Happy 4th of July! As we celebrate the United States today, we hope you’ll take a moment to advocate for the country’s most iconic road, Route 66.
From neon signs and vintage diners to quirky landmarks and classic cars on an open stretch of highway, Route 66 is an enduring piece of Americana that continues to define the nation’s identity.
In 2026, the “Mother Road” will celebrate its centennial anniversary, and what would be a better birthday gift than official designation as a National Historic Trail?
This designation would help spur critical preservation efforts in the hundreds of communities that call it home, and most importantly, it will help preserve Route 66 as a vital, iconic, and evolving piece of Americana for generations to come.