It Has Been Almost 100 Years Of Rt. 66; Texas Already Celebrating
The iconic Mother Road, Route 66, is awfully close to crossing a major milestone. In less than three years, it will be celebrating 100 years of travel, history, and memories.
Even though the official centennial is still just under three years away, Texas is already celebrating.
Route 66 In Texas
I grew up in Oklahoma along Route 66. As a child, I was told stories of lost gold, outlaws, and road trips of epic proportions. I don't know why I was so surprised that the Texas stretch of Route 66 also contains a fascinating and rich history.
100 Years Of Route 66 Celebration Starts Early
Officially, Route 66 won't celebrate crossing the centennial line until 2026. The Mother Road was established on November 11, 1926.
Less than 3 years remain before the big day.
That hasn't stopped the Old Route 66 Association of Texas from celebrating early. They're already celebrating in style.
Ordering the whole set is one thing. The impressive, and more fun, way to get your collection will be to eventually visit each of the stops.
Still A Lot Of Life Left In The Old Road
There's still plenty of life left in Route 66, even at almost 100 years. The Mother Road is keeping up with the times.
Remember the Tesla charging stations we found in Shamrock, TX at the U Drop Inn? Come to find out, the Texas Old Route 66 Association was behind that.
They've been behind a lot of the efforts to keep the history alive. And they're doing a great job of it.
Also, there were rumors recently that Glenrio, TX could be getting a new lease on life. Supposedly a group of investors were eyeing the town and thinking about developing it back up. One might assume it has something to do with recent "developments" in New Mexico.
It would be like in Glenrio's golden age when people popped back and forth across the state line to have a beer.
Keep an eye on the Old Route 66 Association of Texas as we get closer to the centennial. I'd be willing to wager there will be some big events celebrating the Mother Road's 100 year anniversary.