure you read the Never Quite Lost blog

Thanks to a Route 66er on Facebook, I stumbled onto the Blue Miller’s Never Quite Lost weblog, which takes deep historical dives into assorted landmarks on Route 66. Never Quite Lost — subtitled “The Road Goes On Forever” — launched…

Lebanon, Lacede County in Missouri launches new website

Lebanon, Lacede County in Missouri launches new website

The Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society of Missouri launched a new, comprehensive website this week. The website is here. According to a news release: You’ll find up-to-date news about Route 66 activities in “Today’s 66,” with historical articles and photos…

A high-speed trip on Route 66 through the Mojave Desert

A high-speed trip on Route 66 through the Mojave Desert

A dedicated driver known only by the name of Forgotten Hwy recently uploaded footage of drives on Route 66 through California’s Mojave Desert. These are quality, high-speed videos with annotations of towns, prominent crossroads and streets encountered on the Mother…

Illinois touts Route 66 to young people in new “Up for Amazing” campaign

Illinois touts Route 66 to young people in new “Up for Amazing” campaign

The Illinois Office of Tourism recently released its new “Up for Amazing” advertising campaign designed to draw tourists from the millennial generation and Generation X to the state. Route 66 features prominently in at least two of the 30-second ads. And…

Motel Safari in Tucumcari is up for sale

Motel Safari in Tucumcari is up for sale

The owners of the historic and nicely restored Motel Safari in Tucumcari, New Mexico, announced they have put the Route 66 property up for sale. Co-owner Richard Talley put the word out with a message on the Route 66 World…

A note to readers

If you have noticed periodic outages at Route 66 News in the past few weeks — especially this morning for nearly an hour — it’s because the website was subject to what appears to be brute-force attacks by other computers…

Route 66 Alliance working on Negro Motorist Green Book website project

Route 66 Alliance working on Negro Motorist Green Book website project

The Route 66 Alliance and Mike McUsic are working on a website to help pass along photos, stories and video about Route 66 sites listed in editions of the Negro Motorist Green Books from 1936 to 1964, plus plenty of…

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