Red Skelton - Pledge of Allegiance on Vimeo
In 1969, Red Skelton wrote and performed a monologue about the Pledge of
Allegiance. In the speech, he commented on the meaning of each phrase of the
pledge. He credited one of his Vincennes grammar school teachers, Mr.
Laswell, with the original speech. The teacher had grown tired of hearing
his students monotonously recite the pledge each morning; he then
demonstrated to them how it should be recited, along with comments about the
meaning behind each phrase. - Source Wikipedia
(Posted November 2020)
Welcome to the
U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association ®
Federal ID Number: 91-2136205
NOTE: All tax deductible donations received during
2022 will be use to help support our Student Internship Programs.
A $20.00 donation would be greatly appreciated.
You will receive a personal Letter of Appreciation from
US Route 6 Tourist Association for your donation.
Thank you! The Route 6 Team
In Memory of Curtis C. Roseman
February 3, 1941 - December 13, 2020
David W. Darby
It is with a profound sense of sadness that I announce the
passing of US Route 6 Historian Curtis "Curt" Roseman.
I first met Curt and his wife Elizabeth in 2007 as I started
preparing my book on the Iowa stretch of US Highway 6. They had
put together an excellent website that takes you on a tour of US
6 from end to end, state by state, county by county. I'm not
sure how many people crossed America's longest highway from end
to end, but Curt, with his wife Elizebeth by his side did it
Curt and Elizabeth were not only a great source of knowledge and
reference materials but also good friends. This is indeed a day
mixed with both sadness for our loss and gratitude for having
known Curt. We also pass along our most heartfelt condolences to
Elizebath Roseman. God Bless and Godspeed, Curtis Roseman. We
will miss you.
Web Site by Curtis Roseman
Route 6: The Longest Transcontinental Highway - U.S. Map
Curtis C. Roseman Obituary - Moline, Illinois ,
TrimbleFH@TrimbleGroup.com | Tribute Arcive
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Are You Ready?
One big beautiful mural of Historic U.S. Route 6 - Long Beach,
CA to Provincetown, MA.
Murals | Shoemaker's Travel Centerr
Shoemaker's Travel Center is
located in Lincoln, Nebraska. Definitely a "must" stop
for your bucket list.
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Above Picture by David Darby
Enjoy the beauty and adventure of exploring the Grand Old
Historic U.S. Route 6 is the oldest, longest and highest of the
old roads. The historic Highway is 3,652 miles long, with a high
point of 11,990 feet.
It runs from the waterfront in Long Beach, California through 14
states to the waterfront at Provincetown, Massachusetts which is
located at the tip of Cape Cod.
We are inviting you to be our eyes and ears and participate by
sharing with us information about community events in your Route
6 neighborhood. If the event is free and open to the general
public your story / information will be posted on our web site
free of charge.
Feel free to ask questions.
You don't have to live in a Route 6 state to be a member.
The fact is, nearly half of our SPONOSORS do not live in a Route 6
state. They are individuals and car clubs who simply
enjoy the adventure of exploring the old roads.
Let us keep you on the historic alignment!
Senior high school and college student
interns play a major role in our programs and activities.
We are all volunteers, either retired or keeping our day jobs.
Mentoring is the most rewarding part of what we do.
We definitely could use your financial tax deductible support!
We are inviting you to be our eyes and ears and
participate by sharing with us information about community
events in your Route 6 neighborhood. If the event is free and
open to the general public your story / information will be
posted on our web site in exchange for a $25.00 donation.
This is definitely the web site you need if you are looking for
some great U.S. Route 6 media coverage.
Please limit your correspondence to 750 characters. However, we
will accept links to related web sites or pdfs.
Just remember, we are a family oriented organization and
maintain the right to edit all material we receive.
We would also like to know about preservation and/or restoration
projects that may be of public interest. This would include most
everything from historic buildings to bridges, etc.
Contact Name, Address & Phone Number
Name of the Event, Description, Location & Date
Should you have any questions contact;
A $25.00 Tax Deductible Donation
Would be Appreciated!
Look forward to hearing from you!
A Transcontinental Journey Through Time on U.S. Route 6
An interview with Roger C. Bratt
Vice President - Program Development
National - U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association
A Transcontinental Journey Through Time on U.S. Route 6
NOTE: Money received from a Route 6 State can only be used to support the
programs and activities within the State from which it was received. All
other donations will be used to support our National - International
Marketing Programs on behalf of all the Route 6 States.
Meet Aprylle Gilbert
Recently Aprylle was appointed to the position of
Ambassador at Large on behalf of the U.S. Route 6 Tourist
Association. Many of you may remember Aprylle as the lady who in
2015 ran all 3,652 miles of the Grand Old Highway from the
waterfront in Long Beach, California to Provincetown,
Massachusetts which is located the tip of Cape Cod. She made the
run to raise money for a youth center in her home town.
Above; Don Doucette our Executive Director for
the State of Massachusetts presenting Aprylle the President's
Volunteer Service Award and Gold Medal.
The U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association provided the logistics for
this historic coast-to-coast run. Should you have any questions
or wish to contact Aprylle; Email:
Aprylle Gilbert: Coast to Coast for Kids | City of
Lancaster - YouTube
Aprylle Gilbert Arrives in Provincetown on Vimeo-Video
A high school student tour through McKean County, PA.
Turn on the sound and enjoy the video.
Take 6 -
Join the Route 6 Team!
Russ Lombard with his 1956 Cadillac Coupe deVille at the local A&W Cruise. Russ lives in Port Orchard, Washington.
Pictures by Mimi Fassio - April 06, 2016
(Above & Below)
Hunter, Executive Director of our new state division >
Ohio U.S. Route 6
Tourist Association .
(You can now visit the Ohio Facebook and Happening pages.)
Gary L. Hunter
Only with your financial support can we preserve the history of
the Grand Old Highway aka the Grand Army of the Republic
(Memorial) Highway. Become a sponsor or donate today! We are a
Not-for-profit IRS 501 (c) (3) "Public Charity".
Fed. ID: 91-2136205
The oldest, longest and highest of the old roads!
Guy R. Cook, Vice President - Webmaster
Effective February 14, 2022 by a vote of the Board of
Directors of the U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association, let it be
known that Guy R. Cook has been appointed to the position of
Vice President and that of official Webmaster for the
National - U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association.
Mr. Cook is also an official spokesperson on behalf of the
National – U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association.
NOTE: Mr. Cook has served as Webmaster on behalf to the
Association for over 20 years.
Meet Kim Koyle who has recently been appointed as our
Director of Economic Development (Cultural Preservation).
Kim is a talented graphic artist with interest in
Kim has a passion for preserving our American Heritage.
Her goal is to assist communities in making their dreams
Her current project is Eureka, Utah.
Here is an example of some of her before and after graphic
Eureka, Utah | Facebook
To learn more you can contact Kim at;
Kim - Roundup time at the Ranch!
Join the adventure of
exploring the old roads!
John Buchanan departed yesterday
August 19, 2013 on U.S. 20 from Boston's Kenmore
Square to travel across the U.S. to Newport, OR.
Then, south via the Pacific Coast Highway to
Long Beach, CA and then, east on U.S. Route 6 to
Pearsonville is a small Route 6 community of 17 people located in the upper Mojave Desert of California. The 30 Ft. tall Lady is aka the Uniroyal Gal is just one of those unique roadside attractions that take you down Memory Lane. She overlooks the Historic U.S. 6 alignment currently called Sterling Road.
(Thank you Lisa at Subway for the conformation!)
Pearsonville is also know as the "Hubcap Capital of the World".