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Preservation commission declares Route 66 “endangered”

Route 66 outside of Oatman, Arizona. Photo by Vicente Villamon.

With blue skies back and asphalt beckoning, thoughts naturally turn to the road and what’s around that next bend. If your lucky, that next bend is a stretch of America’s most iconic road, Route 66. I needn’t go into the historic record and cultural significance of “The Mother Road,” we all pretty much know the tale. What you may not know about are the efforts to preserve this important piece of the American pie. We came across this interesting item during our daily stroll through the web. It happens to be timely given our recent refresh of the “Route 66: Dream of the Mother Road” exhibit. It began with vintage station wagons in 2015. Hot rods entered the spotlight in 2016. This year, convertibles take center stage. Be sure to check it out on your next visit to America’s Car Museum.

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