Celebrate the U.S. by Supporting National Historic Trail Designation for Route 66

July 4, 2023

Route 66 in Oatman, Arizona.

photo by: David Kafer

Historic Route 66 near Oatman, Arizona

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.

Urge your Congressional representative to support the bill designating the Route 66 National Historic Trail (H.R. 4338) and help ensure House passage this year.

Join us for PastForward 2023, the historic preservation event of the year. Registration is open!

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