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Route 66 News Website Launches Top 10 Icons of Route 66 Poll

Our colleague at Route 66 News, Ron Warnick, has posted a poll where you can vote for the Top 10 icons of Route 66. We are pleased to note that several Illinois attractions are on the list. Here is the criteria (quoted from the website) that Ron has developed:

"— A nominated icon must be a specific place. So specific, in fact, you can track it down via one set of GPS coordinates. So overly broad nominees, such the 90-mile stretch of old 66 in western Arizona, are ineligible.

They must be on or relatively close to Route 66. Popular side trips that need only a short drive time — such as Totem Pole Park in Oklahoma — are eligible. However, hour-plus jaunts such as the Grand Canyon National Park or Las Vegas are far too afield.

It must be easily accessible. That leaves off places such as the Painted Desert Trading Post, which is on private property and tough to visit without four-wheel drive. Unfortunately, that also leaves off Bill Shea’s Gas Station Museum, which is fenced off and its future in limbo. Perhaps Shea’s will make the list on a future poll.

It must have a decent chance to win. I’m sure a few folks will be irked I left off a few of their favorites. I have a few I left off the list because I know they have no chance to garner enough votes. But if there is an obvious contender I overlooked, you can add it to the list. Be advised I can cut it if it doesn’t meet the above criteria."

Voting concludes on December 31st. Thanks to Ron for this opportunity for people to have some input on this very important issue! Visit the Route 66 News website (www.route66news.com) to vote and for more details.