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On the Hill: Public Lands Policy Issues March Forward in Congress

The first half of 2021 saw substantial progress for preservation priorities and especially for public lands-related policy issues, with numerous bills advancing through the legislative process as the 117th Congress got underway. From civil rights legislation and federal designations, to annual...

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NTHP Route 66 Support Letter (May 2021)

Check out the endorsement letter from the National Trust for Historic Preservation for the Route 66 National Historic Trail Designation Act, which would establish a national historic trail to help preserve historic Route 66. #Advocacy #Route66 #congress

Route 66 - NTHP letter -May 2021.pdf


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Building Partnerships Along Route 66

The most enduring highway in our public consciousness, Route 66 represents a chapter in our history that continues to define the nation’s identity: the rise of the automobile and its implications of freedom, mobility, and a quintessential American story. From July 2 to August 3, 2018,...

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National Trust Testimony to Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (December 2018)

National Trust comments to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Subcommittee on National Parks for a legislative hearing on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 that supports three pieces of legislation: the Route 66 National Historic Trail Designation Act (S. 3609/H.R. 801), the...

NTHP Comments SENR SubCom Hearing 12-12-2018 FINAL.pdf


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Where Culture Meets Nature: Route 66 and the Landscapes of America

The most enduring highway in our public consciousness, Route 66 represents a chapter in our history that continues to define the nation’s identity: the rise of the automobile and its implications of freedom, mobility, and a quintessential American story. From July 2 to August 3, 2018,...

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What Will a Route 66 National Historic Trail Look Like?

By Aaron Mahr Yáñez This summer Route 66 is winding its way through the complex legislative process toward designation as a National Historic Trail (NHT). If the designation is achieved in 2018, it will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the U.S. National Trails System Act (NTSA), which...

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National Trust Endorsement of H.R. 66: Route 66 Centennial Commission Act

Check out the endorsement letter from the National Trust for Historic Preservation for H.R. 66, the Route 66 Centennial Commission Act, which was entered into the Congressional Record on the day the legislation passed the House with unanimous support. #NationalTreasure #Route66 #Advocacy

NTHP Letter H.R. 66 - Route 66.pdf


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Lessons from Route 66: Initial Challenges from the Road

Learn more about the Route 66 road trip . The most enduring highway in our public consciousness, Route 66 represents a chapter in our history that continues to define the nation’s identity: the rise of the automobile and its implications for freedom, mobility, and the...

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Preserving Route 66 as a National Historic Trail

By Morgan Vickers During summer 2018 the National Trust for Historic Preservation, together with the Route 66 Road Ahead Partnership and other Route 66 organizations, is conducting a major marketing campaign to support the permanent federal designation of Route 66 as a National Historic...

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