Threatt Filling Station makes America’s Most Endangered Historic Places list

The Threatt Filling Station and family farm near Luther, Oklahoma, made it onto the National Trust for Historic Preservation's annual list of 11 of America's most endangered historic places. The properties are threatened by deterioration, climate change, or inappropriate development. The good news is in the 34 years the National Trust has compiled the lists, … Continue reading Threatt Filling Station makes America’s Most Endangered Historic Places list

Missouri Route 66 president confronts MoDOT over its rejection of Gasconade Bridge proposal

The president of the Route 66 Association of Missouri on Tuesday confronted the Missouri Department of Transporation with its contradictions and accused the agency of acting "in bad faith" over the association's proposal to take over ownership and preserve the closed Gasconade River Bridge. According to a report from the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society, … Continue reading Missouri Route 66 president confronts MoDOT over its rejection of Gasconade Bridge proposal

National Trust partly takes up the mantle of Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program

The Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program ended last year, but the National Trust for Historic Preservation partially has taken up the cause of doling out cost-share grants. The National Trust program has earned the endorsement of the Route 66 Road Ahead Partnership and Kaisa Barthuli, the longtime executive director of the Route 66 Corridor Preservation … Continue reading National Trust partly takes up the mantle of Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program

Stories on Preserve Route 66 trip drew potential audience of 1.1 billion

The Route 66 Road Ahead Partnership a few days ago issued its third-quarter report. Among the interesting nuggets is the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Preserve Route 66 road trip generated more than 1,000 news stories and drew a potential audience of 1.15 billion. Here are the tidbits from the report: --- The National Trust's … Continue reading Stories on Preserve Route 66 trip drew potential audience of 1.1 billion

66,000 signatures sought for Route 66 National Historic Trail petition

The Route 66 Road Ahead Partnership and the National Trust for Historic Preservation this week announced a goal of 66,000 signatures for a petition supporting the designation of Route 66 as a National Historic Trail. The groups stated in a news released they want to meet that goal by Nov. 11, which is the widely … Continue reading 66,000 signatures sought for Route 66 National Historic Trail petition

How well did the National Trust’s Preserve Route 66 tour go?

A post shared by morgan vickers (@mrgnvckrs) on Jul 22, 2018 at 2:49pm PDT In early July, a young team from the National Trust for Historic Preservation began a month-long Preserve Route 66 tour to drum up support for congressional legislation to declare Route 66 a National Historic Trail. Using stops along the Mother Road … Continue reading How well did the National Trust’s Preserve Route 66 tour go?

Route 66 Road Ahead details progress so far, new projects ahead

The Route 66 Road Ahead Partnership recently released a second-quarter report on its accomplishments and future projects, including a just-announced partnership with the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association. Much of the Route 66 Road Ahead's energies have concentrated on the Route 66 Centennial Commission Act and the Route 66 National Historic Trail Designation Act, … Continue reading Route 66 Road Ahead details progress so far, new projects ahead

National Trust group to begins Route 66 tour today

A team from the National Trust of Historic Preservation -- including five young "Route 66 Roadies" -- will start a month-long tour of Route 66 to publicize the historic highway and lobby Congress to name it a National Historic Trail. The Preserve Route 66 journey began today in Chicago and concludes Aug. 3 in California. … Continue reading National Trust group to begins Route 66 tour today

National Trust places Route 66 on its endangered list

The National Trust for Historic Preservation on Tuesday included Route 66 among its annual 11 Most Endangered Historic Places list and urged Congress to name it as a national historic trail. It was the second time Route 66 made the National Trust's most-endangered list. A smaller part of the Mother Road made the list in … Continue reading National Trust places Route 66 on its endangered list

National Trust seeking roadies for Route 66 trip in July

The National Trust for Historic Preservation in July will launch a major cross-country campaign to promote and preserve Route 66, and it wants enthusiasts of the Mother Road to help. In essence, it's a way for Route 66 fans to travel the road for free. The organization said in its announcement: We’re looking for a … Continue reading National Trust seeking roadies for Route 66 trip in July