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3 hrs ago | Examiner.com
Springfield Illinois is just one of the cities along the iconic Route 66 . The route that stretched from Chicago to California was made famous with stops along the way as well as the television show and lyrics from Bobby Troup's song that says, "If you ever plan to motor west Travel my way, the highway that's the best.
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7 hrs ago | RiderMagazine.com
The view is looking along part of the 10-mile Ocean Drive in Newport, Rhode Island; this tasty bit of road is best ridden very early in the morning.
12 hrs ago | Springfield News-Leader
Driving to Halltown from Springfield on Historic Route 66 , you've probably noticed the ruins of a building on the northwest corner of the intersection with Farm Road 45. Through the large arched windows and doorways, you can see the small forest growing inside.
The city is looking to drive one of Albuquerque's oldest roads into the 21st century.
The Albuquerque City Council on Monday approved a redevelopment plan centered around the long-closed El Vado Motel and Casa Grande restaurant, reported Albuquerque Business First .
Did you know Chicago was named for a wild garlic plant? The only president born in Illinois was Ronald Reagan? The ferris wheel, processed cheese, the game of softball, the fly swatter, the upright silo and the automatic dishwasher were all invented by Illinoisans? You'll find these stories and hundreds more in Roadside History of Illinois , an ... (more)
The National Park Service administers the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program, which provides $286,000 annually in grants "to support the preservation of the most significant and representative historic Route 66 buildings, structures, road segments, and cultural landscapes in the eight states through which the route passes."
Two central Illinois communities, Atlanta and Pontiac, helped contribute to the goals of a Route 66 strategic round table convened by the World Monuments Fund on Nov. 20-21 at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, Calif.
The famous 1946 song that invites you to "Get Your Kicks on Route 66" praised the trip along the historic "Mother Road" that led drivers to more than just road-side discovery.
Northern Arizona's Grand Canyon Caverns, the largest dry caverns in the United States, are popular with visitors, and the surrounding area offers year-round recreational opportunities.
Following the dramatic analysis and statistics revealed through the Route 66 Economic Impact Study of 2012, World Monuments Fund convened a strategic roundtable to explore the sustainability of the highway as a cultural and recreational venue and an economic engine for the eight states the route passes through.
Analysis reveals the number of drivers in the 10-county metro area who report having crashed because of deer has dropped 20 percent.
Now, the iconic song by Bobby Troup is part of an exhibit at Oklahoma's Route 66 Museum in Clinton focusing on the music and artists who help bring the famed highway to life.