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Meeting will discuss Route 66’s future in Illinois July 28, 2007

Posted by Ron Warnick in Attractions, Preservation.
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The Illinois Route 66 Heritage Project and Pontiac tourism are hosting a meeting at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Pontiac’s City Council chambers to get opinions on how to guide the historic highway’s future in Illinois, reports the Bloomington Pantagraph.

The meeting … will help develop the “interpretive master plan” with Schmeeckle Reserve Interpreters, a Wisconsin company hired by the Heritage Project.

The meeting is designed to give the firm a better understand of what people want to see in the future along the local stretch of Route 66.

“The plan will basically say how to interpret the highway in the future and how to build or capitalize on it,” said Patty Ambrose, executive director for the Heritage Project.

Illinois has taken the lead in several aspects of Route 66 tourism, including a good preservation program and excellent signage along the various alignments. It’ll be interesting to see what the locals and the Heritage Project come up with during the meeting.

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