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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Route 66 On National Endangered List

Above, a section of Route 66 near the Arizona-New Mexico border. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Life takes many strange turns, it seems.

While I am basking in my RV's air conditioned splendor at the Route 66 RV Resort in Albuquerque, New Mexico, The Guardian (U.K.) has posted an article on efforts to save what remains of Route 66.

They wrote:
Believe it or not, there is a way for Donald Trump to unite the country – by saving the famous Route 66, which has been placed on a list of America’s most endangered historic places.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation, a heritage charity, has placed the famed highway on its 2018 list of the 11 most at-risk sites. The Trust highlights architectural and cultural spots it deems in danger from development or neglect. 
Route 66 is up for designation as a national historic trail, which the Trust says would bring “recognition and economic development” to historic sites along the famous road. In order to declare the road a national historic trail, and therefore officially protected, the US Senate would have to pass legislation and Trump would have to sign it. 
But time is running out: Trump must sign any bill – something surely everyone could get behind in these divided days – before the end of the year.

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