Route 66 near First Street intersection, 1959 (From postcard) — in Tucumcari, New Mexico.

In Tucumcari, Route 66 has been known as Gaynell Avenue, Tucumcari Boulevard, and Route 66 Boulevard.

(Thanks to  Christian Mericle for the photo  information ! )

EXSISTED  

11 NOVEMBER 1926 - 26 JUNE 1985

179 MILES


The Blu Turtle    A  Member of the  Old Texas Route 66  Association .

Part Time Roadie & Historian.

 We Will be  traversing down as Much of our Texas Route 66 Roads  to retrace & dust off Forgotten Memories & Places 

 As our Panhandle  Weather permits..

 To see what was. As in no way a 'professional writer or  photographer . 

This page is  just to add a little Colour & Fun  to Memories  of the Mother Road.


Official Opening Chicago Illinois November 11th 1926..

On this site  there will be  already documented facts & history & links .


 Our personal pictures to  show where the Blu Turtle has traveled & researched Texas Route 66

and thru the Expertise of other Known Roadies

Our Primary Focus & Road trip Adventures are to Promote Texas Route 66

and all it encompasses & the stories  that are covered in dust,

And to hear the new ones & meet new 'Roadies; along the way.

 Our New friend Roamin' Rich had  'inspired me to  do the mini  Texas road trips in the Blu Turtle  ( my vw )

there's so much out there on the East & West  Direction's

It's Amazing & Inspiring...

To Meet  The  People  that have 'Been There  Done That 'Along the way

 When  you have the opportunity to be able to talk with these  People along the Route .

Is a Treasure in it's Self


 ~ Route 66 History Tidbits ~


*Route 66 had its Official beginnings in 1926 when the Bureau of Public Roads launched the nation’s first Federal highway system. Like other highways in the system, the path of Route 66 was a cobbling together of existing local, State, and national roads. The highway quickly became a popular route because of the active promotion of the U.S 66 Highway Association, which advertised it as “the shortest, best and most scenic route from Chicago through St. Louis to Los Angeles. *(https://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/route66/)

In 1990, the United States Congress passed Public Law 101-400, the Route 66 Study Act of 1990, recognizing that Route 66 had “become a symbol of the American people's heritage of travel and their legacy of seeking a better life." In accord with the legislation, the National Park Service conducted the Route 66 Special Resource Study to evaluate the significance of Route 66 in American history and to identify options for its preservation, interpretation, and use. This study led to the enactment of Public Law 106-45 and the creation of the National Park Service Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program. This program provides financial and technical assistance to individuals; nonprofits; local, State, tribal and Federal agencies; and others to help preserve the most significant and representative historic resources along the route for people to learn from and enjoy.

Clic  for the Route 66 of Texas page