Amarillo Unveils First Route 66 Sign

Jun 11, 2018

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Last week, Amarillo unveiled the first historic Route 66 sign along the famed route that traverses the city.

As The Amarillo Globe-News reports, State Sen. Kel Seliger and State Rep. Four Price were on hand to celebrate the sign’s reveal.

Dora Meroney is the president of the Old Route 66 Association of Texas, and she said she hopes to erect signs along the entire 178-mile stretch of the former highway in the panhandle.

She told the Globe-News that every sign costs $700. Meanwhile, U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry recently cosponsored a bill known as the Route 66 National Historic Trail Designation Act. The measure would ensure that the federal government can’t acquire any land along the former Route 66 without the owner’s consent.

The other eight states along the path of the former “Mother Road” have already honored their place along the route; Texas is the last state to do so.