Route 66 Preservation Foundation

Preserving the Mother Road

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Route 66 Preservation Foundation


Rt. 66 Preservation Foundation
Mission Statement

  • To this end we will develop a clear and specific "definition" of Route 66, and identify measures necessary to physically keep the road open; inventory, preserve and enhance its historic values; and realize its full potential as a cultural icon, catalyst for local economic development, and educational tool.

  • We will work within the Route 66 community in all eight states with a spirit of cooperation. We realize that Route 66 doesn't end at any city limits or even a state line and that any preservation effort affects the whole road.

  • We realize that no one person can do it all. It takes a concerted effort by many individuals and organizations; all with special talents, skills, and resources to preserve Route 66.

  • We are a Route 66 family and our goal is to educate the general public as to the wonderful treasure we have in our two-lane highways like Route 66.


John Steinbeck called Route 66 The Mother Road
in his book "The Grapes of Wrath"

The Grapes of Wrath People Looking for a Better Life

Route 66 was the Mother Road of hopes and dreams, of fun and adventure. It embodied the spirit of a nation on the move. Help preserve this spirit for generations to come.


Route 66 was and is the best of us, and perhaps even the worst of us, but it will always truly be a part of our American Dream...


Guy Randall on Route 66 with Mom and Little Brother in 1956

Cyber Tours of Route 66

Guy Randall ~ aka the Road Wanderer, web master for the Route 66 Preservation Foundation, has been an avid Route 66 explorer since he was just a wee one. In 2003 he accompanied Jim Conkle on the historic Route 66 Caravan as photo journalist and web designer providing a snapshot of the businesses and people along the road at that time. His own web site, Shadows of Old Route 66, is one of the most complete cyber journeys of Route 66 on the web. Come along for the ride!

Visit Shadows of Old Route 66:

Visit The 2003 Route 66 Caravan:


Route 66 Preservation Foundation
P.O. Box 290066
Phelan, CA 92329-0066
Phone: (760) 868-3320