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A Special "Thank You" To:

Thomas Schoeny of
Redondo Beach, CA

MEMBERS

Experts in Leather, Plastic & Vinyl Restoration
WEB SITE
Leather Repair, Vinyl & Plastic Restoration - Fibrenew West


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Julie C. Lombard, Owner
JCLProductionarts

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The City of

Lancaster, CA

(Founding Member)


City of Lancaster | Home

SPECIAL OFFER!
With a two year  membership you will receive a signed copy of the above Children's Book by Julie Lombard.


Los Angeles County-Arts & Recreation-Events Calendar
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Northrop Grumman Corp.




Lancaster Body and Frame


Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Desert

NOT-FOR-PROFITS
"Public Charities"


Food Pantry 
The Salvation Army

 

California U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association
A Division of the National U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association,
a Not-for-profit IRS 501 (c) (3) "Public Charity".

Dedicated to preserving our American Heritage and Economic Development on behalf of inner cities, small towns and rural communities located along all 3,652 miles of the Grand Old Highway.


COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES
PRESENTS

2019 Glendale Movie Night

The Marina Movie Nights 2019 season is underway. Pack your picnic baskets and bring the family to Burton Chace Park on select Saturday nights to enjoy our free outdoor movie screenings – by the water and under the stars!

Movie Lineup:

July 27 – Crazy Rich Asians (PG 13)
August 10 – Black Panther (PG 13)
September 7 – Wizard of Oz (PG 13)
September 14 – Mean Girls (PG 13)
September 21 – Solo: Star Wars (PG 13)
September 28 – Beetlejuice (PG 13)

PARKING:
Closest parking is located at Marina Parking Lots #4 and #5. Click here for a full list of lots and rates.

For more information, please call (424) 526-7900.

Click here for a printable version of the Marina Movie Nights flier.

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BLVD Farmers Market | Lancaster, CA | Destination Lancaster

 

WELCOME TO THE
FARMERS' MARKET IN
BIG PINE, CALIFORNIA

Nawanaki-Ti Farmers Market - Home

For those of you who are exploring the 6, be sure to include in your plans a stop at the Nawanaki-Ti Farmers' Market.

Great opportunity to meet and talk with the locals, and at the same time resupply with fresh goodies for your trip along the

Grand Old Highway.

Since many of our members are visitors from another country, they should take advantage of some cultural exchange. This stop could definitely be an educational experience.

Item of Interest: California State Reso. ACR 26

SPECIAL NOTE

Since part of our MISSION addresses CULTURAL PRESERVATION,

here is a must read and view video
RE: Big Pine Paiute-Shoshone tribes.


Why Two California Indian Tribes are Growing Their Own Food, and Why It Isn't Easy | KCET

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CULTURAL PRESERVATION!
Antelope Valley Indian Museum Banner

Antelope Valley Indian Museum

The Antelope Valley Indian Museum is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
15701 East Avenue M
(between East 150th & 170th streets)
Lancaster, California
Antelope Valley Indian Museum


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Present!

(Free - Starting July 11, 2019)

Marina del Rey Summer Concerts

Summer Concerts – Beaches & Harbors

NOTE: Marina del Rey is an unincorporated seaside community located within the County of Los Angeles. The harbor is owned by Los Angeles County and is operated by the County's Department of Beaches and Harbors.

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ENJOY!!



Things to Do 
COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES


and

Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation-Amenities1

Let's Not forget our Critters!


Animal Care and Control
 Los Angeles County


NOTE: The County of Los Angeles, CA
is a Founding Member of the U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association.

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View from Lamont Odett Vista Point off northbound Highway 14 as it descends out the Angeles National Forest down the Soledad Pass into Palmdale, entering the Western Mojave Desert. Foreground is the California Aqueduct with Lake Palmdale behind it.

View from Lamont Odett Vista Point off northbound Highway 14 as it descends out the Angeles National Forest down the Soledad Pass into Palmdale, entering the Western Mojave Desert. Foreground is the California Aqueduct with Lake Palmdale behind it. Vista Point is less than one mile from where Highway 14 crosses the San Andreas Fault. Just beyond, and adjacent to Lake Palmdale is the Sierra Highway, which is the original alignment of Historic U.S. Route 6.

Palmdale, California
Southwestern Gateway into the
Mojave Desert

By THOMAS FITZGERALD,
Publisher, Freelance Writer and Copy Editor.

Palmdale, California  - DesertUSA

Who is Thomas Fitzgerald?
Thomas Fitzgerald is a self-starter and wise time-manager; attributes laying the foundation for the personal discipline and fortitude needed to work-from-home as publisher of a monthly newspaper, and, simultaneously freelance as a writer and copy editor.

Thomas earned an Associate of Arts degree (Communication / Journalism) from Antelope Valley College and was one of two-dozen journalism students selected from among a pool of applicants encompassing California State University and University of California journalism majors statewide to attend “Saturdays at The Times” – a two-Saturday journalism training program sponsored by, and held, at the Los Angeles Times.

Thomas has been writing professionally since 2005, first reporting on political news and later expanding into other genres, leading to the building of a portfolio reflecting versatility across a broad topical spectrum. Thomas’ anthology comprises investigative journalism, opinion and commentary, interview, movie review, feature, informative, creative writing, humor, and, sports – credential professional baseball writer covering Major League Baseball’s Arizona Diamondbacks’ Class ‘A’ minor league affiliate.

The Political Observer newspaper – aside from the actual printing – is a one-man operation as Thomas sells the advertising, develops ad copy, builds ad proofs, manages two writers, writes copy, copy edits, builds the newspaper (lay-out), designs graphics, and, distributes the newspaper.

The Political Observer newspaper is online at www.Scribd.com/tavpo. Thomas may be contacted via email at editor@tavpo.com, or, by phone at 661.941.4748.

NOTE: Hopefully Thomas will have the opportunity to write about all the great historical places to visit and things to do when traveling the Grand Old Highway throughout California and beyond.

Route U.S. 6: Longest Transcontinental Highway - 1940

Things to do!




Things to Do - Los Angeles County

Heads Up!!

KTLA reporter Mark Mester stands next to Vasquez Canyon Road,
which continued to buckle on Nov. 20, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

Vasquez Canyon Road is popular with cyclists, and provides additional access for drivers living in northern Santa Clarita areas -- such as Saugus -- and connects Bouquet Canyon Road to the 14 Freeway and Sierra Highway. Traffic was expected to be impacted in the area, including both Bouquet and the Sierra Highway.
The Sierra Highway is a portion of the
Historic U.S. Route 6 alignment.
Landslide Buckles Vasquez Canyon Road; 2-Mile Stretch Closed Indefinitely | KTLA

 

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Owens Valley, California History
by Ray DeLea
(The Historic U.S. Route 6 alignment runs the full length of Owens Valley.)

Special Notice!

U.S. Route 6 Charity Run 
2015 Activity Updates

Donate - Coast to Coast for Kids
 and
Join the Route 6 Team!
Membership Application - pdf
 

New memberships will include the balance of this year and all of 2016


 Aprylle standing in front of sign in Bishop, CA
 
(May 21, 2015)
Only 3,205 miles to go!



Above - Antelope Valley Press 05-16-2015

A special "Thank You" to the City of Lancaster and the Americas Best Value Inn & Suites for their generous (friendly) hospitality. 05-14-2015

Rosamond, California
"Oasis in the Mojave"



 Then and Now
While from these two pictures it may appear our little town has not changed significantly, appearances can be deceiving. The above street scenes depict a portion of the old "main drag", Sierra Highway (part of old US Route 6). Rosamond today is growing primarily east-west along Rosamond Boulevard, which is barely visible as a street intersection in the background of the two photos. The population of "greater Rosamond" in the 1950s was only a few hundred souls; today it is around 18,000.

Rosamond, CA

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County of Los Angeles

The County of Los Angeles is a founding member of the California U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association. As a member it includes all divisions and departments within.
Below are only a few of many.
Thank you for your on-going support.


Feel free to contact us regarding special events that you would like to have posted on our web site and facebook page.

Los Angeles County Department of Public Works

Los Angeles County Department of Public Works

County of Los Angeles Fire Department

County of Los Angeles Fire Department

County of Los Angeles Sheriff's Dept.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept.

Above: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept. 1925

Below: Los Angeles county Sheriff Deputy posing between two Buick Squad Cars - 1932

(Appears that the car on the left is a 1931 Buick Phaeton, and the one on the right is either a 1931 or 1932 Buick Four Door Sedan.)

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Museum

 

HAPPENINGS!

 

 

 

Enjoy Santa Clarita with family and friends!
In Santa Clarita the Historic U.S. 6 alignment is known as the Sierra Highway.

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HONORABLE MENTION
 
It is the goal of our Association to acknowledge those volunteer organizations that are serving their Route 6 community in a positive way. L.A. Green Grounds in the South-Central Los Angeles area is an excellent example of people helping people. The historic alignment is currently known as Figueroa Street which runs through the heart of South-Central Los Angeles. We are definitely impressed with what your organization is doing.

Meet Ron Finley


Harmony Project - Los Angeles, CA


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We welcome the County of Los Angeles as an active member of the Route 6 Team.


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Appears that Tootsie, the official mascot for the California U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association, received a lot of attention during her recent visit to Ridgecrest. Tootsie has become a real celebrity. Our four-legged friend is definitely Route 6 to the core. She plans someday to write children stories; “A Dog’s Life Along the 6”, The Adventures of Tootsie and Friends.

To learn more about the Association email California@route6tour.com


Julie Lombard, Interim Executive Director for the state of CaliforniaWe invite all cities, small towns, rural communities, chambers and businesses located along the Grand Old Highway to join us in the economic development, cultural preservation and educational programs as described in our Mission Statement.

Senior high school and college students play a major role in our development and activities. Most interns receive class credits for the time they spend with us. Parents are also welcome.

The present goal of the California Association is to identify the historic portion of U.S. 6 between Bishop and Long Beach. Currently U.S. 6 signs end in Bishop, historically they ended in Long Beach.

We believe this project will help all the communities located along the 3,652 miles of the Grand Old Highway by preserving the coast-to-coast integrity of the original alignment.

Our programs are serious. Our activities are intended to be fun and family oriented.  Looking forward to hearing from you.
 

A HAPPENING IN LANCASTER
A.V. Fair Fun Begins Today!


The award-winning Antelope Valley Fair and Alfalfa Festival, an iconic annual community event, is celebrating 81 years. This year’s “Sweet Delights and Carnival Lights” Fair takes place Aug. 16th – 25th at the Antelope Valley Fair & Event Center.

AV Fair | AV Fair and Event Center

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IN THE NEWS
Activity Update




California - U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association June 07, 2019

I want to thank both USC and United Airlines for reaching a new naming rights agreement for the football field of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Starting this fall, the field will be known as the “United Airlines Field at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum,” thus preserving the history of our city’s war memorial while still giving United corporate visibility.

Thank you to everyone who made your voice heard. I want to make sure that you save the date—there will be an event on Veterans Day at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and I would love for you to be there.

Sincerely,

Supervisor Janice Hahn
http://hahn.lacounty.gov/

Welcome
Richard "Dick" Bublitz
Our new Executive Director of the California U.S. Route 6 Tourist Assn.


Welcome Richard "Dick" Bublitz Our new Executive Director of the California U.S. Route 6 Tourist Assn.

On October 19th Mr. Bublitz was officially appointed to the position of Executive Director of the California Association. He and his wife Rosemary live in Woodland Hills which is located in the County of Los Angeles. The County of Los Angeles is a founding member of our Association.

His goal is to build awareness of the significance of the history of the Grand Old Highway and expand on our Mission which addresses Economic Development and Cultural Preservation.

He would like to involve Senior High School and College Students in our Internship Program. (Mentoring is the most rewarding part of what we do.)

Mr. Bublitz is looking forward to meeting and talking with members. He would also welcome any ideas you may have to further our Mission.

Welcome Aboard!

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Lancaster City Council Appoints

New City Manager Jason Caudle



Lancaster City Council Appoints Current Deputy City Manager Jason Caudle as Incoming City Manager | City News & Updates | City of Lancaster

The City of Lancaster, CA is a Founding Member of the California U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association. Lancaster was the first City to join our California organization back in 2007.

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Become a Volunteer


The Volunteer must be at least 18 years of age with a sincere desire in preserving our American Heritage. Interest in American History, government, journalism, photography, business administration and audio-visual productions would be a real plus.

Our programs are serious, and our activities are educational, fun and family oriented.

This is a Volunteer position however, all approved related expenses will be reimbursed. This would include (when applicable) office supplies, lodging, meals, and travel expenses.

For a College Student Intern this would definitely be a learning experience. It would also give you the opportunity to do some serious networking.

NOTE: We've had College Student Interns in other Route 6 States who received class credits for their time. Anyway, something to think about.

Interested?

Should you have any questions or desire additional information contact:

Russell J. Lombard, President / CEO

Email:
RussUSRoute6@aol.com

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A HAPPENING

(December 2017)

The City of Lancaster has installed additional HISTORIC Route 6 signs along the original U.S. 6 alignment currently known as the Sierra Highway.


Chris McCaslin and David Good with the Lancaster Department of Public Works.

David Good installing one of the signs along the historic alignment.

Pictures provided by Nicholas Haecker, Engineer Tech.

NOTE: Signs provided by the U.S. Route 6 Tourist Assn.

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In The News
 County of Los Angeles, CA
August 2017


Dear Friends,

This week, Los AngelesCounty received two Canadair Bombardier LC-415s, more widely known as Super Scoopers, on lease from the government of Quebec. These airplanes can fly up to 200 mph and can scoop 1,620 gallons of water in only 12 seconds! Along with an Erickson Skycrane Helitanker we lease, the Super Scoopers have been vital additions to our county's own firefighting arsenal for nearly 25 years and we are thankful to have them again this year. They will certainly help our brave firefighters protect life and property as we approach what could be a very active fire season. And, don't forget to have an emergency plan in place for your family and always heed the warnings to evacuate during emergencies.

Sincerely,

KATHRYN BARGER
Supervisor, Fifth District


Supervisor Kathryn Barger – 5th District Supervisor
NOTE:
The County of Los Angeles is a founding member of the U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association.

 A State Park -Lancaster, California
Antelope Valley Indian Musuem
Antelope Valley Indian Museum

 



What's Happening in Carson, CA
City of Carson



From Landfill to Land of Opportunity - YouTube

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In Memory of Fred M. Hann
Co-founder and past Executive Director.
Fred M. Hann
Jan. 29, 1938 - June 10, 2014
 
Stay on Route 6: Fred Hahn, Champion of US Route 6, Passed Away Today, June 10

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Fred M. Hann at the year-round U.S. Route 6 display located at the  Antelope Valley Fairgrounds - Lancaster, CA  (Summer 2012)

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Not-for-profits
Rosamond, CA

 
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