End of an era: Yahoo! will scale back Route 66 group

Yahoo! recently announced it will stop allowing uploads of content on all its Yahoo Groups -- including the once-seminal and 20-year-old Route 66 group -- on Oct. 28 and remove all uploaded content in mid-December. One of the group's longtime members and moderators, Mike Ward, passed along the news Monday and posted a Yahoo link … Continue reading End of an era: Yahoo! will scale back Route 66 group

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Chicago Route 66 expert writing his memoirs in serialized form

David G. Clark, known as the Windy City Road Warrior for his extensive knowledge of Route 66 in Chicago, is offering people a chance to read his in-progress memoirs in emailed, serialized form. Clark said he'll be sending out sections of the book by email every two or three weeks. The first installment was sent … Continue reading Chicago Route 66 expert writing his memoirs in serialized form

Grandson of Cyrus “Father of Route 66” Avery dies at 85

Cyrus Stevens Avery II, grandson of Cyrus "Father of Route 66" Avery and a supporter in the ongoing quest to build the Route 66 Experience museum complex in Tulsa, died Tuesday. He was 85. Ken Busby, executive director and CEO for the Route 66 Alliance in Tulsa, posted this message on Facebook on Wednesday: We … Continue reading Grandson of Cyrus “Father of Route 66” Avery dies at 85

Federation discontinues “Route 66 Dining and Lodging Guide”

The National Historic Route 66 Federation a few months ago quietly discontinued publication of its "Route 66 Dining and Lodging Guide" book after almost 20 years. Federation Chairman David Knudson announced the decision in a brief post on the semi-private Route 66 yahoogroup last week. The 17th and last edition of the spiral-bound "Route 66 … Continue reading Federation discontinues “Route 66 Dining and Lodging Guide”

Route 66 Alliance getting out of the festival business

A news release a few days ago reported the Route 66 Alliance and the National Historic Route 66 Federation had formalized their affiliation with each other and bring them under the umbrella of the fledgling U.S. 66 Highway Association. The merger between the two organizations was announced months ago, as was the revival of the … Continue reading Route 66 Alliance getting out of the festival business

Panel may advocate designating Route 66 a National Historic Trail

A national committee of Route 66 advocates is exploring the possibility of lobbying the federal government to permanently designate Route 66 as a National Historic Trail under the auspices of the National Park Service, according to a news release Monday from the group. The group, which now calls itself Route 66: The Road Ahead Initiative, … Continue reading Panel may advocate designating Route 66 a National Historic Trail

Cyrus Avery’s grandson weighs in on merger

The Tulsa World published a follow-up to the merger Jan. 5 of the National Historic Route 66 Federation and the Route 66 Alliance into the U.S. 66 Highway Association. And look who was in a video made by the newspaper -- the grandson of Cyrus Avery, who helped found the U.S. 66 Highway Association in … Continue reading Cyrus Avery’s grandson weighs in on merger

Two national Route 66 associations merge into one

The National Historic Route 66 Association and the Route 66 Alliance have merged into one group as the previously disbanded U.S. 66 Highway Association, according to a news release Monday afternoon. Here is the news release: Tulsa, OK, January 5, 2015 – Dormant since the 1970s, the original and most influential Route 66 organization, the … Continue reading Two national Route 66 associations merge into one

Route 66 Alliance and Federation may merge

Looking over the emails and posts that trickled in from the recent "Route 66: The Road Ahead" roundtable, it seems the most newsworthy thing from it is a possible merger of the Route 66 Alliance and the National Historic Route 66 Federation. A merger may take months of talks. Or it may not happen at … Continue reading Route 66 Alliance and Federation may merge