Texas’ Route 66 is now a nationally recognized state corridor.
Two sessions ago, Rep. Four Price introduced a bill to help make Route 66 though Texas an official historic corridor.
“I drafted this bill in an effort to highlight the significance of this section of the route, Route 66,” said Rep. Price.
It took some time, but today thanks to the Amarillo Convention and Visitor Council and the City of Amarillo, new signs were placed on the route through Amarillo to acknowledge the designation.
“The signage up here is a great thing for our region, our area, it brings a lot of people through Amarillo. It is just a fun piece of history to commemorate, it is pure Americana, it is a great thing for our region, a lot of super things to take in, see, places to visit,” added Rep. Price.
Dan Quandt with the Amarillo Convention and Visitor Council told us it is a big deal to have the signs because they will likely attract even more visitors.
“We have visitors from literally all over the world that come specifically to be a part of Route 66, it is that much of our history,” added Quandt.