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In the News (Mon 17 Jun 19)

  
  Route 66   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Route 66 associations in the individual states transversed by the highway are active, too.
The rise of the interstate was the coup de grace for Route 66.
Route 66, decommissioned and almost defunct, was rediscovered as a continued on p.
www.safarimotorcoaches.com /adventures/archive/02febmarch/route.html   (2018 words)

  
 Illinois’ Route 66 Trail
More details on Route 66 past and present are available from the Illinois Route 66 Heritage Project (217-525-7980, www.illinoisroute66.org) and the Route 66 Association of Illinois (815-844-4566, www.il66assoc.org).
The Route 66 Trail User's Guide was produced by the League of Illinois Bicyclists (LIB) with the assistance of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and other partners on the Route 66 Trail committee.
Route selection was based on factors including proximity to the historic signed route, availability of off-road trails, roadway "bike-friendliness", accommodations, and points of interest.
www.bikelib.org /route66   (579 words)

  
 Shellee Graham - Route 66 Photographer and Exhibitor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
This exhibition of 66 fl and white and color photographs describes a journey that details the history of Route 66 and is the current project of photographer Shellee Graham.
This exhibit is a chronology of Route 66 and a tribute to timeless movement and to the people who live and work on its edges.
Route 66 became an escape route for Dust Bowl pilgrims, a thorough-fare for troop convoys bound for war and the most popular highway in the country for droves of tourists.
home.earthlink.net /~shellee66/sg.html   (340 words)

  
 Route 66 the Great American Highway
Route 66 was a lifeline through much of America, connecting the small midwestern towns of Illinois, Missouri, and Kansas, with the big cities of Los Angeles and Chicago.
To understand the history of Route 66 is to understand a little bit about ourselves, where we came from and where we hope to go in the future.
Route 66 is traditionally thought of as a east to west highway, the route from Chicago to LA. This web site is set up like that, as if you were going west on Route 66.
www.theroadwanderer.net /route66.htm   (1949 words)

  
 U.S. Route 66 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Route 66 was a major path of the migrants who went west, especially during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, and supported the economies of the communities through which the road passed.
One of the remnants of Route 66 is the highway now known as Veterans Parkway, east and south of Normal, Illinois, and Bloomington, Illinois.
In Missouri, Routes 366, 266, and 66 are all original sections of the highway.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Route_66   (4190 words)

  
 Route 66 Patrol - Law Enforcement on the Mother Road
Route 66 was the major link of Americas intercontinental commerce (both legal and illegal).
The Patrol is dedicated to the preservation of the history of Law Enforcement and Firefighting along the Historic Route 66 Corridor and to the promotion of a better understanding of the role which law enforcement and firefighting has within the community.
Route 66 Patrol, its members and volunteers play an active role in promoting educational events for participating departments in the eight states along this historic highway.
www.route66patrol.com /home2.htm   (403 words)

  
 Route 66 State Park - Home - Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites, MoDNR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Route 66 State Park showcases the history and mystique of a highway that has been called "The Main Street of America." The historic Route 66 has come to represent American mobility, independence and spirit of adventure, and the park has captured the essence of the highway in its displays and array of recreation options.
Located along the original Route 66 corridor, the nearly 419-acre park is a boon to park visitors who want to enjoy nature and see interesting historical displays showcasing Route 66.
It houses Route 66 memorabilia and interprets the environmental success story of the former resort community of Times Beach, which once thrived on the location of the park.
www.mostateparks.com /route66.htm   (214 words)

  
 Route 66 travel guide - Wikitravel
Route 66 was a historic highway in the United States extending from Chicago to Los Angeles.
Route 66 is one of the essential icons of America, both for Americans and for people abroad.
At the Y past Oatman, follow Old Route 66 south across the Warm Springs Wilderness to AZ 95 and follow this road to Topock and the junction with Interstate 40.
wikitravel.org /en/Route_66   (8984 words)

  
 Route 66, Arizona - Topock to Seligman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Route 66, between Chicago and Los Angeles, was named in 1926 but largely replaced by the more efficient interstate system during the 60s and 70s.
Despite this abandonment, Route 66 is still the main street of many towns, and several long parts of the original road do survive, such as through the Mojave Desert in California and a 65 mile section in New Mexico, just north of I-40 and through such small towns as Laguna, Grants and Prewitt.
Beyond Kingman, Route 66 crosses varied landscapes of sand, forest and scrubland for over 100 miles, through several small peaceful towns en route to I-40 near Ash Fork.
www.americansouthwest.net /arizona/route_66   (281 words)

  
 Route 66 Magazine > Home ( DNN 4.3.5 )   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
But by the early 1990s, the last order was up: Route 66 had long since been overrun by the military efficiency of the Eisenhower Interstate System and The...
Route 66 Magazine is your passport to the scenic beauty, charm, and spirit of America's most storied highway.
Route 66 enthusiast reveals his propensity for highway icons.
www.route66magazine.com   (283 words)

  
 The Route 66 Pulse - Online Newspaper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Those honored were chosen based on contributions to the preservation of Route 66 after Interstate 40 bypassed Kingman and other western Arizona towns in 1978.
This museum is a joint endeavor of The Illinois U.S. Route 66 Association and the city of Pontiac, Illinois.
As the Route 66 Pulse grows in public awareness and popularly, old and new friends along the Road are filling us in on lots of activities, especially projects aimed at preserving and expanding the Route 66 heritage.
www.route66pulse.com   (1384 words)

  
 Martin Mathis' Route 66 Photo Gallery And Essay
While you wait for the Photo Gallery to download you may want to pass the time with a Route 66 Essay I wrote and that was printed in the Route 66 News, the newsletter of the Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona.
Route 66 is the Mother Road and the Father of All Road Trips.
Route 66 U.S.A. Home of the International Route 66 Association in Lake Havasu City, AZ and the Route 66 Highway Patrol ("to protect and preserve").
www.lastbandit.com /rte66pix.html   (2180 words)

  
 Route 66 A Concise History
The diagonal configuration of Route 66 was particularly significant to the trucking industry, which by 1930 had come to rival the railroad for preeminence in the American shipping industry.
Among the most outstanding examples of the evolution of gas stations along Route 66 are Soulsby's Shell station in Mount Olive, Illinois; Bob Audettes' gas station complex in Barton, New Mexico; and the Tower Fina Station in Shamrock, Texas.
oute 66 and many points of interest along the way were familiar landmarks by the time a new generation of postwar motorists hit the road in the 1960's.
www.national66.org /66hstry.html   (1684 words)

  
 Route 66
Route 66 Literacy is a web-based service that provides literacy instruction for persons (adolescents and adults) with developmental disabilities and/or those who are learning to speak, read, and write English.
Route 66 is designed to help teachers and non-teachers (volunteers, parents) teach reading and writing.
Route 66 Literacy was introduced to a very excited audience at Closing the Gap on October 20, 2006.
www.route66literacy.org   (271 words)

  
 Kingman Arizona Tourism - Historic Route 66 Museum
The Route 66 Museum is truly unique in that it is a museum of history, housed in the unique and historical Powerhouse building, located in the “heart” of the longest remaining stretch of the 2400 miles that was Route 66.
We are located on Historic Route 66 in the Powerhouse Visitor Center in downtown Kingman, across from Locomotive Park and a block from the Mohave Museum of History and Arts.
The Route 66 Museum depicts the historical evolution of travel along the 35th parallel that became Route 66.
www.kingmantourism.org /route66museum   (188 words)

  
 Route 66 News
Having traveled Route 66 a few times, I often forget that people who’ve never traveled the northern part of the state don’t know that much of it is a land of pine trees and mountain air, not cacti and blistering desert.
One of them was Route 66, and the newspaper compiled a list of things to do on the Mother Road, where to eat and where to stay (although I wish it hadn’t chose a chain hotel in Kingman when historic mom-and-pops were available).
At least one Route 66 motel in Tucumcari benefited from all the closed interstates, reported the Albuquerque Tribune.
rwarn17588.wordpress.com   (4240 words)

  
 Route 66 photos
In the early 1900's the route was known as the National Old Trails Road.
In 1926 it became U.S. Highway 66, and within a decade was paved all the way from L.A. to Chicago.
It was bypassed by Interstate 40 in 1973, and the Route 66 designation was officially dropped in 1985.
digital-desert.com /route-66   (367 words)

  
 Route 66 TV Show / Route 66 : TVparty!
Route 66 produced many excellent hours of television, utilizing acclaimed directors like Sam Peckinpah and Arthur Hiller; featuring a galaxy of guest stars like Rod Steiger, Martin Sheen, Buster Keaton, Robert Redford, and a young Robert Duvall in a fairly realistic (for the time) portrayal of a heroin addict.
Route 66 was canceled in September of 1964 - as good as it was, the show may have lasted a couple of extra years just on the strength of the brilliant theme music by Nelson Riddle.
Maharis made headlines when he was busted in 1974 for engaging in a sex act with a male hairdresser in a public bathroom in LA; he had been arrested previously on a charge of lewd conduct after propositioning a vice-squad officer in a Hollywood restaurant restroom in 1967 but, hey, that could happen to anybody.
www.tvparty.com /route1.html   (1267 words)

  
 Route 66 in Arizona
One of the coolest Route 66 haunts is Julien's Roadrunner at 109 W. Hopi Drive.
The town was bypassed in 1984, and Route 66 was officially decommisioned as a federal highway.
Here an older Route 66 bridge was replaced with a newer one (N 35° 17.424' W 112° 43.951' Elev 5660 feet).
www.rjsmith.com /rt66-az-ew.html   (3511 words)

  
 Arizona Route 66
Route 66 was the gateway to the Grand Canyon State and adventure.
The history of the Native Americans, early pioneers, railroads, cattle drives, outlaws, and adventurers is forever entwined with the history of Arizona's Route 66.
With the advent of Route 66, tourism became a major economic resource along the old road.
www.theroadwanderer.net /route66AZ.htm   (759 words)

  
 Historic Route 66
The Cruisin' Hall of Fame may come and go with the Stater Bros. Route 66 Rendezvous, but the contributions from those inducted are visible year-round.
Attention classic-car owners: The Stater Bros. Route 66 Rendezvous Presented by Firestone is inviting you and other motorheads to bring your vehicles to California's largest cruisin' classic car show.
SAN BERNARDINO - Organizers of the Stater Bros. Route 66 Rendezvous Presented by Firestone are proud to announce its 2005 Cruisin’ Hall of Fame Inductees.
lang.sbsun.com /socal/route66   (747 words)

  
 Route 66 Caravan ~ America's Biggest Road Trip
Route 66 – sprinkled with mom ‘n’ pop diners, neon signs and funky roadside attractions – tells a compelling story of not only America’s historical move West, but of our country’s culture itself.
That’s why at age 62, Route 66 historian and preservationist Jim Conkle (often referred to as the modern day "Will Rogers of Route 66") is taking a 66-day pilgrimage across the U.S. to raise awareness about protecting the nation’s "Mother Road."
Guy Randall, Jim's friend, co-pilot and the 66 Caravan's webmaster has provided daily updates and digital photos of the points of interest visited along the road on this web site with the Route 66 Caravan Road Logs.
www.cart66pf.org /66caravan   (706 words)

  
 Route 66 Research Page
The route thus officially begins on Adams Street in Chicago, Ilinois and wends its way along 2,448 miles and thru eight states to terminate at the bluffs in Santa Monica, California overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Official deactivation of Route 66 in 1984 stirred up grass roots enthusiasm, and many state and local associations were formed, fancy signs installed, and now there are dozens of celebrations — outdoor fairs, antique car meets & parades, conventions — along Route 66 every year.
Along Route 66, circa 1954: A jazz-loving short order cook, a young AWOL soldier, the beautiful owner of a honky tonk saloon, and a crazy old desert rat propel Rick into danger from a gang of murdering thieves.
www.genordell.com /rickwalkerPI/route66.htm   (571 words)

  
 Welcome to the Route 66 Buzz
Route 66 became official on November 11, 1926, the day state and federal highway spokesmen mapped out interstate highway routes connecting the entire nation.
Route 66 was the 20th century version of the golden road to the promised land.
You'll find attractions along the entire route as you drive through the small towns where Route 66 had been an integral part of their downtown, sometimes even as their Main Street.
www.route66buzz.com   (491 words)

  
 Route 66 University - Maps, Photos, Business Listings, More.
Maps - dozens of maps are available of Route 66 at the regional, state, and local levels, at varying times in its history; many are available in PDF format so you can easily print them for your own next road trip
The extensive database of Route 66 news articles which used to reside in the old Community section of the website has now been made available again.
Route 66 University was chosen as an August 2005 “Site of the Day” by Komando.com
www.route66university.com   (928 words)

  
 18th Annual Stater Bros. Route 66 Rendezvous
The 17th Annual Stater Bros. Route 66 Rendezvous was a blast!
The Route 66 Rendezvous attracted over 500,000 car enthusiasts who in turn enjoyed the awesome cars, food, vendors, sponsors and live entertainment over the four days and three nights of cruisin' fun.
Until then check-out the Gallery for this year's event photos and bookmark this website to stay up-to-date with the latest information on the making of the 18th Annual Stater Bros. Route 66 Rendezvous.
www.route-66.org   (253 words)

  
 Route 66 Association of Arizona
Every year, the Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona invites you to participate in the "Annual Route 66 Fun Run." First held in 1988, the Fun Run has attracted people from all over the U.S. and many foreign countries.
From here, Historic Route 66 is designated a Scenic Back Country Byway, and winds down to the edge of the Colorado River and the Arizona/California border.
Registration for the 20th Annual Route 66 Fun Run is $50.00 before April 4, 2007, or $55.00 after - 2007 Fun Run Registration Form.
www.azrt66.com   (346 words)

  
 Route 66 Recommissioning Initiative - Intro
U.S. Highway 66 is part of our very national identity, a little bit like baseball or apple pie.
Route 66 is not just any ordinary route number.
Highway 66 deserves to be put back on the Nation's road atlases.
www.bringbackroute66.com   (102 words)

  
 The Mother Road: Historic Route 66 - Turn by Turn Road Description
Route 66 stands for the being on the road feeling
As Route 66 doesn't appear on modern maps anymore, one needs a good description before heading out on the old 2-lane highway.
Printing this description can take a lot of time, so you might want to consider buying commercially available alternatives such as the 8 map set and the EZ66 guide to take along on your trip.
www.historic66.com /description   (142 words)

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