Monday, January 11, 2016

News from Along Route 66-- December 2015: Scotland's "North Coast 500" and Route 66's Length

These news items are taken from Ron Warnick's Route 66 News site.  I just mentions ones I'm interested in and if you would like to see the whole thing, go to the site.

DECEMBER 4--  The North Coast 500" is Scotland's answer to Route 66.  It follows a circular route along Scotland's coast.  There would have to be a lot of beautiful scenery.  And, this new concept definitely will help tourism.

DECEMBER 8TH--  What is the length of Route 66?

It is commonly cited as being 2,448 miles.  Stefan Joppich's research says that with bypasses, the length dropped to 2,278 by 1948.  Another estimate has it at 2,387 miles.  If that is so, that would put the midpoint at what is left of Glen Rio on the Texas/New Mexico border, not in Adrian, Texas.

Regardless, it is lots and lots of sweet miles.


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