U.S. Highway 66 was always different from other roads. During the decades it served American travelers, Route 66 became the subject of a world-famous novel, an Oscar-winning film, a hit song, and a long running television program.
Read about the history of Route 66 with The Highway and Its People and Father of Route 66.
I’ve just learned that Cy’s grandson, Cyrus Stevens Avery III, passed away this week. He was a lovely man, very helpful when I was researching my book and very supportive. Most recently, he was a key player in the effort to raise funds for the Route 66 Experience, a multi-media interactive museum in Tulsa. RIP Stevens. (check my blog for the article that appeared in Route 66 News. – sck)