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June 2016

Jim Jones Awarded President's Award

Our thanks to Pontiac, Illinois Tourism Director, Ellie Alexander, for the following story:

Jim Jones, one of the guiding personalities behind the Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum, was recently recognized by the Route 66 Association of Illinois for his years of service to the preservation, promotion, and history of America’s most famous road, Historic Old Route 66. Mr. Jones was honored with the Route 66 Association’s President’s Award for 2016. In making the award, Route 66 Association President, Cathy Stevanovich noted, “Thru thick and thin and all that has happened, Jim has persevered and [he] has been available as much as he can for us.” Jones was involved at the creation of the Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum located in Pontiac, Illinois. Since its opening in 2004, Jones and the Route 66 Museum have welcomed hundreds of thousands of visitors from across the globe. His knowledge of the Mother Road and its history has enlightened many, and his stories of growing up on “America’s Main Street” have entertained all who have been lucky enough to hear them.

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Jim & his Miata at the World's Largest Rocking Chair, Fanning, MO

Attention Motor Tour Participants! Directions to Chain of Rocks Bridge Starting Point

We won't be able to cross this historic bridge during our Motor Tour this year, but our event will begin at its Illinois side.

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