Route 66

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A hotel in Gallup, New Mexico that once hosted John Wayne and future U.S. President Ronald Reagan will use one of its buildings to house homeless respiratory patients.

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Congress has recessed for the holidays, and it has gone another year without passing legislation that would boost funding for Route 66.







Additional Funding Approved For Route 66 Visitor Center

Dec 16, 2019

Bernalillo County commissioners in New Mexico are planning to spend another $1.5 million to further support the construction of a visitor center along historic Route 66. The commission voted unanimously in favor of the allocation during a recent meeting.

Route 66 was once the Mother Road of America, bringing tourists and travelers to small towns along the path from Chicago to Los Angeles. But, as the road was replaced by Interstate 40, many towns lost those visitors and still struggle to stay afloat.

A national nonprofit says it will push for Historic Route 66 to be designated as a National Historic Trail.