Bristow may be home to only a few of the 2,400 plus miles of Route 66, but its role in the heritage of our town has been a big one. Now new legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives may just spark a major renewal of The Mother Road – in our case Main Street Bristow.
Here’s the story from the website TheConversation.com:
Could new legislation lead to a Route 66 economic revival?
The 2,448 mile-long highway that once wound from Chicago, Illinois, to Santa Monica, California, may soon have a new title: National Historic Trail.
On June 5, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to amend the National Trails System Act in order to officially designate Route 66 a National Historic Trail. Assuming the Senate takes up the legislation, Route 66 will join other federal historic trails – such as the California and Oregon Trails – recognized as migration routes historically significant to the development of the nation. READ THE REST OF THE ARTICLE