Route 66 Declared Endangered

1 decade 1 year 7 months ago Monday, June 11 2007 Jun 11, 2007 Monday, June 11, 2007 3:17:01 AM CDT June 11, 2007 in News
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) --The famed Route 66 is on a list on the world's most endangered landmarks because of years of neglect and commercial development. The World Monuments Fund is a nonprofit preservation group. It added the famous roadway to its list of 100 most endangered historic, cultural and architectural sites earlier this month. The list is compiled every two years. In its heyday, Route 66 stretched from Chicago to St. Louis and continued across the country to Los Angeles. But preservationists say landmarks along the roadway, including motels and sections of brick pavement, are steadily disappearing.

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