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A Route 66 specialty plate on Route 66.

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Backers hope Route 66 historic designation can drive tourism

"Fifteen, 20 years ago the population was dwindling and we decided we had to do something," Hall said.

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Funds for Route 66 towns may be at risk

Route 66 may be dropped from a National Park Service preservation program, which would end years of efforts aimed at reviving old tourist spots in struggling towns.

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Arizona gives Route 66 a license plate

Historic Route 66 specialty license plates are now available with funds going toward historic highway preservation efforts.